somebody-to-loveVerdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.88 (4 ratings)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Writer/Director: Jose Javier Reyes

Cast: Carla Abellana, Matteo Guidicelli, Jason Abalos, Maricar Reyes, Isabelle Daza, Iza Calzado, David Chua

Synopsis: TV personality Marga (Iza Calzado) is struggling in the ratings. She hatches a plan to get her back in the headlines, and therefore back on top. Her friend Val (Isabelle Daza) is visiting from Hong Kong, and hooks up with her regular fling Tristan (Matteo Guidicelli). Over the course of the week, the two are forced to confront the status of their relationship. Tristan’s sister Sophie (Maricar Reyes) is having trouble in her marriage. Her husband Dan (David Chua) has grown distant because of her inability to have children, and soon enough she discovers that he might not be all that faithful. Sabrina (Carla Abellana) is working in a marketing pitch for Tristan’s company, all the while dealing with the sad possibility that her best friend Nicco (Jason Abalos) might be leaving for the States. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: R-13

Running time: 105 mins

Trailer: 

Reviews:

3.5         Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“Direk Joey is well served by his big cast, who deliver fine ensemble acting… The standout for us among the ladies is Isabelle Daza who, as she has shown before in It Takes a Man and a Woman and Lihis, is such an effortless natural actress.” (Read full review)

3.0         Oggs Cruz (Rappler)

Somebody to Love, with its quick but efficient stabs at contemporary society’s humorous excesses, is a romp whose pronounced inconsistency is both blessing and bane.” (Read full review)

3.0         Nood.ph

“Huwag maghanap ng malalim na kahulugan sa buhay at pag-ibig at magugustuhan mong panoorin ang pelikulang ito. Simple at straightforward ang mga storylines at dialogue na ginamit. Magaan ang trato sa gay storyline – plus points para sa pelikulang ito. Kahit ang kabuuan ng pelikula ay puro dialogue, hindi ka mabo-bore dahil sa mga nakakatawang moments na nagkalat sa buong pelikula.” (Read full review)

2.0         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“It gets so caught up in the gimmick of having these intersecting, parallel narratives that it ends up failing to tell those stories well. Some of the stories in the movie are actually worth telling, but they find little room to breathe within this needlessly labyrinthine structure.” (Read full review)