Competing head-to-head in the box office, which opened on Wednesday, June 27 in cinemas nationwide were the two films—the QCinema 2017 entry ‘The Write Moment’ and the 2018 American romantic-drama ‘Adrift’.
The former being a local production stars theater artist-turned comedic actor in mainstream films—Jerald Napoles with Valeen Montenegro as Dave and Joyce, respectively; while the latter as a foreign-distributed film features Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin play Tami Oldham Ashcraft and Richard Sharp, which is based on a true story.
‘The Write Moment’ take the moviegoers to the kind of love story that Napoles’s character as Dave is a heartbroken writer who tries to get back with an ex-lover through his romantic comedy ‘hugot’ script but fails; he finds himself magically living-out the scenes he has written instead. He’s forced to follow everything verbatim-or else face being stuck in an existential loop of scenes that repeat over and over again. If Dave is trying to redo what he wants his love story to end up; Woodley after she woke up in the aftermath of the storm that she and her boyfriend Richard have gone through with 40-foot waves and 140-knot winds in the film ‘Adrift’, she has to find the strength and determination to save herself and the man she can’t see herself living without.
Both films offer love stories. Though, the four characters in the two films may have struggles that could be unexpected in most romantic-drama and romantic-comedy flicks. But what is more important is that they have loved and they fought for it.