Ikaw (You) is one of the newly added Filipino movie on Netflix. It’s about a Manila-based real estate broker who returned to her town in Bulusan, Sorgsogon for her grandmother’s 80th birthday celebration. She gets reacquinted with her elementary schoolmate, Edong, a coconut farmer.
Basically when I watched this movie, I have no clue what’s the plot of the movie, I just watched the trailer on Netflix and then proceeded to hit the play button.
Here’s my 3 thoughts about the movie:
- Wow. The plot twist was unexpected. Since I don’t look at how many minutes are left in the movie, the plot twist took me by surprise. Yup. I really thought the movie was done, and they were already wrapping up. Since I don’t want to spoil you with the plot twist, I will not elaborate more on this thought.
- I didn’t cry that much. I’m a big cry baby! And so when I tell you I didn’t cry that much, tears did fell, but wasn’t enough. They kind of missed on the chance of making their audience bawl their eyes out. Maybe it’s the song choice or the scene was just lacking. For me, instead on focusing on the character crying, they could have shown a few seconds of flash backs.
- It’s not a happy ending. If you like movies that ends in happy ever after, then this movie is not for you. But don’t let this stop you. This movie is still worth watching. I enjoyed and I didn’t feel like I wasted my time.
Have you seen Ikaw? What do you think about the movie? Let me know in the comments!