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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Flick Review: Lakbay2Love

1/30/2016 5:40:04 PM

Of all the stories of the romance-driven (at at times, oligarchs) movie industry, Lakbay2Love tells a formula involving stories about searching for answers on self, romance, and for the changing times in our environment. Raising bars on consolidating multiple subplots and conflicts in the process.

Despite the stocks formed in between, the picture had a very light approach, with multiple breath-taking scenery serving as their backdrops, and a very interesting storlyline.

Lianne is a videographer whose dilemmas in the past, especially on her romance affair, has yet to be resolved with mounting paychecks also haunting her daily life. A new project made her fall in love with another world -- biking; but her trail never stops as she, along with Jay-R, explored other sides of the world; from the harsh, dying reality of our environment, to the fun times of using bicycles and even getting back.

Somehow, the cinematography become a primary factor on how Lakbay2Love find found its balance. I mean let's face it: the aesthetic appeal set the flick's tone for most of the time; plus the soundtrack complimented them all, with Kai Honasan's Liwanag serving a fitting pace. Plus, Solenn's Kilig and a cover of The Eraserhead's Overdrive joining the mix -- and even became the background music of its trailer.

Though most people would think the love story became a standout, I still don’t think the advocacy was far left behind. It stood alongside the triangular affair which shied away from the typical resolution; considering where love triangle stories usually conclude.

Besides, the issue of biking and climate change was so evident despite its absence in the news circulation. This film exhibited awareness about the said topics; something that was rarely seen. 

Not totally perfect, but definitely a worth the watch, especially if you’re into biking; and looking for solutions to the never-ending traffic and even pollution cases.

Verdict: 7.2

Author: slickmaster | (c) 2016 september twenty-eight productions

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