So while we were chilling here in Batangas, we decided to watch a local film titled “Must Be Love”. Yeah we were bored, but I must say, the movie was good.
Anyways, being a realistic buzzkill that I am, I didn’t like the concept of the story. Mainly because when I think about it, it’s about two bestfriends that fell in love with each other, disregarding the third wheel….ironically, that’s the original girlfriend.
(Yes, here I am like always, appreciating the neglected part of the good stories.) I’ll try to share how it looked like from a point of view like hers.
The original girlfriend started her act…well, normally. Came to the province a stranger. She met the guy, who is/was a womanizer, and fell in love with him after he courted him.
She loved taking photos of him, because she wanted lots of memories by the time she returned to Manila. He got tired of the pictures, but she never knew.
She loved cheering for him as he played Basketball, but he was secretly disappointed that she couldn’t play the sport.
She always wanted to look presentable and pretty for her boyfriend, but he found it boring that she was so strict.
When she left for Manila (well the guy was from the province. Cebu, I think?), she told her cousin, her boyfriend’s best friend, to take care of him and shoo off other girls.
Her cousin became the model for a beauty contest of some sort, and “bloomed”. The beautician asked her boyfriend to be her cousin’s partner for a dance, and that’s how they felt the connection.
Her boyfriend fell in love with her cousin after he realized her beauty, and the original girlfriend didn’t know until she came back to the province.
She found out, and got mad at her cousin out of shock and jealousy. She shouted at her cousin, and everybody looked at her for being the “girl-who-shouted-at-the-protagonist”.
Her cousin cried and told her boyfriend everything she felt right from the start, and he replied with how he felt.
Things happened and the original girlfriend substituted her cousin as the beautician’s model.
She tried everything to get him back. She was desperate because she was in love. She even tried to do the “slow motion” that got his attention.
Sure, maybe it was difficult for the guy to choose, but it was obviously harder for her, the original girlfriend, who had no choice. All she could do was wait.
And in the end, when the beauty contest was taking place, her boyfriend broke up with him.
She gave her gown to her cousin, the protagonist, and faded away. Everybody was shocked, but in delight, that the protagonist was there as she did her dance with the boyfriend.
It showed a short clip of how the original girlfriend bumped a “new” guy, but that’s it. It didn’t show what she had to go through afterwards. Her part was done.
All she did was love truly and fully, but in the end she was just ignored, replaced, and forgotten.