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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Movie Review: How To Be Yours

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Main Cast: Bea Alonzo, Gerald Anderson
Director: Dan Villegas
MTRCB Rating: PG
Released By: Star Cinema

When the official teaser of Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson’s first starrer “How To Be Yours” was aired, not a few in social media commented that it would be just another romance comedy movie, not far from the usual shown before it. But judging from the viewers’ reactions at the cinema, it seems that many will be happy to be proven wrong.  

NiΓ±o (Gerald) and Anj (Bea) are two people who fall in love but their colorful relationship is constantly challenged by their commitment to their professions and personal goals – Anj who wants to make it big as a chef and NiΓ±o whose marketing expertise is nothing short of indispensable.   

“How To Be Yours” is modern in its approach as it tackles the journey of two devoted lovers, bravely proving themselves further amidst the trials they have to face along the way. NiΓ±o is Anj’s encourager, the wind beneath her wings who constantly pushes her to run after her dreams.  

The movie’s narrative and pacing work well as each character is allowed to develop as the story unfolds. Not just banking on romance comedy, director Dan Villegas made sure that viewers can learn a thing or two about relationship and priorities and what matters in between.

Needless to say, the movie is a well written emotional ride. The scenarios are real, very telling of the joys and plight of career people in the workplace that many can relate to. That working in an industry like food/restaurant as a chef for example is no different from that of a soldier right in the middle of a battle field.  

The film’s casting is quite commendable, notably Bernard Palanca who plays to the hilt the strict chef/restaurateur Pocholo who Anj has to constantly do a balancing act with. Likewise the mix of supporting actors who play her wacky and supportive friends, nothing like effortless and natural humor.  

Definitely, Bea and Gerald are the best choice for the film. They not only have perfect screen chemistry, but the rapport is obviously there, as they look so comfortable with each other you’d think they’re just having fun and not acting at all. But you’ll get carried away by their serious and emotional scenes, as they seem so real. If true, their alleged ‘past’ could have contributed to it.

Cinematography is noteworthy, too, with meticulous camera shots and frames making each scene come alive. NiΓ±o and Anj’s bedroom scenes, along with their “intimate moments elsewhere” are perfectly captured, accompanied by that engaging musical score. Scenes at the grocery are cool, those Binondo shots in ‘slow mo’ certainly add magic.    

There’s one distracting, observation ‘though - very noticeable with Anj is that in all her scenes, whether she is stressed at work in the kitchen or having a dinner date or in the bedroom about to sleep and even while sleeping - her face looks the same - always freshly made-up with hair perfectly in place all the time, like she has just stepped out of the parlor. Now that’s believability flaw in question.

But overall, director Villegas succeeds in this movie, notably for its fresh concept. He and his team certainly worked hard for this. His past movies notwithstanding, Walang Forever, English Only, Please and his recent blockbuster, Always Be My Maybe which also starred Anderson (Arci Munoz), all proved his consistency that content and commercial success do mix.

Catch “How To Be Yours” so you would know what ‘kape’ and ‘babe time’ and ‘forever’ are all about.

Now showing in cinemas, the movie also stars Alex Vincent Medina, Anna Luna, Bryan Sy, Devine Aucina, Janus Del Prado, Jerome Tan and Nicco Manalo.

131 comments:

  1. Bea alonzo is the queen of her generation. No one comes close. Honestly, di pa ako fan nito pero i know where to give the credit is due.

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    1. tama,sya lang queen of her generation

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    2. Waaahhh!! Pinanood namin ng sweetheart ko ng 'babe time' namin yest, lavet!!

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    3. Tulog na Bea.

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    4. Yes they gave her the 'movie queen" title but she lacks the versatility an actress should possess. Madami ng nakakapansin lately na same lang acting style niya in her movies. I see Basha in her role Anj (HTBY). She's good in drama but same lang ang atake or the way she delivers her roles.
      I have seen HTBY. Not saying that it's bad but i dont get the claim that the movie brings something new. In terms of theme, the movies retreads the same issues that have been discussed in movies like ASC, TBUP at SOA, but it is more mature, hysterics were kept to a minimum. I feel that this would appeal to critics more than to the general moviegoing public -mas gusto din kasi ng viewers yung may batuhan ng memorable hugot lines, yung may confrontations, yung may 3rd party. Pero wala niyan sa HTBY so i dont think maraming tao ang mag-eenjoy nito.

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    5. I think Angel Locsin too. Silang dalawang ang gitgitan sa title.

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    6. 12:44 simpleng tira! Lol! Ibang iba si Bea dito. Not her usual thing lalo na pag inaakit niya si Ninoy. Never thought she can do such natural romcomic feeling. Basta. Ibang karakter na naman ang gagawing iconic ni Bea just like Basha. Malaki potential ni Anj na maabot naabot ni Basha. I swear. Biases aside :)

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    7. I watched the movie yesterday and I think bea did ok - I think she can do better but compared to Gerald, mas c bea ang nagdala ng mga eksena. I disagree with the FP, feeling ko better if si echo or even si Paolo avelimo ang kinuha as niΓ±o

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    8. 2:04 ako naman mas nadala ko sa acting Ge. Siguro kasi ito ulit yung movie na yung lalaki yung mas nagmamahal. Esp that scene when he's telling bea about his day tapos tinulugan lang sya. Well..to each his own ika nga ;)

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  2. Im always been a solid jlc-bea fan pero i didnt expect na sobrang lakas din pala ng chemistry ng bearald. Sana more movies and shows for them. At least ngayon wala ng bashers masyado

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    1. solid jlc-bea fan din ako,pero di mo makakailang malakas din chemistry nila

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    2. Sila na yata !! grabe !! bagay πŸ’˜

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  3. In behalf of all bea's fans, thank you so much FP! Watch niyo na rin guys. Di kayo magsisisi

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  4. I can never regret of a bea alonzo movie. Sobrang galing niya kahit di masyadong heavy ang scenes. She is indeed the MOVIE QUEEN!

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  5. AH! I LOVED THE MOVIE!! Bea and Gerald are so perfect!

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  6. i love the cinematography!

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  7. The grocery, the love scene, intmate "bed scenes", the break-up and the ending


    Just wow. Bea and Gerd nailed their roles! Dan Villegas is the King of Romantic Movies

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  8. I will so watch this !!

    I love watching them on screen. Both of them ❤

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  9. what will you expect from the MOVIE QUEEN itself just wow. from light romance to heavy drama. the reigning queen the PRIME STARπŸ’« Bea Alonzo

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  10. Ang ganda ng movie. If you guys have time, try to watch this movie over the weekend.

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    1. kung nasa pinas lang sana ako firstday palang pipila n ako,gusto ko ang bearald

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  11. Manonood na kami bukas yehey!!

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    1. august 5 pa kami ni babe..jejeje

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  12. Grabe ang chemistry ng Bearald! Dapat noon pa sila pinagtambal! Naging instant fan ako!

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  13. Ang gwapo ni Gerald!! Tumindi ang crush ko! Swerte ni Bea!

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    1. Sobra πŸ’“ Babe kung Babe! !

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  14. Sana may follow up project agad for Bearald! Nasabik ako in 6 years na paghihintay!

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  15. Ang ganda ganda ng movie! Love you Bea and Gerald !!!

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  16. Direk Dan Villegas once again proved his mettle. Sobrang ganda ng treatment niya sa movie. Kudos.

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  17. Overhype! Di ko nagustuhan, nakatulog nga ako. Sayang pera

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    1. Pano ka manunuod eh wala ka namang pera?

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    2. bitter na to, lagi namang ganyan ang posts mo...ibahin mo naman minsan.

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    3. Teh ikaw lang di naka appreciate sa lahat dito oh! Wag kang bitter! Hahaha! Eh nanood ka ba talaga? Haha

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    4. Actually, kaya nasabi mong hindi mo nagustuhan dahil tulog ka at di mo talaga pinanood. LOL!

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    5. 4:55 buwahahah! !! tulog !!!!

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    6. Agree ako nakatulog din ako. Dragging yung story. Tapos sana they ended the movie nung nag break sila. Ipinilit na pasayahin yung ending.

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  18. I will so watch this! Unexpected chemistry between the two. This ignites my curiousity for the two.

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    1. Expected ko naman ang chemistry ng Bearald. May history kasi sila. Ang ganda nilang tingnan sa screen, tisoy and tisay.

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  19. Bea never fails to connect with the audience. She is well loved by the camera on the big screen. Sobrang nakarelate ako. Watch na kayo.

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    1. May charm kasi si Bea and ying x factor. Maamo din mukha kahit tisay. .like Gerald actually.

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  20. Bea ang totoong reyna ng ABS-CBN. Sobrang galing niya. I thought she was overrated pero this proves her versatility sa film. Thank you FP!

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  21. dati ABMM ang pinaka-fave ko na romcom...now, HTBY na. pareho pang gawa ni direk Dan. ang galing nya talaga

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    1. Ako naman pareho nang fave ang ABMM at HTBY! Ang ganda ng pagkakagawa! Kudos to Direk Dan and the cast! Love ko na rin ang Bearald!

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    2. bongga! Both Direk Dan. Both Gerald :) credit should give to these man!

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  22. Gerald Anderson once again proved it!

    He's really the next King of Star Cinema.

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    1. Pppppffftttt...I can't stop laughing.

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    2. Prince maybe. He;s to young to be a King, I love Gerald tho

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    3. I love him !

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    4. Kinda agree on this, Back to back ABMM and HTBY :) Gerald is just a perfect leading man today :)

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  23. Watch it guys. Hardly anyone is watching.

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    1. 11:41 Owwss??? Ampalaya pa more 'teh! Walang kasawa sawa noh?

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    2. bitter basher spotted! ! magbago ka na. Change is coming. lol.

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    3. Totoo naman e. Puro foreign movies ang tinatanong ng mga manonood.

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  24. Beautiful movie, Bea never fails. Pagaling ng pagaling si Gerald. Watch it guys di kyo magsisisi.

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  25. Sana magkaroon agad ang Bearald ng follow-up project, habang mainit pa ang buzz. Ang lakas kasi ng chemistry nila. Aside from JLC, Gerald is another perfect partner for Bea.

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    1. Yeah! I thought, BeaRald could even outshine BeaJlc in my HO. :)

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  26. Im not a fan of both but a friend asked if i can go with her so i watched. I expected it as a so-so typical filipino love story movie but to my surprise, the movie was so flawless. From the storytelling to the angles and shots and ofcourse the actors. I was even moved at one point and was able to relate to some scenes. Bea and Gerald have this natural chemistry on screen no one can deny. Kudos team HTBY!

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  27. Overrated ni bea. Nakatulog ako sa sinehan. Pinilit lang kasi ako ng nanay ko

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    1. Nagpapilit ka naman?

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    2. sumama ka naman kasi kailangan ka pang ilibre ng nanay mo para makanuod ng sine. πŸ˜‚

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    3. Same here! pero ako naman ang pumilit sa nanay ko na panoorin yung movie (at nilibre niya ako haha) pero hindi kami inantok kasi inuunahan namin yung mga linya nila. Predictable kasi kaya naging comedy yung movie para sa amin. Haha

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  28. Five-star rating from critics...this must really be a very good movie. I can't wait to watch it. Congrats Bea and Gerald!

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  29. Sobra lng trying hard ni gerald mag pa sweet sa promo, obvious nman na it's not going anywhere, if tlaga sila sweet in real life nde na pina-public

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    1. Matagal nila kasing hinintay na makagalaw in public. They were prevented to do such nuong sila pa kaya i understand bakit super vocal nila ngayon. Single pareho eh 😍

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  30. though mas maganda ABMM, pero maganda ito.

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  31. The usual Pinas garbage movies.

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  32. Hay Naku....Laos na ang dalawang yan.

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    1. Ang pait mo.

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    2. Saan ka nagtago te?parang wala kang alam sa latest at yun ay kumita at pinuri ang movie nila...stop being bitter..not good for your heath✌

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  33. Yuck...horrible.

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  34. Same storyline as always.

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  35. Ang ganda po ng movie. Congrats Bea and gerald!

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  36. 2:19 at 2:22 halatang iisang tao lng. Teh? Kaw lng di naka move on oh. Dami nag aagree na maganda at may chemistry ang dalawa. Move on din. Di masama promise!

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  37. Thank you FP for the good review.
    I love the movie also. Super solid!

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  38. I love the theme song 'AMBON'! I prefer Barbie's version though. Feeling ko mas bagay siya sa scenes. The movie is ok. Relatable, very real. So you also kinda know what to expect and how things will turn out. I like the chemistry of Bea and Gerald :)

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  39. We watched the movie on its opening day. The first scene was quite boring but when the story line thickens, it became interesting to me. Bea and Gerald has developed a chemistry and I found myself smiling at certain scenes. Bea is definitely the queen of her generation. Gerald has improved with his acting. They complemented each other and made the story believable. The movie is worth it. The story is relatable. Worth applauding!

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  40. the real QUEEN bea!!!

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  41. Thanks fp, solid bearald here... maganda lang talaga si bea kaya kahit stressed, carry pa din. Love u fp!

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  42. Same acting ni Bea. in fairness consistent siya.

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  43. Successful sya box office wise,matindi pa ay critically acclaimed ang movie,thank you Lord for always giving Bea a lot of blessings,deserve naman talaga nya kasi beautiful talaga sya inside and out...proud silent fan here...thank you FP for the nice review.More movies for the movie queen,ang sarap nyang panoorin on screen kasi exceptional ang beauty at talent nya.😚😍😘😍

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  44. Sana August 5 na dito gusto ko na ito mapanood. I can feel na nakakakilig talaga ang movie

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  45. Bea Alonzo is the STEREOTYPE ACTRESS who doesn't want to do movies outside her comfort zone. Puro romance or mistress movies lang gnagawa nia. Pare preho na lang, she doesn't want to experiment doing indie movies just like the other A-list actors like Juday, John Lloyd, Piolo, Gerard, Maja and Enrique did. She would not grow to be a Vilma or Nora who both experienced fame, box office and international accolades if she will continue to do only movies like this. Hinde nag eexpand ang character nia, paulit ulit na lang gnagawa nia dahil sa dikta ng studio.

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    1. Teh shunga ka. Pano magiging stereotype actress? She is a leading lady material pero pumayag sya sa mga kabit roles. Yung iba nga jan puro love team nakaconcentrate

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    2. 10M ang opening gross pero wala man lang balita na pinilahan.

      -observer

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    3. 10:45 you went to every cinema. Mind you mga 4 or 5 times a day ang showing sa isang cinema.

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    4. I agree with you. I like Bea Alonzo and used to follow her during her early showbiz days where she showed so much potential. However, the last 5 years she really has not shown versatility. Is it because Star Cinema only gives her heavy drama? Or is she afraid to tackle roles that she's not familiar with. She really should expand her repertoire. There are many younger actresses who are potential threat to the 'throne' that Star Cinema has placed Bea on.

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    5. 12:46 watch HTBY, you will definitely see a new Bea. The carefree happy go lucky Anj. Di ko Inexpect na kaya niya gampanan ang character na yun. And yes, ayaw pa siya pagawain ng SC ng indie film. Mainstream siya minamarket. Mas malaki naman kasi kita duon. Business is business after all but bea once said she would want to so an indie film

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    6. Kahit na anong gawin nia, laging naka focus s relationship issues. Un ba ang sinasabi niong versatile? Ang versatile kayang gumanap ng mainstream at the same time do challenging roles such as selosang lesbian, prostitute, madre, comfort woman, pulubi, corrupt wife of a politician, etc. Si Bea puro safe roles lang knukuha, ung bebenta lang sa mga kerida or mga taong gustong kiligin. Until when will she do those kind of roles? Until 50, 60?

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    7. Bakit naman? 28 pa po si Bea. Pwede pang magpakilig. At nasa writers po yun. Wala ba silang pwedeng isulat. Bea is kust an actress and tied sa network nya. And marami na syang roles na nagampanan na iba namam sa usual e. Mas nagmarka lang talaga na mas magaling sya sa drama.

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    8. Di rin naman kse kagandahan mga indie films sa Pinas kaya wala nanunuod, nakakahilo at boring. Pwede mo naman kse gawin commercial and medyo artistic din.

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    9. You can always check online 12:36.

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  46. Super ganda ng movie..yung paglabas mo naluluha ka pa..tagos sa heart ang kilig..realistic kasi eh..totoo nman may mga ganyang sitwasyon talaga..

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  47. Sobrang masaya ako para sa kanila. Thank you FP, im sure they are really happy to know that they have chemistry. Gusto ko na manood kaya lang next week pa lalabas dito.

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  48. Di ko masyado type. Inantok din ako

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    1. Nah, you didnt watched the movie, ur a freaking hater, you just want to dissuade others from watching the movie

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  49. I want to commend Gerald Anderson on this film, He actually shine especially sa scene about paris. Gosh, ramdam na ramdam mo siya. At lalaking lalaki lang :)

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    1. Ang yummy ni papa Ge ano?

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    2. Yes!!!! Saka habang nagkukwento sya tas tinulugan sya ni Bea. Kaiyak!!!

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  50. Ang ganda!!! Very relatable and sobrang nakakakilig yung last scene. #KapeMate πŸ˜‰

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  51. The tita and the pamangking

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    1. Kung kailan pa malapit ng mag 30, ngayon pa nagpabebe, pero di parin effective kase mukhang tanders parin. LOL

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    2. The fantards na bitter for life!

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    3. 5:47 fantards ka dyan, eh ikaw anong tawag sa yo, defensive tards?!! Eh sa totoo nmn na pabebe idol mo kung kaylan pa malapit ng mag 30s. Dahil sabi nyo nga queen siya db, so, bagay na bagay din sa kanya yung title na Pabebe Queen!

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  52. I find them awkward. I think its because Bea looks big on the screen.

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    1. Nuod ka muna teh wag puro base ka sa teasers. Lol

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    2. 3:30 sa lahat ng movie ni bea, dito sya pinakamaganda

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  53. Love it! My favorite Dan V film. Acting is superb, welll it's Bea Alonzo, need I say more? Gerald is equally good.

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  54. Pilit ang chemistry for me. Masyadong matured mukha ni Bea for Gerald. Pass muna ako.

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    1. Hala siya! Di mo nga nakita movie eh. Ang lakas ng chemistry nila. Hiyawan sa sine pag kilig moments lalo na yung unang meet up nila. Kilig. Nung una, di ko rin sila bet pero after watching the movie magroroot ka sa kanila

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    2. I ship them too!!!! 3:32 hahahah kung dati pinipilit maghiwalay, ngayon naman fans na ang pumipilit magbalikan hahaha life is full of irony talaga

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  55. ganda. hanggang paglabas ng sinehan bitbit mo padin ung emotion mo. the best ang cinematogrphy. of course, the ever beautiful bea alonzo. ganda, galing, the best! ung theme song din bagay. and unlike ung ibang movie na pauit ulit pinapatugtog theme song, dun hindi. sarap ulitin. pahabol, ang yummy ng abs ni gerald. also, naamaze ako na nakaya nilang gawin ung love scene s office ni gerald knowing na exes sila. kudos for the team! love you bea!

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    1. You're revealing too much. Don't spoil, marami pa di nakakapanood,pls.

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  56. Their love scene is just magical. By far, yun na ang pinakamagandang LS na nakita ko. Napaka natural. Lol! Takot si Anj sa CCtv hahaha

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  57. nasabayan kasi ng mga international films eh,kaya di masyado nag hit, sayang din.

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    1. As long as maganda ang reviews manonood ang tao lalo na sa abroad.

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  58. It's a must watch movie. Bea is super pretty and Gerard is such a hunk. The acting was so natural and for couples who are both working, they can definitely relate to the story πŸ‘πŸ»

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  59. Maganda yng movie npakasimple lng ng story. Abt relationships and their priorities in life. May chemistry si Bea and Gerald. But meron lacking sa movie hindi ko mapintpoint ano. But its one of those movies na ok lang na misan lang mapanood. Doesnt make me wanna say - i want to watch it again.

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  60. Ganda ganda ako sa film. Kaya pala perfect 5 stars ang rating ni Philbert Dy. Great story. Great actors. Great direction. Great cinematography. Pak!

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  61. Just another lame Pinas-made movie with predictable story line and cheesy acting.

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    1. dan v's movies have predictable storyline. so i guess he is just being true to himself. yung jowa nya malapit na din maging predictable ang mga movies

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  62. I can't wait to watch here in US..bagay sila nakakakilig..naudlot na love story nila...pwede na ngayon..they're both single..

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  63. Kahit may pagka cresent etong si Bea magaling naman umarte kaya carry na.

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  64. Just saw the movie, very nice!!! Two thumbs up!

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  65. Napanood ko yesterday. Very common and ordinary. Common ang plot, love vs career. Marami ng ganyanng movie or teleserye n ganyan ang theme. Im expecting more sana .

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  66. natuto na si gerald umarte. He maybe the next Echo. In fairness sa kanya kaht aino kapares nya. bagay sa kanya.

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    1. we call that VERSATILE LEADINGMAN!

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  67. I'm a long time fan of Bea Alonzo all of her movies are all excellent & awesome i feel great after i've watch them all, And I also love all her leading man that he paired to her movies. Very good acting as always keep up the good work Bea :-D

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