In Review: Finally Found Someone (Tagalog Romantic Drama)
Cast: John Lloyd Cruz, Sarah Geronimo, Joey Marquez
Director: Theordore Borobol
Will they kiss, make up or not? Well, that is what Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz’s fans were cheering about waiting for their turn to watch the phenomenal love team’s latest box office hit romantic- drama Finally Found Someone. It is a running glossy feature film formula, and Finally Found Someone is not an exemption, that continues screening reel for years. It is not a bad thing, not when it is bringing good cheers to a fascinated crowd who just could not help get pop jitters each time Sarah and John shares screen time. Finally Found, if you have seen or followed Sarah and John like my wife has over the years, is a romantic concept tailored for mobile te h craze career millenial. You only have to look at John or Sarah’s social media frenzied character to find that techy fancy social networking storyline. Lloyd plays a young spin doctor whose life evolves around straightening out other people’s messy public image. Sarah, from start of film, playing this young left out bride, is a victim of bad social media. Put those two elements together, but with Sarah and John fielding much the drama, and audience love that sticky silly TV drama foreplay, you have laid out a hit film. That granted, and Finally Found Someone (despite its limited shooting budget) is bound to money from all takilya sides, let us look the film outright. John and Sarah, apart from having a decent pop screen tandem, are great character screen actors. More than drama, and you can sense that of Sarah and John, Finally Found Someone is well acted feature film. Either billed actors, and they get paid a lot to let out their romantic emotions (just for the screenplay), has found a home of each other’s hearts. It is hard seeing John and Sarah together without thinking there must be something more between those wickedly teasing eye blinks, smiles that sets off my wife in stirring “ang cute nila” pitch from a building scene no different from what you see weekly trailing Charo Santos narrating Maalala Mo Kaya. It s tested screen formula based characters matching, for lack of a better word, John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo screen couple image. It works like magic with every passing plot tease Star Movies have to put in effect when audience, particularly females, start attaching themselves to characters. What follows, and regardless how silly and youthfully frenzied the screen lines may seem, is a tied screen relationship that emotionally triggers each time Sarah and John hits a tangled scene. Borobol has a clear eye when to put hup this screeing character to audience ties, and that affair works handsomely with OPPO sharing its features into resolving Sarah’s personal crisis. And you can see, when you observe audience at the height of a dangling or confronting character clash, how attached they can become to entire movie storyline. In Finally Found Someone, which is largely teasing enough for a film title, John unexpectedly falls for a pretty female PR client played by Sarah. It was not a rosy meeting seeding eventually into a familiar romantic storyline fans does not seem to get enough – of Sarah and John’s teasing screen romance. It is a work of art that sit well with commercial product placements carefully threading into the film’s colorfully manicured scripting. It means well since products like OPPO Smartphone, which Sarah Geronimo is officially endorsing, seem to magically blend with set scenes and characters. Finally Found Someone is a character matching romance flick for all ages. It is one of a few remaining romantic films that could actually deliver a hit romantic movie without flesh exposure, pumping scenes or cussing for character foreplay with intensity. Finally Found Someone is everything a Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz movie should be. It explores family values despite the introduction of modern technology creatively re-shaping pinoy pop culture in so many ways Filipinos can widely relate with meaning.