Just took the concerted effort to go buy a few pilipino movies from the pilipino store in virginia beach. and one of the movies i bought was 'forever' starring actors Aga Muhlach and Mikee Cojuangco. Together they team up for the first time to be an onscreen couple. I didn't really understood the dialogue much since most of it was spoken in tagalog. It's a shame I don't know the language since i was raised here in the U.S. primarily all my life. There were a few conversations spoken in english as a way to clue me into the story furthermore. My girlfriend and my parents pretty much helped me in understanding this movie by way of their pilipino-background. The story is absolutely brilliant. Aga plays the average-income fellow who lives with his pop, attends college, and into automobiles/motorbikes. On the other hand, Mikee lives the rich pilipina life with a trusted father and an ambitious, hard-nosed pilipina mom who wants good for her daughter. An arranged marriage seems to have gotten in the way of things in the family causing disarray. As a result, Mikee's character leaves the rich province life and trading it with the more hard-driven lifestyle in Manila. From there, she encounters people that will assist her through her ability to survive thus becoming a waitress in the process thanks in largely to their help. It's a hard way to make ends meet but she never let up her anguish. And that's when she meets Aga right there in the restaurant. Their eyes meet and wow -- you see forever! Things'll get quite complex as the story goes further and further. I won't mention the end here but all I can tell you is that almost any pilipino romantic comedies got the good endings. And this movie had a pretty decent one. You can get a kleenex but it's nothing heartbreaking, believe me. You're gonna cheer for Aga and Mikee's characters as they try to sway away from her (Mikee's) mom and her soon-to-be in-laws, including the arrogant husband-to-be whom she knows since childhood. It's gonna show that real love comes true and that it doesn't have to be arranged. Skip on most of the pilipino dramas if you'll buy/rent because most are a tragedy. The true entertainment really lies with pilipino romantic comedies. They really make pinoys and pinays like me get that 'feel-good' feeling. In addition to what I've written here, go buy/rent 'Got 2 Believe' starring the late Rico Yan and his girlfriend at the time Claudia Barreto. That was the other movie I bought.
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