Thursday, 28 June 2018

Movie Review: Walwal

The movie is a centered on a group of four friends – Dondi, Intoy, Marco, and Bobby who have forged their unbreakable friendship in high school and are now sophomores in college. Dondi, Intoy, Marco, and Bobby are bound together by the wealth of their past experiences and their natural love for the good times. The boys share a kinship so close to each other that they will do anything to protect each other as they traverse the most critical period of their adulthood. Unbeknownst to them is that sophomore year in college is a pivotal phase in their lives as each of them will be confronted with a major dilemma that would determine their sense of direction for the rest of their lives.

Anchored with its entertaining screenplay and young vibe, Walwal is an honest take on current youth issues and how they embrace it. It is an insightful, emotionally resonant, and often funny film that  manages to touch on deep and important millennial issues with a progressive and modern approach  while treating it with sensitivity. The chemistry of the four leads are natural as you can feel the camaraderie and sincerity when all of them are together on a scene. Elmo Magalona shows his light side on this film while Jerome Ponce and Kiko Estrada brings depth to their character to the next level. Donny Pangilinan was good as a beginner, pleasant to watch that you can't see any amateurish acting on him for this film. Kisses Delavin is the charm of the film. I love her unique character and she nailed it. The DonKiss team up is the breath of the fresh air in the film. They are so adorable and look cute together.

Devon Seron surprises me for giving a consistent and totally good performance in a character that represents modern woman of millennial. The DevKi team up truly shines for me in this film for Direk Jose Javier Reyes bringing out the best in the two. They nailed their character well and their scenes are stand out. Of course, how can we forget the scene-stealer character of Angeli Bayani which I consider the heart of the film that manages to deliver a heartwarming chemistry with Jerome Ponce, her son in this film.  Cheska Diaz' character as a protective mother to his real life son, Kiko Estrada was also entertaining. Walwal is a refreshing, charming, enchanting modern barkada film which succeeds  majorly due to its absolutely hearty script and sympathetic performances. Overall one of the better coming-of-age film in recent memory.

My Verdict: 4/5


Kiko Estrada, Donny Pangilinan, Jerome Ponce, Elmo Magalona

Devon Seron, Kisses Delavin, Jane De Leon, Sophia Senoron

DonKiss (Donny Pangilinan & Kisses Delavin)

DevKi (Devon Seron and Kiko Estrada)

Kelvin Miranda

Kiana Valenciano

Ria Atayde

Diego Loyzaga

Turs Daza

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