Mia, a celebrated writer of romantic-comedy films, is at a turning point in her life which makes it difficult for her to believe that love could last. Everything comes to a head when Ethan returns, only for her to find out that he has become a cynic of lasting love because she broke his heart.
The film begins with a televised interview with Mia, a famous writer of popular romantic comedies whose works, as the interview reveals, are directly inspired by important events in her love affair with ex-boyfriend, Ethan. Integrating in his narrative the creative process of a writer of commercial novels, he rises from being just a piece of entertainment purely escapist and something more, something more valuable. The film is an ode to romantic cinema. It is clear that their manufacturers are connected to the genre in a capacity that is much larger than most. Where other films build walls that separate the escape from truth to benefit the trade, Villegas' film confronts the escape, tracing its source to stories found in all who have experienced the charms and pains of being in love. Walang Forever hurts more fervently, perhaps because it seriously reveals the elusive bridge between fantasy and reality.