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Comments: Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw

Did you see the movie already? I've always believed in the talent of regine velasquez but when i saw this movie, i was convinced na bagay sila ni robin..haha.

For those who've seen the film, did you like it too?
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  • LightspeedLightspeed Mr. Optimist PExer
    I was practically dragged yesterday by my sister and her friends to see this but there were unbelievably long-lines at the box-office and the tickets for the next 2 screenings were sold-out.

    We just went to Nutty Professor dahil walang masyadong tao.
  • donnapiedonnapie * CuTie PiE* PExer
    Hay naku! from the trailer pa lang of this movie, i hated it na! I think it's just another rip-off of an american movie namely, NOTTING HILL!

    Sana naman we Filipinos could come up with something na mejo original the next time around. No wonder there's a slump in the Philippine movie industry!
  • alaina_05alaina_05 Non ducor, duco ✭✭✭
    Originally posted by donnapie
    Hay naku! from the trailer pa lang of this movie, i hated it na! I think it's just another rip-off of an american movie namely, NOTTING HILL!

    Sana naman we Filipinos could come up with something na mejo original the next time around. No wonder there's a slump in the Philippine movie industry!


    ...haay naku din sis! agree ako sa yo. at dalwang beses ko pa siyang npanood ha? ang kukulit kse ng mga kaanak ko e. pero medyo naaliw ako kay robin ha? ang cute niya sa movie...ang dise-disente niya at naka-gel pa ang buhok niya ha? si regine? hmmmm, mas gusto ko pa rin na kumanta siya kse sa acting. d man lang ako kinilig...sayang!

    ...nice part sa movie (in fairness!) e yung kay ruffa mae, remember nung kinanta niya yung "halik" ng AEGIS? hahahaha!!!! grabeh, sobrang funny sha dun!, ang galing niyang magpatawa tlaga...elib ako! at gayang-gaya pa niya si jessa zaragoza ha?
  • criseracrisera Member PExer
    Originally posted by donnapie
    Hay naku! from the trailer pa lang of this movie, i hated it na! I think it's just another rip-off of an american movie namely, NOTTING HILL!

    Sana naman we Filipinos could come up with something na mejo original the next time around. No wonder there's a slump in the Philippine movie industry!

    You have a point there donnapie. But I thought din it was going to be like Notting Hill. Surprisingly, the only similarity i saw was the plot of having a female superstar fall in love with a non-showbiz guy, but with the development of the story, it was different already. Of course, aside from the romantic angle, I liked it that they infused the issue about kids with Down's syndrome.Somehow, it gave us the perspective of how it is to treat special kids. Sana tayo na lang nauna sa notting hill para tayo yung orig..hehe.
  • ate germsate germs master showgirl PExer
    and besides, di naman talaga tayo nanggaya sa plot eh. how often do you see that kind of story in american films? parang, dito sa philippines, eh diba gamit na gamit yung moviestar-fan tandem sa mga stories. mas nakilala nga lang yung sa notting hill kase it's a foreign film w/ big stars, and the people who say na ginaya lang are the ones who don't get to watch much tagalog films/tv programs. so akala nila, ginaya.

    ok yung kailangan ko'y ikaw, kaso naiirita lang ako sa pag-slang slang ni regine. parang oa eh di naman fil-am ang role nya.
  • Noel VeraNoel Vera Film critic PExer
    Here's my review of the film, from Businessworld:

    A Surprisingly Good Love Story

    Viva Film’s “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw” is a romantic comedy starring Robin Padilla and Regine Velasquez and--surprise, surprise--it’s actually very good.

    It’s nothing really new--actually, it’s the nth variation of “Roman Holiday,” where Audrey Hepburn plays a lonely princess longing to escape her duties and go on a holiday and Gregory Peck plays the journalist who accompanies her on her holiday and ultimately falls in love with her. Here Velasquez is a pop-music princess with a full schedule; one of the quickie activities she happens to be involved in is a “Your Dream Date” contest which Padilla happens to win, hence their first meeting.

    Not quite--Velasquez does show up, but she’s in such a hurry to get to her other engagements that Padilla is left forgotten and bewildered and not a little disappointed. So he stalks her, kidnaps her, then continues the date from where they left off.

    And they fall in love. And they have the usual lovers’ quarrels (here involving her being a rich and famous singer and him being some poor nobody). And, despite everything, it all ends happily. That’s not the point; the point is Joyce Bernal (who directs) and Mel Mendoza (who wrote the screenplay) have taken a tired genre (the romantic comedy) and a tired plot (poor boy meets rich girl), and spun off fresh (okay, fairly fresh) and funny moments from the less-than-promising material. And that (as anyone familiar with recent romantic comedies can tell you) is a minor miracle.

    Part of it is the way the film plays against the two stars’ public persona…which has been done before, but rarely with such intelligence and wit (I can barely remember the last Filipino or even Hollywood romance that had wit, much less intelligence). It’s established early on, for example, that Padilla is popular in his impoverished little ‘baranggay’ (village)--one of the film’s conceits is that he’s so popular everyone in the community submitted his name to the “Dream Date” contest in the hopes of seeing him with their favorite singing star (Velasquez), which explains why he won (cute; a stretch credibilitywise, but cute). He enjoys a standing among his people, and Velasquez’s unintended snub was more than his honor can bear--hence his improvised kidnapping.

    Which is pretty much a recap, in romantic-comedy form, of Padilla’s public life to date. We know he has the ability to command the loyalty and affection of ordinary folk; we know he’s popular with girls and gays (though with gays it’s strictly “look, no touch”); we know he’s given to impulsive acts of questionable legality (for which he’s already spent time in prison); we know he’s a die-hard romantic of a lover, who falls for all his leading ladies. We know all this and still we forgive his flaws, still we cheer him on--because he’s not just the movie’s leading man, he’s our leading man; he has that indefinably quality that kept stars like Fernando Poe Jr., Joseph Estrada, James Stewart, and John Wayne popular through the years.

    It helps, I think that Bernal is directing; an accomplished editor, she knows how to pace the film, to keep it moving along. More, having an intelligent woman filmmaker take the famous Padilla machismo and--well, not exactly deconstruct it, but contribute her take on it--gives the movie an interesting tension. Bernal doesn’t do much to soften his character--we still see his temper flareups, his tendency to talk with his fists rather than his brain--but she does see him as a kind of anachronism, one to be put up with and understood rather than put down and censured.

    Which, incidentally, is where I think recent James Bond movies fail--instead of seeing Bond as the dinosaur that he is and honoring him for what he once represented (male European sexism), they updated him, made him politically correct--in short, emasculated him. Bond, and to a lesser extent Padilla, belong to an earlier age, when men were men; that’s the basis of their appeal. Defanging them doesn’t make them more interesting as characters, or help us understand them.

    It also helps that in Velasquez, Bernal has a champion willing to fight for her sex, on both the ideological and comical front. She concedes little to Padilla’s pride and reverse snobbishness (in this the film is spot-on accurate--the rich are proud, the poor, prouder); she even engineers the film’s fairly ingenious conclusion bringing the whole story to a full circle. Better, she brings her own public persona and charisma and sense of humor to the role--at one point she’s game enough to even make fun of her surgically improved nose (very distracting to look at). And she has a strong singing voice (the film manages to work in a few song numbers--some of them, surprisingly, the picture’s comic high points. Unsurprisingly, Viva Recording is promoting Velasquez’s album based on the song score).

    “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw” is a hit--the theater I saw it in had people sitting in the aisles. It’s heartening to think that at a time when the local film industry seems to be in a depression people still love to go see a movie; it’s even more heartening to think this particular movie is not unworthy of their love--that it earns that love through heart and skill and carefully crafted humor. The film isn’t the best local film I’ve seen this year--it lacks the harrowing realism of Tikoy Aguiluz’s “Biyaheng Langit” (Trip to Heaven), or the poetic ferocity of Mario O’Hara’s “Pangarap ng Puso” (Hope of the Heart)--but it pretty much stands head and shoulders above everything else.
  • neth_rowneth_row Moderator ✭✭
    the film featured 2 suprises:

    1. it was funny, with john lapuz and rufa mae quinto having moments of their own....

    2. robin padilla can sell a movie even without blowing up a car, or kicking the **** **** out of his opponents....

    unfortunately, a predictable and overly-corny ending killed the movie (and not to mention regin's black underarms)....but i admit, i had a good time watching it (the movie, not the underarms).....

  • mrsamrsa Member ✭✭✭
    i loved it! :) pero tama si neth_row... dapat medyo iniba iyong ending. iyon lang iyong parang.. huh? pero overall, cute naman e.
  • homeBuddyhomeBuddy Member PExer
    ano ba nangyari sa ending?! parang notting hill ba?
  • uptowngirluptowngirl Moderator PExer
    No spoilers please! :D
  • CaRaMBaCaRaMBa Administrator PEx Moderator
    Yes, it's soooooooo Notting Hill, yes it's predictable, yes it's not original. But it's really worth watching! Very funny and witty, and very touching. It's a feel good movie. Konti lang ang Filipino movies na ganyan. :)
  • Noel VeraNoel Vera Film critic PExer
    I'm not going to try defend this film too hard--it's only a commercial comedy, though well-made--but let me point out that Regine kidnapping Robin is actually an ingenious way of resolving matters. It brings the story a full circle (I kidnap you, you kidnap me), it establishes Regine as her own woman (remember, a woman--Joyce Bernal--is directing) capable of initiating things on her own. And yes, the dialogue is corny, but the two actors make it work, which is a small miracle right there.

    And as for stealing from Notting Hill, how can you say Notting Hill didn't steal from Roman Holiday (which I think Kailangan resembles more). We're not the only ones who copy from old films...
  • mrsamrsa Member ✭✭✭
    no, the kidnapping was not the one that made me go, huh? :D i liked that scenario nga e. nagtaka lang ako na may isang person doon. you know who i mean. :D super spoiler kasi pag sabihin ko kung sino iyong taong iyon (aside from the police). ;)
  • cute_asscute_ass Member PExer
    I really find the movie very funny and at the same time romantic. It's just that many critics think na ginaya nga yung movie sa notting hill. Well that's not true.... If the movie is like notting hill talaga, then I guess it wouldn't break box office records. San ka naman nakakita ng Lovestory dito sa Pilipinas na kumita ng 5.2 million? and until now, a lot of people watch it pa rin.
  • JeaJea Member PExer
    hey noel vera, d ko cnabing mag monologue ka

    basta for me, d movie was really funny, lalo na yung song number ni ruffa mae, feel good talaga sya, more Filipino movies should be like that, hindi yung desperate masyado na magpaka serious, lets do away with the misconception that for a movie to be good, it has to deal with harsh overstated realities of the Philippine culture. Kudos to binibining joyce bernal
  • Noel VeraNoel Vera Film critic PExer
    Originally posted by Jea
    hey noel vera, d ko cnabing mag monologue ka

    Ah, masyadong mahaba ba ako? Sorry, hindi ako maikli, ha!
  • Louise_SLouise_S Member PExer
    It's really funny and Robin is sooooooooo CUTE!
  • Louise_SLouise_S Member PExer
    Originally posted by neth_row
    the film featured 2 suprises:

    1. it was funny, with john lapuz and rufa mae quinto having moments of their own....

    2. robin padilla can sell a movie even without blowing up a car, or kicking the **** **** out of his opponents....

    unfortunately, a predictable and overly-corny ending killed the movie (and not to mention regin's black underarms)....but i admit, i had a good time watching it (the movie, not the underarms).....

    Your righ Neth! Ruf Mae and John Lapuz are hilarious!
  • HaagendazsHaagendazs Member PExer
    Actually, I seldom watch filipino films , but to think , i have wathed two movies of regine , one was with aga and 2nd was this movie ... it was good at first , but i felt it was draggy , very draggy !!! me and my friends we're bored! the scene with ruffa mae in the bar singing , i felt that it wasn't needed in the film na ... oh well ... this is just my opinion ...
  • superallensuperallen SUPERmember PExer
    i like the movie. oh, i know it's a ripoff of notting hill, pero in a way i like it coz it shows more sequences of robin and regine together... and how sweet they looked!!!!! ok talaga yung chemistry... i wish nga na sila na lang e... hehehe :D

    :angel:
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