One More Chance 2

Just recently saw the teaser of the sequel to “One More Chance”. And now the chorus of “I’ll Never Go” keeps playing en loop in my head. Mostly it’s Erik Santos singing; occasionally it transitions to Maja Salvador. ๐Ÿ˜› I just can’t shake it off my head, and it’s becoming annoying already. They say that the “cure” for LSS/Last Song Syndrome is to complete the song until the end. Eh pero hindi ko naman memorize ang buong kanta; hindi ko tuloy mabuo-buo. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I have my misgivings for a sequel. After all, “One More Chance” was epic! ๐Ÿ˜Ž At first, I was unimpressed by the teaser. Their fight seemed over-the-top over a trivial matter. And short of pagbabasag at pagtatapon ng pinggan, it was all loud voices, rising tempers, shouting and then boom! Cue music…

But after watching the teaser several times, I finally warmed up to it. ๐Ÿ™‚ And when I let my husband watch it, we ended up laughing so hard afterwards. After all, it hit close to home.

And isn’t that what has endeared “One More Chance” to us? That the characters and their situations were relatable? The conflict was more INTRApersonal (rather than interpersonal), thus more difficult to show onscreen. It’s much easier when the conflict can be personified/objectified, i.e. other man or woman, a sordid past, social differences (“Langit ka, lupa ako.” that kind), evil stepmother, scary dragons, etc. But how can you depict the need for GROWTH and SELF-REALIZATION as an evil? It’s less tangible, but more realistic. After all, we have had more battles with our own personal demons i.e. self-doubt, fear, envy, anger… than we do with other people.

Anyway, back to the sequel. It’s a tall order for the production team to replicate the feat of the first movie. I wonder how they are going to pull it off. Although I hope there won’t be another woman/man this time–adultery na yan, since kasal na sila! ๐Ÿ˜› On the side, I also wish that Chinno has already gotten himself a very beautiful wife, and I predict Krizzy and Kenneth have got lots of kids… Maybe the couple will be dealing with childlessness, or having a baby, on top of career problems and social obligations that threaten the romance in their relationship. Whatever the writers decide to do, it is my fervent wishย that Popoyย and Basha still end up together so as not to negate what happened in the first film. And please, do not let any of them die (lalo na kung 8 years from now ulit eh maisipang gumawa ng part 3!ย ๐Ÿ˜› ).

Here’s the sequel’s teaser.

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And here’s a throwback of the One More Chance trailer, from 8 years ago.

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Bea and John Lloydโ€™s onscreen chemistry is undeniable, and has gotten even stronger through the years! ๐Ÿ˜‰ And they are so good at what they do. The 2-act scene was *almost* seamless; there was just a โ€œcutโ€ at around 1:38 when Popoy was shouting โ€œIkaw na! Ikaw na lahat! Ikaw na lang sige! Ikaw na lang ulit!โ€ (Ouch. Ang sakit nun. To bring back something from the past and use it to hurt someone. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ) But I am most especially moved by Popoy and Bashaโ€™s reconciliation moment. Their actions and expressions were very effective, delivering sincerity and contriteness, forgiveness and love, even without the need for a dialogue. I am a fan of the Bea-JLC tandem and if only for these two, I am sure to watch the movie. I may have my apprehensions, but Iโ€™m willing to give the sequel one more a chance. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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10 thoughts on “One More Chance 2

  1. Bea looks like Zoeey Deschanel ๐Ÿ™‚ She ages beautifully in real life and pati sa movie. Kainez! bwahahaha My friend used to tell me, ito ang pambansang breakup movie. At kapag hindi mo napanood, it’s good as parang kang Pinoy na hindi kilala ang adobo bwahahaha In the workplace, there was a lady boss who was relating the film to my boss. Apparently, hindi alam ng boss ko. Nagkatinginan kami ng colleague ko. Sh*t loser and we were both hiding our laughter….the rare times we can legitimately laugh about him. Sorry kung mean hehehe

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    1. Yes, Bea is getting to be more and more BEAutiful as she matures. Kahit na shirt and jeans lang sya sa She’s The One, ang ganda nya pa rin. Pero para sa akin, pinakamaganda sya thus far sa The Mistress. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I don’t know kung intentional yung bad wig nya sa sequel. If the movie is going to be an honest take on the realities of marriage, then yeah, there will always be bad hair days, bad moods and bad furniture. Ewan ko kung bakit pinupuna yung blue monobloc sa gitna ng sala. Eh meron nga kameng malaking plastic duck potty trainer na pakalat-kalat sa bahay!

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      1. Sa totoo lang, hindi ka tunay na member ng “masang” Pinoy kung wala kayong monobloc sa bahay. ๐Ÿ™‚ All the more, it makes the movie more authentic. Haha The best ang mono bloc kasi mura at tumatagal naman ang buhay at kapag nasira or ipaghampasan mo, keri lang… mura lang naman ahahahaha

        Plastic duck potty trainer, ang cute haha I can imagine your little one playing with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. Kung saan-saan napapadpad ang duck na yan. The little one likes pushing and lugging it around the house. Sometimes he sits on it ala horsey-horsey. Other times, he stuffs his toys in it. But he has NEVER used it for its intended purpose. ๐Ÿ˜›

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      1. Hindi naman hahaha nakwento lang ni Lady Boss. Kasi I remember they were talking about another Pinoy celebrity tapos biglang na na-mention si Bea. Tapos the Lady Boss mentioned the sequel of the movie. Turns out, out of place ang boss namen ahahahaha

        I watched The Mistress din… of all places sa bus en route for our team building. And yes, ganda ni Bea dun. At dun ko natutunan that the best fit for any suit or garment is highly dependent on the “master cutter” For me naman, my favourite movie from her is Now That I Have You (yung may eksenang MRT, at shempre hindi naman halalta na fan ako hahaha). I love the side story of her relationship with her family ๐Ÿ™‚ Funny and endearing

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      2. Cute nga yon! JLC&Bea as Michael Morelos and Betsy Rallos. I think it was their first full-length movie. ๐Ÿ™‚ They made riding the MRT look fun and fab! ๐Ÿ˜›

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