100 Tula Para Kay Stella is a Filipino film, an official entry to the Pista ng Pelikulang Filipino.
100 Tula Para Kay Stella is about the lives of Stella and Fidel and the love and friendship between them. Fidel has a speech defect wherein he stutters whenever he talks in long sentences which he makes him shy and less confident with himself. Stella, on the other hand, is a rocker chic who dreams of being a famous recording artist. Even with their personalities very different, the two develop a strong friendship. Unknowingly to Stella, Fidel starts to fall in love with her and starts writing poems for her. However, he doesn’t seem to have the courage to give it to her. Will he be able to give the poems and confess his love before it’s too late?
At the very beginning, I know that this movie will be different from the rest. Every scene has a different feel on it. The movie starts with a light-hearted mood which made me assume that this will be a cute light-hearted story about friendship that will eventually progress to love. And for people who were teenagers at the early 2000s, this movie will bring nostalgia. I was a little kid back then but now I saw how teenagers that time interact and live.
I also knew from the very start that this movie will not have an ending most of us would expect. And I was right. It was an ending I did not expect from Stella. I’ve overheard conversations after the moving saying that they did not like the ending but for me, it’s a very beautiful ending. The ending shows the reality of life. It might break people’s fantasy but we just have to accept that fate may not be on our side.
JC Santos and Bela Padilla, for me, are perfect for this role. Bela is indeed very beautiful and her face has so much sincerity. JC was able to give off a shy boy type vibe even when he’s very good-looking. Their acting was believable which makes it remarkable for me.
Overall, the movie for me is close to perfection. I was deeply moved by every scene. I laughed with them and cried with them too. I was immersed in their lives. I also rooted for the shy boy in love with a tough girl. I highly recommend this movie for all the hopeless romantic, however, please prepare to get your heart broken.