Exes Baggage: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

Nix (Carlo Aquino) first met Pia (Angelica Panganiban) on a bar and the two immediately engaged into a small pep talk that eventually leads them closer to each other. Both are still moving on with their past relationships and  there are issues to be settled from both of their sides. After falling in love and decided to part ways, will the two still find a way to reconnect after meeting again two years after their breakup? 

Exes Baggage is taking the theaters like a storm as we watched the last show yesterday with a jam-packed cinema excited to see what the hype is all about. The love-team that really deserves a second chance to be back together in real-life surely knows how to spark a cliched story line with their amazing performance that is simply hard to resist. The Carlo Aquino and Angelica Panganiban connection were oozing with chemistry, and they acted pretty natural on the screen. You can see that they really missed each other and even a simple eye to eye contact feels very authentic. 

Angelica is a tremendous actress and there is no question about that. Here she delivers the perfect emotions of a person that went through a standard relationship and experienced the hardships of love and pain. She effortlessly shows that, and really had her moments delivering those hard-hitting lines that strike like lighting to the chest. Carlo Aquino, on the other hand, already went through to this kind of role earlier this year with Bella Padilla and once again provide a pretty solid performance all throughout. 

The story was quite common and a bit long that drags for a while. This already became the problem of some of the few films that provides this type of formula. However, the casts were pretty exceptional and carried it smoothly along the way. It is also relatable to a lot of people, especially to those who are dealing with the same problem. I just love how they closed it and left that last part hanging, filling the air with a lot of questions that can also be applied to Angel and Carlo in real-life. 

Overall, Exes Baggage is a film that relies heavily with its tremendous stars. It's not exceptionally afflicting but has that moments to tear your hearts out. With the two still leaving some windows open for them to get back together, another "CarGel" film would be great to see in the near future. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 8 out of 10 stars  

Cast: Angelica Panganiban, Carlo Aquino

Directed by: Dan Villegas
Distributed by: Star Cinema
Now Showing in PH cinemas