Friday, 1 July 2016

Movie Review: The Achy Breaky Hearts

Chinggay (Jodi Sta. Maria), a jewelry shop manager, is one of the single women in their 30’s who feels the pressure to find love. She goes out on dates with men but none of them seem to make the cut. You may blame her high standards but the pain from her previous relationship could also be affecting her judgment on men. Now, her love life is suffering a drought for seven years. Everything changes when suddenly, two men are interested to be with her. Ryan (Ian Veneracion) bought an engagement ring from Chinggay only to be rejected by his girlfriend. Chinggay helps Ryan to get back with his girlfriend but they end up losing the ring and becoming good friends. On the other hand, Chinggay’s ex-boyfriend Frank (Richard Yap) is persistent to redeem himself and to prove that he deserves a second chance with Chinggay. Chinggay finds herself torn between two kinds of love. Will she choose one over the other? Or will she realize that the love that she needs won’t come from either?

The Achy Breaky Hearts has its heart in the right place with humor and values blended together by some solid captivating performances by Jodi Sta. Maria, Ian Veneraction and Richard Yap. This is totally feel good movie blended with good direction and screenplay. The film embraces people who are happy being single. The film balances the story between JoChard and JoDian so both Team Chinoy and Team Tisoy will be happy watching the film. Jodi and Ian brings the blossoming relationship for the the middle aged  while Jodi and Richard rekindle their relationship the second time around. Overall the film is surprisingly sweet and heartwarming movie for everyone whether you are broken hearted, in a relationship and happily single.

My Verdict: 4/5


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