Love is Color Blind: Movie Review

"Love is Color Blind" could have been great. It had the back bone to be something inspiring, moving, and captivating. But the film lingers too much on unnecessary fluff as it tried so hard to be funny instead. Banking on comedy than on actual substance, "Love is Color Blind" turned into an uninspired piece instead.
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After spending nine months in Hong Kong, Cara (Belle Mariano) returns home and tries to reconnect with her best friend and forever crush Ino (Donny Pangilinan). Ino, a son of a famous artist, is battling a case of color blindness that was caused by a car accident. To help him get back on track with his life, Cara decides to help Ino solve his condition by inspiring him to rekindle his love of painting.
If we could judge "Love is Color Blind" on the tandem of Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano alone, then the film could easily get extremely high marks. The duo was the real highlight of the film. They had outstanding chemistry on-screen with Belle Mariano's enthusiasm and cheerfulness grabbing us at the right moments. And while they still have to work on their dramatic skills, they did enough to really make this film an emotional rollercoaster ride. But the film suffers with its awkward pace and lopsided writing. The film moves fast in its first half and slows down siginificantly in its second half. The base dilemmas for the film were rushed that w can never fully relate with our characters. Another odd predicament for the film was it was pushing too much comedy at the expense of its more serious topics. We lost count on how many times odd characters were taking up important screen time trying to make a scene funnier. It wasn't effective and it was cheap and shallow comedy that was not to our liking. The film eventually found its footing but it was a little bit too late for us.
Rating: 2 reels

Why you should watch it:
- Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano had great performances and great chemistry with each other

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- lopsided writing and odd pacing
- the comedy aspect was cheap, shallow, and pushed too much
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