Cheers for the last Rico Yan movie, ever! Hearing that this was a certified box-office smash in the Philippines and also notified of Yan's immediate death, I had to see this for myself. My girlfriend took the effort on renting the VHS format of 'Got 2 Believe.' As I noted in another pilipino movie review, I could not understand much of the film's dialogue since it was spoken vastly in the pilipino dialect known as tagalog. But with some help from my girlfriend as well as part of the dialogue having 10% english-speaking, I was getting it a bit. In addition, the body emotions and attitudes of the characters also let me know the whole portion to the story. The synopsis of the movie was pretty good. [SOME SPOILERS HERE] There's this bridesmaid (Claudine Barreto) who always get down on her luck in finding the right guy. With the help of a fellow photographer (Rico Yan) whom she knew since she was little, yet she doesn't find him to be romantic enough. Both characters are totally opposite. Feelings start to emerge as he starts helping her out find the right guy. With one kiss and in arms during one scene of the movie, he is drawn to her. The bad part is that he (Yan) is setting her up with one of his friends from California (played by Dominic Ochoa). You'll have to see the rest of the movie to see how the plot will develop. Could Rico's character win her heart? Or will one of Rico's friends take the ode of opportunity away from him? It gets down to the wire. On a humorous note, actor Vhong Navarro plays Rico's sidekick in this movie. His performance could almost mirror close to a Jim Carrey-type of personality. He can certainly make a person laugh if they watch this movie. The soundtrack is also powerful. It's been a hot best-seller back home in the Philippines. The Rico Yan-Claudine Barreto version of the song 'Got 2 Believe' strikes a chord with fellow romantic crooners there. Rico Yan will forever be remembered in the eyes of many and this film shows a fitting tribute to his short-life on the acting scene. God bless him.
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