Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.69 (18 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Writer/Director: Jun Lana

Cast: Maricel Soriano, Gabby Concepcion, Jericho Rosales, Dennis Trillo, Paulo Avelino, Lovi Poe, Carla Abellana, Solenn Heusaff, Ronaldo Valdez, Agot Isidro, Eula Caballero

Synopsis: Three stories of people and the secrets that tear them apart. A man is torn between his ex-wife and his girlfriend. A young woman is caught in a passionate love triangle. A once-promising singer begins to regret her choice to leave her dreams behind to start a family. (From Click the City)

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Reviews:

4.0          Jojo Panaligan (Manila Bulletin)

“But seriously, it will be hard to miss the fact that this film is an acting vehicle for many of its cast members. The saucy lines of Maricel Soriano, the anguish of Jericho Rosales, the despair of Lovi Poe are things that people will remember long after the film festival has wrapped up.” (Read full review)

4.0          Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

Yesterday is big and sprawling, with vivid, engaging characters. Lana examines their lives, secrets, passions, weaknesses, ambitions, defeats, struggles. The treatment is still melodramatic, falling short of true brilliance, but local viewers who go for this kind of dramatic fare will not be disappointed as the characters and their personal stories are all riveting, with the actors playing them generally delivering fine ensemble performances.” (Read full review)

4.0          Allan Diones (Abante Tonite)

“Malaking improvement ito sa huling adult drama film ni Direk Jun Lana na My Neighbor’s Wife. Mas maayos ang narrative nito, maganda ang daloy ng kuwento at kahit malaki ang cast ay may kanya-kanyang moment ang bawat karakter.” (Read full review)

4.0          Ihcahieh

“It is a good thing that it does not look like a film trying hard to bring back the glory days when drama was queen at the tills. Instead, it adapts to what is modern and in return gives a vibe that is not too out of date for it to seem foreign to the present generation.” (Read full review)

3.5          Rod Magaru (Rod Magaru Show)

“The story was well written. I didn’t find it hard to understand the interrelationship between the characters. Though there are some dialogues in the movie that I wished would have been rewritten.” (Read full review)

3.0          Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

“This is unabashed melodrama, spending more effort in mercilessly pitting its characters against calamitous events to allow tearful montages and dramatic exchanges of dialogue than anything else.” (Read full review)

3.0          Ria Limjap (Spot.ph)

“While not as iconic as the Mano Po series, it certainly has its own sort of glamour—much of it from the all-star cast, headed by Ms. Soriano and Gabby Concepcion, who is still a great hammy hunk of a leading man. Maricel, meanwhile, cannot tone it down for anything. It’s a whole lot of teleserye-style acting, confrontation scenes, and sampalan galore. Rich people acting like fools.What’s not to love?” (Read full review)

3.0          Ian Urrutia (Pinoy Cinema Tumblr)

“There’s a big promise of storytelling gold mine somewhere in the film, but unfortunately, Lana handles the turn of events with heavy-handedness that’s visually glib to look at.” (Read full review)

2.0          Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“With unbelievable schmaltz and a persistently high-strung turn of events that play out like livid strokes of slap-happy melodrama, Jun Lana’s Yesterday Today Tomorrow once again displays Lana’s fixation to the 80’s flavored drama.” (Read full review)

2.0          Jessica Zafra (InterAksyon)

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow is entertaining, though probably not in the way the filmmakers had intended. To our relief there is no contrived holiday happy ending in which all is forgiven and everyone becomes friends.” (Read full review)

2.0           Reel Advice

“In fairness to the writers, all the characters were given enough of a story such that no one can be considered as an insignificant part of this ensemble movie. On the other hand, too many characters might be the cause of a lack of character development.” (Read full review)

2.0           Nicol Latayan (Back to the Frying Pan)

” The situations are somewhat contrived and predictable; it’s a screaming cryfest after all. But what makes me feel less for this movie is that despite the melodrama that you know will happen in the movie, it still topped itself by bringing a more exaggerated melodrama than one can expect.” (Read full review)

1.5          Katrina Stuart Santiago (GMA News)

“What we have makes the film unwieldy and funny, a realization that while we will watch soaps, we demand for something more believable – more real – in our movies.” (Read full review)

1.0          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The stories do little to humanize these caricatures of terrible behavior, making it difficult to feel anything for the plight of these characters. The film handles conflict very badly, because all of the conflict is external.” (Read full review)

Comments:

3.0           Json Javier (Cinephiles)

“With hints of Amores Perros and Hereafter, the movie suffers from underdeveloped characters with interweaving storylines. Camp factor is extremely high. You gotta admire a Pinoy film that doesn’t offer the requisite resolutions, though.”

3.0          Manuel Pangaruy (Taga-ilog Special)

“Hindi ako scriptwriter pero na-appreciate ko ang script. Ayos lang s’ya para sa drama. Tumbok naman ang target audience. Nagtawanan ang mga tao r’un sa madramang eksena ni Echo. Basta ang barometer ko, kapag OA si Echo, hindi magaling ang pagkakadirek.”

2.5          Step Up Guy (Cinephiles)

“Lana stumbles slightly with Yesterday… the storyline is a veritable goldmine of rich and heavy drama, the loose ends are neatly tied, and the dialogue is often insightful and intelligent, but the characterizations are either shallow retreads (Abellana has practically the same character from My Neighbor’s Wife) or unfathomable idioms.”

1.0          Sigfreid Barros-Sanchez (Pinoy Film Buffs)

“Dapat di ko ginagawa ito bilang isang filmmaker din pero di ko mapapatawad ang Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow. Kailangang ma-realize ng Regal na passe na at masyadong maka-80s at 90s ang mga pelikula nila kung saan pagsasama-samahin lahat ng mga artista ng kahapon at ngayon. Hindi na umuubra ang ganitong formula. The less actors, the better. Isang pelikula na ganito pa mula sa Regal at huwag silang magtataka kung ma-bankrupt sila at di na naman makapagbayad sa tao si Mother. Ang ganitong mga pelikula ang ikalulubog ng Regal. On second thought, sige lang, Regal, gawa pa kayo ng ganito! Sige lang! Kinukunsinti ko kayo!”