Kita Kita (I See You) Movie Review - Cebu X-Geeks


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Kita Kita (I See You) Movie Review

Two less lonely people in the world, and everything's gonna be fine

Kita Kita tells the story of a tourist guide, Leah (played by Alessandra de Rossi), and her life after her failed relationship with a Japanese guy named Nobu. Due to the shock and disbelief of her partner's betrayal, Leah suffered temporary blindness as a result. Tonyo (played by Empoy Marquez) is the annoying next-door kababayan who decided to cheer her up by offering home-made Filipino dishes in hopes to warm her icy heart.

The first half of the movie is told from Leah's perspective. She was quite cold to our protagonist at the start and even told him to mind his own business. But Tonyo was persistent and, in the end, he managed to gain her trust. He convinced her to be his tour guide. Even though Leah was blind and reluctant, they ended up having bizarre but charming adventures in the quaint town of Sapporo.

The second half of the story is told from Tonyo's perspective. This part revealed why he made such an effort for Leah, despite the girl not knowing who he was.

The movie gave us insight about finding love in people who loved us from the start. The way I see it, the movie implied that what you thought to be a "perfect relationship" may not be perfect at all and may end up falling apart. And that's okay, because you deserve someone better. You just need to give people a chance and stop judging books by their covers.

Despite the unusual pairing, I felt the heart burps! The chemistry between Alessandra and Empoy made me laugh and cry as well as made my stomach flutter. As for the story, though heart warming, I still believe they could have written a better backstory for Tonyo because it looked like he was depicted as a creepy stalker. Nonetheless, my heart was won over by their ROMCOM scenes.

I say, you need to watch this movie right now! I'm not kidding. I'm not even into noypi movies but this triggered all my feels. Kudos to the color team for having an Instagram dream-like filter in their production coloring. It was perfect, inspiring, and beautiful. I am also looking forward to Director Sigrid Andrea Bernardo's works in the future.

Overall, I highly recommend the movie for those who enjoy romantic comedies.

4.5/5 from me!