The Breakup Playlist (2015) | Movie Review

Starring Piolo Pascual, Sarah Geronimo

The newest romantic drama offering from Star Cinema is both familiar and different. Piolo Pascual and Sarah Geronimo team-up for the first time here in The Break-Up Playlist. The movie is presented in a non-linear narrative, alternating between the different moments in the two lead character’s relationship, spanning from 2009 to 2015.

Although it’s presented in a different way, it still features the same, familiar elements from the usual SC romantic dramas. It’s filled with cheesy dialogues, family problems, and unnecessary side characters. The ending leaves a lot to be desired, as they never truly dealt with the problems they faced, and instead they just went and made up instantly. Aside from that, the movie also features some new OPM songs. Some may get stuck in your head, while others are forgettable.

Everyone knows how good of an actor Piolo Pascual is, but what really amazed me is how much Sarah Geronimo has improved in terms of acting. She improves in every movie she makes, and in this one, she proves how effective she is as an actress, especially in the heavy dramatic scenes. Rio Locsin, Dennis Padilla, Diego Loyzaga, Maris Racal, and the rest of the supporting cast deliver well, although most of the focus is on the two leads. There were also a lot of cameos and special roles from different OPM band members, such as Basti Artadi, Ebe Dancel, Yael Yuzon, etc.

All in all, it’s a different take on the classic Star Cinema formula. Nothing really new, nothing ground-breaking, but it’s different, and that’s a definitely a good thing.

My Rating: 7/10

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