“You’re My Boss” is a satisfying movie not devoid of charm

“You’re My Boss” is a satisfying movie not devoid of charm

It will be difficult to separate “You’re My Boss” from countless similar movies piling up in its category—its material isn’t new, in fact overly familiar, and has already made several romcom flicks into blockbusters—but it will be even harder to dismiss its striking attributes, no matter how few, that makes it truly a stand out.

lionheartvThe movie is helmed by Antoinette Jadaone, director of last year’s indie hit “That Thing Called Tadhana”, which became even bigger when it got mainstream release last February. That alone, makes “You’re My Boss” different.

Through Jadaone’s artistry, the movie receives a treatment that imbues the storytelling with mystifying appeal. Once again, Jadaone utilizes nature to effectively convey the intentions of the story, making the breathtaking imagery of Batanes work to magnify the level of emotions governing both our lead characters’ story.

Toni Gonzaga delivers her character with utmost credibility here, but its Coco Martin’s irresistable charm that makes their surprising chemistry, truly believable. The movie is naturally funny and loud, but on moments where its most quiet, it treads on themes that usually streak pain and sadness through the heart, and on those instances, “You’re My Boss” highlights the enchanting sceneries of Batanes, to surely hit its aim.

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“You’re My Boss’s” sentiments echo almost the same ones that made “That Thing Called Tadhana,” “Starting Over Again” and “One More Chance,” relatably haunting and poignant. Its two lead characters—Georgina, a highly confident and manipulative woman, masking her personal tragedies by dedicating herself almost entirely to work, and Pong, her simple and unassuming assistant—are both haunted by their respective pasts, and are desperately trying to break free from them, and move on.

The movie, regardless of how it’s being naturally charming with its humor and cheesy narrative, manages to strike a chord by sending messages that tackles the disaters of waiting, and hoping, for a love lost, and the promises of second chances and forgiveness.

Albeit formulaic and cliché, “You’re My Boss” is a satisfying movie not devoid of charm. It surely isn’t bereft of imperfections, nonetheless, where it truly matters, it immensely satisfies.

Rating: 8/10 (JE)

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