Summary: It’s the same old Star Cinema adultery drama, dressed up with a disease. As everyone has noted, it has the exact same story as the Chinese movie, In Love We Trust. There’s nothing wrong with borrowing from another movie and calling it an hommage, but the source is never acknowledged. And then the MMFF jury gives One More Try the best picture and screenplay awards, which tells us everything we need to know about their standards of “excellence”.
This is how to do an hommage. Ang miningunang ino ay mahura. Muno hampalan, hingawan, iyangan. Charlie Arceo, we miss you at MMFF time.
Rating: 2 stars.
Recommendation: Watch the Chinese movie.
Our full review is at the MMFF Moviethon on InterAksyon.com.