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The Girl in the Orange Dress

MMFF 2018 Review: ‘The Girl in the Orange Dress’

WITH A VERY limited time to watch movies more so to write reviews (so expect ours to be straight to the point and short) these days, we got to choose a very few films to watch from the selection of eight featured films competing at the Metro Manila Film Festival or MMFF this 2018. Our first to watch is Jericho Rosales and Jessy Mendiola’s ‘The Girl in the Orange Dress,’ not because this is the ultimate choice but because we wanted to spend Christmas Day light-hearted and a little romantic but not too trashy. You know what I mean. To our surprise, ‘The Girl in the Orange Dress‘ exceeded our expectation. Not that we expected too little but it’s kinda good. Say, 6/10. The movie is not without flaws but it is very simple, close to reality, and not too cheesy compared with other romantic comedy films these days. It’s not melodramatic but rather funny, and pinches the heart softly, enough for viewers to maybe shed a tear at one point, then hold back, only …