Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Daybreak (2008)

Director: Adolfo Alix Jr.

Stars: Coco Martin, Paolo Rivero

A married man is having an affair with another man. After some time apart, the two men spend a night together in a family vacation home in Tagaytay , Cavite. Together in such close quarters, the two are left with nothing to do but to confront the realities of their relationship. The two did not see each other for two months partly because William is very busy being a Makati physician and partly because he is a family man. JP, on the other hand, had spent two months secretly waiting for William while keeping himself busy with his boating job and his girlfriend. Deep inside, the two lovers missed each other. When they reach the rest house, William cooks pasta and they eat and drink wine together. It is to be, however, the last night that the two lovers will be together as William is scheduled to leave for Australia. William wants to call it quits but doesn't know how to break the news to JP, who is already emotionally attached to him although they really didn't have an agreement that they are indeed a couple. The movie ends as William is driving back to Manila again and JP, alone in the nocturnal Tagaytay rest house, is numbed to the truth that their relationship is doomed in just one night.

This was not the most exciting movie that I have seen. It was rather slow and dull most of the time. There is not a lot going on in this movie at all except for these two men talking and having sex. That is it. The house that the movie is shot in is beautiful. The acting is good. The pace was the bad part of the movie. It was just a bit too slow.

The story is a real common one that exist all over the world. It is more common than people would like to think. The characters were well written, like you know these two men. JP is the good one in the movie. He is not settled in life, but he knows who he is and what he wants. He has his life more together than William. Even though he is not a big success, he is more happy with his life. William is nothing but a mess. He wants his family life with his wife and kids, but he also wants to be in a relationship with JP. He will not leave his family to be with him. William thinks that JP should just understand. William and men like that just deserve to be left all alone.

This is one of those movies that you may want to watch once, but I do not think it is worth rewatching it. It is not that good of a movie. This is an example of an average movie with a good story. If you can find a copy with subtitles, then you may want to watch it. Enjoy.

Daybreak (2008) Trailer
Daybreak (2008) Full Movie

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