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Watched On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets featuring JC Santos and Bela Padilla last night. I seriously thought it was going to be something like I’m Drunk, I Love You, but nope.
If you’re looking for a romantic film, this ain’t it.
But it gave a My Letters to Happy kind of feels. The whole plot leaned toward valuing, not romance. But of course, there is love about a person’s desire to help their other half become the better version of themselves. (Jeez, does a Francis still exist?) What went wrong, I think, was the connection between the movie and the viewers. I learned something new, and it gave me a new perspective on a topic that is seldom tackled in my community—alcoholism, but it stopped there.
And I’ll be blunt here: the whole film seemed to discuss a first-world problem. I mean, wine and vodka are drinks of the rich, aren’t they? Which made me think that if it were viewed from a perspective of an average worker trying to get through the day by submerging themselves in beer, I may have felt something stronger.
Well, at least, JC and Bela had their happy ending here. And great soundtrack too.