#RewindMMFF: “Rewind” movie review and quotable quotes

#RewindMMFF: “Rewind” movie review and quotable quotes

Since I cannot and will not be able watch all the other entries to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2023, I don’t really have strong opinions either way about those who won. However, I think Mae Cruz Alviar’s “Rewind” does not deserve to be snubbed during yesterday’s awards night. This Star Cinema movie should’ve gotten some love!

According to a report from the Philippine Entertainment Portal, “Rewind” is MMFF’s top grosser so far, and that it is not surprising because of its relatable themes and scenes.

For example, I think many of us have experienced being like John (played by Dingdong Dantes) who lashed out against someone at home – including children! – because we had a bad day in the office even though our loved ones have nothing to do with what we experienced.Apart from that, there are countless of women who like Mary (portrayed by Marian Rivera) had to set aside their professional careers for their family. Way too often, we let our work consume too much of our time and energy at the expense of giving ample time for our loved ones and to ourselves. Do you remember the last time you were able to have a heart-to-heart conversation with your parents, siblings, or anyone else at home?

Once we die, our employers will probably just send a message condolences to our bereaved family before posting the vacancy soon after. But to our respective families, we are irreplaceable. Unfortunately, there are no do-overs in life so we just have to nurture our bond with our loved ones every chance we get.

PS: I cried buckets during the numerous scenes where Ben and Ben’s “Sa Susunod na Habang Buhay” was played. I know I am not alone!


“Ngayon naiintindihan ko na kung bakit bata pa lang pinagtagpo na tayo, dahil hindi pala tayo sabay tatanda.” – Mary to John

“Consummatum est.” – Lods (Pepe Herrera) to John

“Maniwala ka lang. Magiging ok ang lahat.” – Lods (Pepe Herrera) to John

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