My Personal Thoughts: The Break-Up Playlist

A friend of mine randomly asked me if I have watched The Break-Up Playlist (the recent movie of Piolo and Sarah) and asked how the movie was.

The unfortunate event that happened to me a few nights ago prompted me to do things that will pre-occupy my thought with something else. And so I went to the moviehouse to initially forget my hard drive’s haunting memories. Since I was never a fan of Terminator, I opted to watch the Piolo – Sarah film.


I won’t be narrating the summary of the movie here but I will share my personal and honest thoughts about the movie (as per my friend’s request). I think the movie is different from most Star Cinema romantic movies we’ve seen (note, it isn’t actually a romantic-comedy film, just romantic). And when I say different, I mean different in a good way.

The movie is brave and sincere. Yes there are “kilig” moments in the movie (the tried and tested formula of a Star Cinema movie to make movie-goers swoon over the main protagonists) but what stood out in the movie are those relationships realities unnerved into our face that we usually reject or even run away from.

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The movie isn’t just about the playlist (or songs) of their lives. The movie is about how one re-validates past relationships, reflect on differences we have with our loved ones and how we compensate whenever we are confronted to disagree. Moreover, The Break-Up Playlist is a story of acceptance, forgiveness (not only to those who have hurt us, but most importantly – to ourselves) and moving forward despite the difficulty of doing so.

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So do me a favor… before you say this seems not a good movie to watch or say that Piolo and Sarah (who by the way showcased a different and stellar performance in this movie) do not have chemistry — go and watch it yourself. This is way more worthy of one’s time than that crappy Jurrasic World movie I’ve watched a week before.

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