LSS (Last Song Syndrome): Movie Review - Reel Advice Movie Reviews

Friday, December 13, 2019

LSS (Last Song Syndrome): Movie Review

If you are an avid fan of the band Ben&Ben then there's a solid reason to experience "LSS". But the non-existent chemistry between the leads and a messy narrative means that besides its soundtrack, there's really no other reasons to rave about it.
Zack (Khalil Ramos) is a website designer living with his mom. Sarah (Gabbi Garcia) is working hard to support her younger brother while trying to push her career as a musician. They fatefully meet in traffic inside a bus and get to know each other through their love of Ben&Ben songs..
Frustrating is the keyword for " LSS". There was potential with the film's basic narrative but it simply lacked clarity and cohesiveness to be truly effective. There were a lot of elements that failed to blossom as the film had a tendency to pass by plot elements that they introduce initially but totally forget to develop. In fact, the eventual relationship between the characters of Zack and Sarah - felt unnatural and one born out of convenience. It was one, at least on face value, was not from genuine love for each other. Speaking of which, the acting and chemistry between Khalil Ramos and Gabbi Garcia was simply missing. Their performances came out awkward when they’re together - if we are to be blunt about it. Beyond love, the film explores a lot of other topics like family, death, sacrifice, and unfulfilled dreams. In those areas, the film shines a bit as it was able to go through topics not typically tackled in a romance drama film. Unsurprisingly, for a film titled "LSS", the soundtrack was its best trait but who goes to a movie just for the soundtrack alone?
Rating: 2 reels





Why you should watch it:
- if you’re a solid Ben&Ben fan then you’ll love the soundtrack

Why you shouldn’t watch it:
- the chemistry between Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos was non-existent
- the narrative was a messy and rushed experience


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