Before playing Way Back Home [released on 17 August 2011, Philippines], I did not know what to expect. I stayed away from reviews, trailers, plots and even IMDB. Perhaps, I just wanted the movie to surprise me and so it did!
The plot of Way Back Home isn’t really that unique and yet, I’ve found myself liking the movie from start to finish. I have no idea who Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes are. I have never seen them on screen before and my oh my… these two are great actresses. I am impressed.
So the storyline’s simple. Sisters Joanna/Ana [played by Bernardo] and Jessica [Montes] have been separated by fate. They live their lives in two different worlds. Twelve years later, fate decides to bring them back together. Just like a typical Filipino movie, characters clash as one’s nice while the other one’s a black sheep.
Aside from Bernardo and Montes, Way Back Home also stars brilliant Filipino celebrities such as Agot Isidro, Tonton Gutierrez, Lotlot de Leon, Sam Concepcion, Enrique Gil, Ahron Villena and more.
Way Back Home has touched my heart, has made me cry a river and got me to smile from time to time --- thanks to those “fish jokes”!
This movie gets a rating of 9 out of 10 stars from me!
How about you? Have you watched Way Back Home? If you’ve had, do you like it, too?