A Second Chance - Movie Review

Nov 27, 2015
a second chance movie review

In 'A Second Chance', Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) and Basha (Bea Alonzo) are now happily married and finally have their engineering business built. But marriage is what marriage does, as the two faces marital problems even greater they have experienced before. Trusts are now being questioned, love is slowly fading, and quarrels are nothing new.

While the endless quarrels and cries between the two not only drives the story, it both strengthens and weakens their relationship. The brutal and hard truth behind their respective arguments is exceptionally conceived here, even delivered better by Cruz and Alonzo, who without a doubt owns these characters. Their performances are undeniably terrific, and there's not a bit wherein the audience didn't feel like they are watching Cruz and Alonzo as themselves but as Popoy and Basha, that we are sold throughout. 

a second chance movie review

The marital problems the movie emphasized multiple times at times felt very repetitive, and has no intention to slow down, most of it resulting to a very dour finish. But I have to give it the benefit of the doubt for not actually ending up for a cliched mistress subplot, because "Filipino marriage in movies". 

The movie decided to focus more on a lot of scenes involving the bankruptcy of Popoy and Basha's business, in which their loss has been estimated for P60-to-80-M. It's a real bummer the filmmakers opt to come up with this unrealistic conflict than something more grounded perfect for the tone they are setting up. 

a second chance movie review

'A Second Chance' will never surpass the success and greatness of its predecessor 'One More Chance'. Although the performances and scenes involving the characters' obstacles are real hard-hitters, the movie at times sinks down because of its big moments becoming too repetitive.

The geek rates it 7.5/10!

'A Second Chance' is now showing in cinemas nationwide from Star Cinema. Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, also starring Billy Crawford, Arci Muñoz, Al Tantay, Dimples Romana, Janus Del Prado, James Blanco, Bea Saw, Ahron Villena, Melissa Mendez and Shamaine Buencamino.

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