Is it even possible to laugh and have your heart broken all at the same time? Apparently, it is.
A funny parody of a heartbreaking scene from the romantic-comedy movie Starting Over Again is currently going viral on social media – and netizens are totally loving it.
It’s been more than three years since the Star Cinema film starring Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga hit Philippine theaters yet it remains memorable for so many Filipinos because it was comical, romantic, hugot-filled and generally relatable.
It also attempted to steer clear of the usual story line – the boy meets the girl, the two get together, the girl leaves the boy and get back together in the end. The end obviously did not follow the formula.
Combining some clever editing, realistic acting and Maine Mendoza-level Dubsmash skills, Edgar Torres Jr. took on Pascual’s role and recited his lines while supposedly confronting Gonzaga for not getting any explanation or acceptable reason that he deserved when they broke up.
He even had a bite of banana despite the heavy drama. LOL! The best part, however, was when he acted out and yelled, “Tell me!” with all his might.
He also uploaded pictures where he edited his face on movie stills with Gonzaga prior to the video.
Netizens quickly praised Torres for his funny antics, with some calling him ‘petmalu’ and ‘lodi’.
“Ayos ang pagkakagawa. Ayos din ang acting (laughing emoji),” one netizen posted.
“Imbis na maiyak ako, natatawa ako,” another viewer commented.
As of writing, the video posted only on Friday, November 3 has been viewed more than 3.8 million times, with more than 59,000 shares and over 139,000 reactions on Facebook.
What are your thoughts on the parody? We think it’s both heartbreaking and funny!
Photo from Edgar Torres Jr.
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