The One More Chance 2 trailer got us all hyped up, and we can’t wait for its screening. It offers a sneak peek into how “love” is translated into “real life.” We see Popoy and Basha arguing about bills and projects long after the initial kilig has paid off, and it’s painful.
So while we’re waiting for the sequel, here are five films that have mastered the dissolution of great romances. If you think you cried it all and hugot it all with OMC (One More Chance), well, prepare a batch of fresh batch of tissues because these flicks will give you a good dose of ugly crying.
1. Like Crazy (2010)
OMC set our expectations straight when it comes to love. Like Crazy does the same. A film of beautiful sequences and soft tones, this is about the realest love can get. If you want to see what love is going to look like after a slew of wrong persons and short lived affairs, then get that blanket and huddle up with this movie. Bonus: Jennifer Lawrence makes an appearance.
Hugot Line that could rival One More Chance 2: “It’s not fair for you to have to experience things and be with someone who isn’t fully there for you.”
2. Before Midnight (2013)
The sequel to OMC is about what happens after Poy and Bash gets back together. Well, if you’re looking for what happens after a couple that missed their chance gets together after years of being apart, then this movie is for you. Set in Greece, this Richard Linklater masterpiece rediscovers the grit of a relationship that already witnessed its glory years.
Hugot Line that could rival One More Chance 2: “If you want true love, then this is it. This is real life. It’s not perfect, but it’s real.”
3. Blue Valentine (2010)
A fair warning: this hurts a dozen times more than that “Ako na lang ulit scene?!” in OMC. There are so many films about puppy love and affairs that end in marriage, but this is about the only one that shows what happens after the vows were made, about falling out of what was once spectacular and about what happens to your golden boy when he’s tired and far from whom you initially fell in love with.
Hugot Line that could rival One More Chance 2: “I’m so out of love with you. I’ve got nothing left for you, nothing, nothing. Nothing, there is nothing here for you.”
4. The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Not a lot of films depict the dissolution of marriage in such an honest light. While it’s true two people can madly love each other a few years in, The Squid and the Whale shows the alternative: what happens when love becomes selfish, cheap, and jealous. This movie follows a dysfunctional family and how they all grapple with the meaning of true human connection and love.
Hugot Line that could rival One More Chance 2: “All that work I did at the end of our marriage, making dinners, cleaning up, being more attentive. It never was going to make a difference, was it? You were leaving no matter what.”
5. Closer (2004)
The simple thing about this film is that it depicts four kinds of selfish and consuming love: how they all started and how they are all doomed in the end. Closer depicts the tragedy about selfish love we’re all scared to talk about: that no one wins in the end and everyone loses something and someone.
Hugot Line that could rival One More Chance 2: “I don’t love you anymore. Goodbye.”
Although they say love is sweeter the second time around, it could also be twice bitter and twice painful than the first. It’s okay, cry it all out.