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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Movie Review: Imagine You & Me


Main Cast: Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza
Director: Mike Tuviera
MTRCB Rating: G
Released By: APT Entertainment, GMA Films, M-Zet TV Production Inc.

Imagine You & Me, the film made specially for Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza is the story of  Andrew and Gara who are searching for true love. They find each other in Como, Italy, but have to hurdle a challenging battle before  they get to reach the cherry on top, so to speak.

Gara (Maine) often daydreams about a special man in her life. Being an ‘nbsb’ or no boyfriend since birth explains why she is in great despair to find that one true love that she can call her own.

She went to Italy to help her family back home, along the way, she meets Andrew (Alden). Gara and Andrew find each other at the most opportune time when they are both brokenhearted, but the circumstance of their meeting is anything but romantic.

The very difficult Andrew becomes a crucial test for Gara, especially when she weaves her way around his private affairs that infuriates him all the more.

The film boasts of its beautiful aerial shots of Como, a tranquil paradise in Italy, with breathtaking landscapes and great architectural sights. Perhaps nothing can be a more perfect venue for Aldub’s first solo romantic film.

‘ Imagine You and Me' comes off as a regular romance-comedy movie, but the story entertains, is wholesome and doesn’t exaggerate. Maine’s character as Gara fits her to a T, as she is clearly comfortable with comedy. However, she has yet to be at ease with dramatic scenes so it will be easier to watch. Nonetheless, she is effortlessly natural as an actress.

Alden, on the other hand could have been given more scenes to shine given Andrew’s own painful woes. He has more to offer since he is a talented actor. But it was good that he kind of made up for it especially towards the latter part, and what a sweet surprise!

There’s no denying of Alden and Maine’s graceful chemistry such that their scenes together are delightfully easy on the eyes. The movie is light romance, well put together, but the circumstances surrounding some of the characters seem entangled as to make them look authentic.

Kakai Bautista and Cai Cortez as Gara’s friends never fail to bring the house down in all their appearances, always on point. The troika’s bond is typical of friendship of most Filipinos working abroad.

The movie’s powerful and romantic cinematography helped a lot for intensity, especially in dramatic scenes. Director Mike Tuviera deserves a thumbs up for coming up with a wholesome, feel-good movie that cater to Aldub fans of all ages who come in droves to see it.

The film is making good at the tills, the momentum should be sustained. Perhaps, a follow up in order?

Other stars in the film are Irma Adlawan, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Yayo Aguila, William Martinez – now showing in theaters.

235 comments:

  1. Nice review FP! Thank you! Will watch it later!

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    1. For a first movie for the most phenomenal loveteam of this era, this one deserves a thumbs up!

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    2. yes, thanks FP! insightful review yet didn't divulge the whole story. Gotta wait till it's shown here #teamabroadproblems

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    3. May kissing scene po ba sila??? Please answer meeeee! XD

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    4. Team abroad here, thanks FP for the nice review without giving much details and the story itself so walang major spoiler. In the blog con Direk Mike was all praise to the acting of Alden especially on one particular scene. Alden and Maine seems were able to showcase their talents in the movie. Congrats to them and Happy Anniversary!

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    5. I wanna watch!!! Kaso andito ko nakatira sa kasuluk sukulan ng Amerika na halos walang Asian so imposibleng ipalabas dito. Help me, please... Huhuhu...

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    6. Haha kelangan mo manood para malaman mo bes

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    7. I can't wait na ipalabas dito sa dubai!! Kasi sa 28 pa daw!! Suicide!! Sa dami n nababasa kong updatea nakakahanga ang ADN kasi walang spoiler talaga! In ase naman na meron di ko pa din babasahin! Masarap panoodin sa BIG SCREEN!

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  2. Thank you for the review, FP.

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  3. Great movie! Outstanding story and plot! Excellent cinematography! Great actors! Amazing location! Superb extras! Highly recommended movie to watch!!

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  4. Part 2 or do another movie with the same production team!

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    1. Yes. They should have the same production team kasi hindi uso ang kuripot at hindi tinipid ang mga fans.

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  5. not that i am an aldub fan, but really, thumbs up to this movie!!!! You will go out of the cinema smiling and with a happy heart!

    No dull moment! Tawa, iyak, kilig rolled together as if you are riding a rollercoaster!

    AND I SUPER LOVE THE TWISTS!

    KUDOS TO EVERYONE!

    I WATCHED IT ONCE, WILL WATCH IT AGAIN AND MIGHT GO FOR A 3RD ROUND! THAT IS HOW I LOVE THE MOVIE!!!

    - betbet, cavite city

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    1. Si 4:11 naubusan na ng masasabi, lol!!! Lahat naman tayo dito tard iba iba lang ang hinangaan. Wala nang lakas mambash kasi napagtagumpayan na naman kayo. Congrats to the entire movie team!

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    2. Atleast she is a happy and in love TARD. how about you?

      Best guess - loser tard @4:11

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    3. nganga na lang 4:11? hahahahaha.

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    4. atleast kami tard ikaw TURD. hahaha

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  6. excited na rin kami, july 22 dito sa sacramento area... bam!

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  7. I'm actually waiting for your review! Yes it was overall entertaining. Was really amazed by Maine's acting, well for a beginner she's really a surprise. Alden on the other hand is so freakin good. And as they say, it was kilig overload! Thanks FP for the good words!

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  8. nice review FP! detailed explanation na walang spoilers. KUDOS!! ☺

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  9. new fan here. fan ako ng ibang LT. pero i can honestly say, iba ang kilig ng ALDUB. kung naexperience niyo yung naexperience ko, first time ko pumasok sa sinehan na ganon ang reaction ng mga tao! grabe. you shouldnt miss guys! DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED!

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    1. Thanks. Madami din naman sa nasyon ang dual citizen. Madami tga abs ibang LT. Support pa din sila. Respeto lang din kami at dumedepensa sa mga froglets

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  10. Napanood ko sa premiere night, d ko maintindihan, grabe kasi mga AlDub fans, na crazy na! Lol Pero, buong time nanginginig ako sa kilig. Hahaha Opening day, watch ko ulit. Iba rin yung feeling. Ang sarap panoodin. Congratz Direk Mike!

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  11. LALABAS KANG ALL SMILES SA SINEHAN HANGGANG PAG UWI MO. TRY NIYO! HAHAHAHA

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  12. couldn't agree more FP. nice review. :)

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  13. Excited na ang buong family namin. Sa Sunday kame.

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  14. Im no aldub fan, pero your review/s nudging me to watch the movie.. ano ba, panoorin ko na this weekend?? lolπŸ˜†

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    1. You need to watch it. Kung kilig sila sa TV super na amplify yon sa movie na ito. Im a fan and i thought my kilig was biased. pero ganun din naramdaman ng mga napilitan lang manood.

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    2. Depende po yan sa preference mo, if you are to watch it and enjoy the movie, well and good po.

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    3. gora na,promise di sayang ang ibabayad mo

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    4. Ako naman fan pero hindi ako sinungaling.. hindi ko sasabihing maganda kung pangit naman.. pero eto maganda talaga.. dun pa nga lang sa reaction ng mga nanood feeling ko sulit na sulit ako.. Ang saya-saya.. Kaming lahat nakatawa paglabas. Lahat ha. As in lahat masaya sumisigaw pa ang karamihan.

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    5. Kaibigan napanood ko na nung 13. Walang tapon. Go lang.Hindi ka magsisisi xoxo

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    6. Maganda rin ang story line baks, must watch! ;)

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  15. IYAM is not just a hype, it is a legit nice, exhilarating movie perfectly made for Maine and Alden. They are both really blessed because of their goodness and humility. Thanks for the good review.

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  16. Thank you for this review.

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  17. Maganda talaga sya!

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  18. Thanks for your kind review, FP!

    Admittedly, Maine needs to improve pa in the drama department. But other than that, keri na. Si Alden, given na yun. Hehe

    My next dream movie nila is action naman. Mala Korean movie Windstruck or Mr & Mrs Smith. Hahaha. Also a Kakai - Cai - Maine own movie ala Bridesmaids. Sana sana.

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    1. Oo kelangan nya mag improve pero i think sakto lang yung amount ng emotions na binigay nya para sa mga scenes na kelangan nyang umiyak kasi pantay yun dun sa character nya. Gara is portrayed as strong and sociable person so.. Basta hindi nya kelangang humagulgol. Just my opinion :)

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  19. Maybe this is just me but gara was like maine..it's like maine but with just a different name. Pati yung mannerisms at expressions eh. Dont know if that's a good thing kasi parang the character is not separate from her. Andrew meanwhile is really different from alden which i appreciated para bago naman. Overall i give it 3.5/5 because i enjoyed it naman at may kilig talaga at most especially maganda ang cinematography

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    1. Happy side ni Maine, I guess. Pre AlDub medyo nega outlook nya in life as per her blogs & also a little snob. Haha. Even now sinasabi na pag off cam tahimik lang daw sya lalo na sa mga d pa nya kilala, except siguro offcam moments w fans. But Gara is so bright & very optimistic. But agree that there are traces of Maine. Pero ganun talaga yata.

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    2. Direk Mike intentionally customized her role so she can deliver pretty well on her first starring role.
      I've encountered both of them in person. Some may probably think they're snob, but the truth is they're still actually shy when people praise them. That, or they are just really physically tired -- from Bulaga Mondays to Saturdays, Sunday Pinasaya on Sundays, shoots for different endorsement)... But nevertheless, you request for a photo op with them and they will never decline. I had to say this because I personally witnessed the goodness in them, as idols, as co-workers and definitely as human beings.

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    3. if you watch "Imagine You and Me: the journey" ung the making of Imagine You and Me, inexplain ni Direk Mike na ginanun daw talaga nila yung character ni Gara, para hindi mahirapan si Maine since beginner pa lang siya...

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    4. Sinabi ni Direk Mike sa interview na nilapit daw talaga nila yun character sa personality ni maine kasi beginner palang s'ya sa acting kaya light lang and kay Alden nila binigay yun mahirap na role kasi he's a pro na. So intentionally yan

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    5. Pero yung timing ni Maine sa comedy andun na. Parang Nida Blanca and Nestor sila nung 50's. Kaya nakaka relate mga seniors sa kanila.

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    6. Comedic timing ni Maine is on another level kaya nga mas 50% Tatawa ka tas 40% Kikiligin ka 10% lang yung iyakan

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    7. Dramatic Actor si Alden ofc kahit anong character pa yan maeexecute talaga ng mabuti yan Ganon din kay Maine kahit anong character ang ibigay sa kanya basta as long as comedy yan madali lang para sa kanya yan.

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  20. I was skeptical about this movie 'till I finally saw FP's review, mukhang manonood ako this weekend πŸ˜‚

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  21. Up until now ang lakas pa din talaga ng ALDUB! Top Sports Cars

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  22. thanks for the review fp

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  23. You must watch the movie. You surely go out in cinema with a smiling face. My daughters keep on smilin until they fall asleep nakangiti pa din.. I cant just help to think ano kaya ini-imagine nila while they sleep.. tumpak talaga ung title Imagine you and me, kasi kahit sa pagtulog nag i-imagine ka padin.. hehehe

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    1. Same sila ng 2 sons ko! Hanggang pagtulog kinikilig at masaya pa rin. πŸ˜„

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  24. For a neophyte Maine really good.

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    1. She was amazing most of the time hahagalakpak ka sa kakatawa Kakai,Cai and Maine was amazing in the movie sila talaga yung stand out

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  25. Non ALDUB Fan I watched the film with a friend. No kilis sa mga non fans. And the dramatic since are AWKWARD. Magcomedy nalang si Maine.

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    1. aminin, di ka nanood. since talaga? alam na this hahaha

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    2. Magtanim ka nalang ng kamote 1:56 haha
      O kaya mag-aral ka muna ng spelling bago ka humanash
      Awkward eh

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    3. You lost me at "since," baks. πŸ˜•

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    4. Kaloka! ipush mo yan teh! Try harder! hahahha

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    5. cheap talaga ng bashers ever-since. lol

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    6. Teh, bago ka mag review, mag review ka muna ng spelling mo

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    7. Wait anong since? Yan na review mo? Nothing about the cinematography? The editing of the film? The visual feast presented by the movie di mo napansin? Granted Maine was more comfortable sa comedic scenes, but let me dispel the notion that drama is harder because it's not. Sayang naman, you chose to focus on what you perceived to be negative. You missed out on the opportunity to enjoy a feel good, romantic and visually appealing film.

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    8. Agree 4:27. Mas madali mag drama o magpa iyak ng tao dahil lahat ng tao may kanya kanyang kadramahan sa buhay na pwedeng makarelate ang manonood. Ang comedy hindi lahat may timing at hindi lahat nakakatawa magpatawa.

      PERO DUN TALAGA AKO SA SINCE NI 1:56. YUN ANG NAGDALA E. ARAL KA NA LANG, AWAT MUNA SA CHISMIS.

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    9. haha anon tingin mo bagay den kaya kay maine action since?? huli ka balbon! jejetard ka no? magsi-aral nga kayo!

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    10. Ah SINCE nagkumento ka open din ba kami makipagargumento?

      Napanood mo ba? Okay you watched it with your friend para manood or para manlait? Kakaloka ka punong puno ka ng pait


      tama na trolling ha review muna ng spelling hiyang hiya naman si Maine sa mag comedy na lang.

      buti na lang talaga dito ako kasali sa ADN. Hindi kami susugod ng wala namang kaming gagawin na mapapahiya lang kami. *roll eyes*

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    11. "Bes delete mo mapapahiya tayo"

      HAHAHAHA

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    12. Yung kasama ko manood na di Aldub fan mas kilig na kilig pa nga sakin nung ending eh! Haha

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    13. Baka naman nagpapatawa lang. Alam mo yun,yung malakas ang "since of you more"πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  26. Your description of maine's acting is on point. She carries funny scrne to a T pero pag dramatic kelangan pa nya maging more at ease, especially pag kasabayan c alden who's great sa drama. Medyo may mga awkward expressions pa c maine e. Pero for someone who's been in showbiz for a yr doing hosting at commercials, she seems a natural, will go a long way for sure..pero there's no denying that alden and maine compliment each other well on the big screen. Loved the movie!!

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    1. Alden is a drama boy! Never funny, never!

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    2. Agree 416 kya sakto sila ni maine s movies kasi grabe c alden sa drama e tpos mukhang forte ni maine ang comedy..

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    3. Kelangan ko panoorin ulit kasi most of the time napabelieve ako ni meng sa acting nya eh.. Saka t******a yung experience ko sa sinehan hahaha.. Nasa 4th row before screen ako so "in my face" talaga yung mga mukha nila, damang-dama yung eksena sa mga mata nila.

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  27. Thank you sa review, FP. Isang taon din ang inantay ng mga fans. Halos mainip na yung iba. Worth the wait naman pala. Sana next project nila ganito din kaganda. Ito na yung standard na sinet nila para sa mga susunod pa nilang gagawin. God bless sa APT, TAPE, GMA, kina Alden at Maine and sa buong AlDub Nation. Thank you din sa mga non AlDub fans na nanood at nakaappreciate. ❤

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    1. At kung fan ka talagang matutuwa ka kasi hindi ka tinipid ng production team. Kumbaga regalo yan sayo as a fan. Kaya ginawa talaga nilangmaganda at may sense at may story talaga. Hindi lang yung "Kahit ano naman movie natin kahit aalang saysay papanoorin pa rin ng mga fans eh" Hindi sila naging ganon kaya nakakatouched din talaga. Hayy

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  28. #DrewGa for the win! Haha!

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    1. Susubaybayan ko LT na yan.

      -Bato

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  29. Napakagandang anniversary gift sa ADN. Salamat sa lahat ng bumubuo ng cast at prod team ng IYAM. Pinasaya niyo kami ng sobra sobra. :)

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  30. Exceeded my expectations. I was so nervous before the movie came out. I have never been this crazy over showbiz personalities because I rarely watch tv until AlDub came. Ayoko sila mapintasan kaya pinagdasal ko talaga yung movie nila na sana maganda kalabasan. Good job APT, GMA and MZET. Sana yung susunod na project nila sing ganda at pinaghandaan din gaya nito. AlDub you!

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    1. Same here! Saka kasi alam mo na medyo lately kasi palpak ang mga movies ng mga production films kaya nakakakaba talaga. Akala ko mapapacringe ako. Pero jusmio nangisay ako sa kilig at amusement!

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  31. nakakatuwa naman na hindi lang aldubnation ang pumupuri sa movie.. congrats rj & meng and kay direk mike..

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  32. I couldn't agree more FP. Thank you.

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  33. Now i can say that they're truly not just a hype. Good work to everyone behind the movie, they proved all the doubters and haters wrong

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  34. Great review FP!

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  35. Yung mga hindi nagandahan, okay lang yan. Iba iba naman ang taste ng tao pagdating sa movies. Wala nmang perfect na movie na 100% ng nanood nagandahan. Ang importante majority, AlDub fan man o hindi, nag enjoy sa napanood nila. di nasayang ang hirap at pagod ng prodteam kasi nagpay off naman. Napanood ko na sya at ako man, nagenjoy. It was a good treat lalo na sa mga gaya ko na pagod sa work. Umuwi akong nakangiti. Congrats aldub, adn and direkmike. Sna more movies like this. Yng tatatak hindi dhil padeep o pacool, sdyang sinsero lang yng kwento at pagkakaganap ng cast kaya yng mga nanood binaon din pauwi yng feeling na inlove at hopeful.

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  36. Coming from a non-fan who got curious: Trailers pa lang magaling na talaga si Alden eh. Funny din magbitaw ng linya si Maine. Pero wag niyo na siya pag-dramahin muna please. Workshop muna.

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    1. Kulang pa si Maine sa drama pero not bad na rin sa isang beginner. Comedy talaga nag eexcel si Maine. I think kapag medyo marami ng time makakakapag workshop nya sya. Medyo hectic pa rin sched nila.

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    2. obviouly, hindi mo pa napapanood yung movie. tse!

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    3. I think Maine herself has admitted na drama is not her forte and I believe na she'll take Yung mga constructive criticism and work hard to improve her craft. Hope you watch and give the movie a chance. Maganda sya promise 😊

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    4. Maine is very promising. She's an intelligent actress. Alan niya kung paano ibato linya. Ina-admit naman niya na nangangapa pa siya sa drama. But her drama scenes in this movie were not that bad. May ibubuga kailangan lang niyang kumawala sa comfort zone niya which is comedy.

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    5. yes, and workshop's not a bad thing wasG kyo mpikon. She's been in showbiz for yr. ung iba lagpas 10 yrs na bano pa ren. That's why we are here to support her all the way

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    6. Trailer lang pala napanood mo kung makaasta ka akala mo naman napanood mo ang buong movie lol sorry to say but Maine's Acting in the movie is a revelation

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    7. Parang kilala kita. Ikaw yung osf no?

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  37. In all fairness to Maine, aminado siya na hindi niya pa talaga kaya yung drama. She has said this time and time again. Even during the blogcon and the presscon, sinabi niya to. Kaya niya rin sinasabi na hindi pa siya ready for a teleserye. Alam niya yung weakness niya and she knows what to work on.
    Gara's character is tailor-made for Maine. Sabi pa nga niya na marami silang similarities na dalawa kaya you can easily say na si Gara ay parang si Maine talaga in real life. Similar man ang personalities nila, you can't discount na magaling talaga ang comedic timing niya. Comedic talent comes naturally talaga unlike drama which can be learned through practice and workshops. She has comedy down pat already. Coupled pa with her perfectionism, alam ko na if bigyan yan ng time at opportunity, kakayanin niya rin matutunan magdrama.
    I would personally like to commend her for a job well done in her portrayal of Gara. Save for some dramatic scenes, her "Gara" was perfectly entertaining.

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    1. She's a revelation sa movie baks hehe at yes sana mahworkshop si Maine sa acting,singing,dancing,etc..
      Swear she has a great potential to be a total performer maganda yung boses,Malambot yung katawan,tas mata palang nangungusap na

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    2. Wow napikon ako kay 7:36. Syempre icocompare mo yung preview ng acting nila sa trailer tsaka sa actual movie, kung pang-hype lang ba o hindi. Watched the movie because bonding namin yun ng aldub fan friend ko that day. And I can tell you Alden's acting was consistent both sa trailer and movie. Kakaimbyerna! #affected

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  38. watched it kanina again! and as usual, punong puno at parang perya ang mga tao. halos di ka na maka concentrate kase nadidistract ako sa mga tao hahaha

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  39. Thank u FP dahil walang spoiler. :)

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  40. The best ang IYAM.2x ko na napanood.maganda twist ng movie,hindi kaya nakakasawa ulitin promise.manood na ung hindi pa nakapanood ng IYAM kikiligin talaga kau.

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  41. Congrats to Tisoy n Menggay.. Can't wait here and very excited here in San Francisco California.. For sure I will watch this movie several times.... Wooooo❤️πŸ‘

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  42. Congratulations Team IYAM and more to come haha labsyu guys I cannot wait to watch the movie.

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  43. Great Movie! Ang lupit ni Gara hahahaha very funny...

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  44. What amazed me a lot ay yung mga tao na nanood kasi punong puno yung sinehan and yung ibang magkakatabi, hindi magkakakilala but before the movie ends, akala mo close na sila. Nakakatuwa lang kasi bihira lang yung ganun. Watched this with our entire family kasi my mom's a die-hard fan. It was entertaining naman talaga and nakakaloka kiligin yung mga super faney talaga. :)

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  45. Worth the money if you're a fan of rom-com movies. Ang daming ganap. Hindi kagaya ng ibang movies na, "Yun na ba yun?"

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  46. Nung nanonood ako... Hahaha! Hala sige! Kaloka itong si Gara at friends niya. Siyempre pigil kilig. Parang yung ibang tao sa sinehan. Then, yan naman expected kong ending (kabisote) Ok, yan na. What??? Seriously, sige tanggapin ko na lang at least movie ito ng Aldub. Huhuhu! Tapos! Wahaaah! Ba't niyo ako ginaganito Direk Mike?! It was a roller coaster ride. I like movies na akala ko predictable ang plot pero babaliin yung ineexpect kong plot.

    Thumbs up for the very first solo movie of the phenomenal loveteam.

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  47. Superb movie! very highly recommended!

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  48. CONGRATS.....ALDUB NATION

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  49. After watching this movie, sabi ko sa sarili, worth it na gastusan at worth it panoorin uli. Kakaiba as in Kakaiba itong movie na ito. Kahit hindi Aldub fan, hindi manghihinayang na pinanood nila ang Imagine You and Me.

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  50. Amazing Aldub u forever .Alden and Maine thumbs up for both of u

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  51. Ay grabe talaga!!!!!!sobrang ganda ng movie, sulit na sulit lalo na yung ending hay naku , sagad hanggang bone marrow ang kiliggggggg!!!!!!!! <

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  52. The ending was magical! Alden's and Maine's chemistry at the ending was off the charts!

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  53. I watched this film with my mom. While waiting in line, my mom made friends with her fellow aldub fans. Ang saya lang. Ramdam mo yung positive energy. Kahit mahaba ang line, di ka maiinip. Nakakatuwa. Di ako solid fan but, I enjoyed it. Good vibes lang. Makakalimot ka sa problems mo for a while. Plus, some fans that I have met are really nice.

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  54. Excellent movie and two thumbs up! Coming from a non-aldub fan here...

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  55. Congrats Maine, Alden,cast n crew, direk Mike, bossing Vic, GMA,APT at ADN. napatunayan na blockbuster hit talaga. marami ako nabasa tabloids ngayon karamihan positive comment.Maganda ung movie sulit talaga,2x ko na nga napanood,bukas nood ulit ako kasama buong family ko.

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  56. Maine is a revelation here Swear

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  57. Amazing movie One of the Best Filipino movie na napanood ko

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  58. Ang galing lang ng twist ng story for me unexpected.. Kakakilig tlg. Yun kilig na ramdam mong totoo Un love nila sa isat isa.. Kudos to the all casts and crews.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  59. Omg! Fp thank you!!! πŸ’–

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  60. NO SPOILERS HA PLS! SA END OF JULY PA ANG SCHEDULE THANKS ADN

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  61. Great review! All TRUE!

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  62. Sobrang ganda ng movie!!!!! Kelangan talaga ng oxygen. At yung kwento, ang ganda din! Share ko lang po, majority ng mga kasabay ko sa movie house ay lolas. Andami senior talaga. Magbabarkada pa silang nagpunta. Tapos meron dun na isang buong pamilya. Ang cute nila tignan kasi super excited. Ang lalakas ng tili. As in. At ang malupet pa dun, di sila nag-cr!!! Tiniis lang nila. After ng movie, sabay-sabay silang tumayo at nagsabi na naiihi na sila. Ang iingay nila sa movie house. Haha! Nakakagood vibes

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    1. Bwahahaha! Same here! Nakakaloka kasabayan namin nanood kung hindi mga medyo late 40s ba mga mommy ay mga lolas naman. Tapos kung magkwentuhan sa pila akala mo ba barkada nila sila Meng at Alden na kesyo magjowa na raw yung dalawa. Hahaha! Nakakatuwa pakinggan usapan nila.

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  63. Ang ganda ng movie worth it sarap ulitin ang galing nilang lahat...

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  64. Eto lang hata yung movie na nagiging kaibigan mo yung nasa pila. Same thing happened to me. Parang may connection agad. hahahaha

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  65. Grbe nice movie talga.. ndi tlaga ako nag sisi sa panunuod ko kgabe

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    1. shemps! we're always here to support our idol and make u guys happy :)

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    2. aminin mo baks!!! d ka mag rereact ng ganyan kung d ka ren tard ng ibang lt! kasi kung regular fan ka lng ng ibang lt, kebs ka lng sa aming reaction...uyyyy buking!!!!

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    3. YES YES YES! AND WE'RE PROUD OF IT BECAUSE WE LOVE ALDUB

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    4. Baklush, d mo na kmi kelangang alertuhan, kasi kami kami reng mga tard ang andito..umalis ka na kya para d ka ma OP.

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    5. Neng, sabihin mo yan sa mga lolo't lola at mga nanay tatay, ate kuya, na nanood dun..kasi kmi dto lng nagpapakatard sa comment section, pero sila, mas malakas pa ang tili at padjak at kurot ang inabot sa sobrnag kilig sa sinehan..bka andun lola mo?

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    6. Yah baks those granny/mommy/daddy ate & kuya whos giving you allowance. They already watched it. At hindi sila nag papa ka "classy". Wag kang umarte jan tard ka din naman hindi lang sa aldub

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    7. Op kors! Pordalab! A loud and proud Aldub tard here!! Asan pa yung iba dyan?? 😬

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  67. kainis naiinggit na ako waahhh - Team Abroad here huhu

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  68. Eto lng ang film na tipong ndi pwedeng palampasin. Na kahit madami kng ginagawa, e paglalaanan mo ng time para mapanood. Masaya ako na kbilang ang binayad nmin ng nanay ko at kapitbahay sa kita ng movie na to. Good job IYAM !

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  69. Since i am not after the drama, i'll take this reviewer's word for it and will watch this film over the weekend while waiting for star trek beyond next week

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  70. You should have included the bad editing of some scenes which lacked continuity. The kilig factor is there. They are really phenomenal that made the bad editing forgivable to most of the viewers. Italy is a great location. It really catches the attention of the viewers plus the good quality of the cameras that they used. I must agree that the aerial shots are great! The last scene is "KILIG" but you can sense that they (ALDUB) are not yet used to "that" scene. Anyway, congratulations to ALDUB NATION and to the ALDUB per se.

    -Not ALDUB fan

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    1. You should have considered that this is their first solo movie.

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    2. Ang technical mo nmn baks! D nmn kmi hurado sa oscars. Malay ng lolo ko sa ganun.. K lng nmn baks! Glad u liked it too

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    3. Found some. Pero overall maliit na bagay na.

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    4. Anon 2:19, as I said, the bad editing is forgivable. As an addition, Maine is very natural when it comes to comedy but she should be very serious in having a workshop for heavy drama. It's an "A for effort" since it's her first time doing a movie. Who knows, she might become a great actress in the future. Again, congratulations to Alden and Maine for a good job!

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    5. Not aldub fan pero nanood agad agad? yung totoo? Ako nga faney pero nagantay oa ng weekend.

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    6. Anon 11:03, may pera kasi ako kaya pwede akong manood kung kelan ko gusto. Hindi ko naman kailangang hintayin ang weekend o sahod para makapanood ng movie sa halagang 270. Btw, I am not an ALDUB fan. My partner is. Kaya support support din. Gets mo na?

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    7. This is a sensible review. I'm a fan of Maine and Alden but if the story of their movie isn't that great, I think I'll pass. I'm sure they'll have more movies in the future and I'm sure by that time, improved na ang acting ni Maine.

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    8. 1:52 The movie lets Maine shine on comedy scenes which is her strength and Alden on drama scenes which is his strength. Maine in drama scenes was fair enough. She doesn't need to cry at all. Alden's comedy scenes was just fair also.

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  71. thanks FP for the review.actually parehas tayo ng insights about the film..relax lang,feel good movie. sana nga gumawa rin sila ng movie like "me before you" style..pero not naman gagayahin talaga... feel ko lang parang swak sa personality ng aldub yung ganun tema ng movie.:-D

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  72. Finally, a movie review from FP! Pero i have to skip the article and go directly to comments. No to spoilers muna haha. Cant wait to watch it on sunday!

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  73. entire family going to see this 2morrow :)

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  74. SUPERB.... best romcom drama local movie I've seen so far... Imagine You & Me on TOP talaga.... WAPAKELS sa mga bashers/haters... BASTA AKO NAG-ENJOY AT KINILIG.... REGIIIINNNNEEE... WOOOHOOOOO

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  75. Drone shots were not the same quality as the default camera used. Mapapansin mo talaga. Iba ng definition.

    Medyo need ng character development or maestablish man lang yung character mismo. Like pagka kalog and OC ni gara. Etc.

    Maraming scenes na di na kelangan. Lalo na yung scene bago yung ending. Di din naman nagamit or mahalaga sa buong story.

    The movie wanted to offer a lot. Say a lot. And convey a lot of messages. That even the title e di ko na naintindihan or nakita kung saan siya papasok.

    Pero baka ako lang yun.
    Still. I enjoyed naman. Ganda ng location nila. The roomates were superb. Funny. Maine was charming.

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    1. hindi na mapapansin ng matatanda yan. kahit ako malabo mata ko, hindi ko na siguro mapapansin yung mga resolution ng camera nila

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    2. Where were you when they were filming the movie? They should've hired you to check these things.

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    3. This is the kind of review that I'm looking for and not just a generalized 'maganda siya maganda ang story blah blah'. I'm still trying to decide if the movie will be worth my money or not.

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    4. 1:48 Ikaw yung tipo ng tao na apekatado na sasabihin ng iba. Bakit hindi ka makapagdecide para sa sarili mo? Kailangan approved nila bago mo masabing magugustuhan mo yung movie? Wala kang sariling taste?

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    5. Anong scene na hindi na kailangan?? Yung twist? I think its needed dahil reference yon basta ayaw ko ng spoiler. Wala ngang scene na tapon eh. Most rom com struggle sa ending sa totoo lang because they tend to be cheesy at dragging. Pero ito tying loose ends dahil kinonnect yung simula sa ending. And i think the possibility of u know what is kinda smart na ganun kasi di ba may part sa movie where they talk about GARAs fave book ang why she loves the book kahit na alam mo na.

      And why do you have to tie the title sa story?? Hehe. Pero may connect pa rin naman dahil GARA loves to imagine. She imagines her prince will come someday. At lalo na si ANDREW he Imagined of a perfect family life na you know... Kaya nga pinagtagpo sila.

      Hirap magpaliwanag ng wlang spoiler ha. Kaloka.

      Now yung drone shots. Didnt really care about it. Its the editing ang medyo may issue. But its forgivable dahil di naman talaga nakasira sa overall feel ng movie.

      Gusto ko sanang sabihin yung message na nais iparating nung movie but you know SPOILER. haha.

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  76. NAKAKAINGIT NAMAN WALA PA DITO SA AMC VIRGINIA.. SAD 😞

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  77. At the beginning lot of people were skeptical when it was announced it was direk mike who will lead Aldub's first movie.. Now, he's vindicated that he proved to everyone he is worthy and the blockbuster success of IYAM is the proof of it! Congrats Direk! Your magic transcends onscreen. I've been to Italy in Verona and Milan and looking forward to segue to Como to relive the memories of IYAM! Kudos!

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    1. Okay naman sya eh. Nasa material lang yan. Most of his movies kasi puro comedy. Hindi exagg, hindi maingay, pero sa transition ng sequences of storyline lang ang nakikita kong di pulido.

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  78. Congratulations IYAM for a very beautiful movie. You made us, ADNs, very proud. I got to watch it last night with my daughter (who is a kapamilya) and my supportive husband. We all loved it. Maine was great at si Alden, given na yun. Hope you could make another movie and this time sa favorite city ni Maine - NEW YORK. Thank you once again.

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  79. grabehan ang movie!!!! i love u maine!!! mwah mwah tsup tsup x2!!!! hahahahahahaha

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  80. Nice Movie! Well done! Worth Watching...

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  81. 2nd time ko manuod mamaya with my tita kahit nakapanood na ako kahapon. fan na fan si tita ng aldub

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  82. kawawa naman me. hindi pa ako makakapanuod this sunday. hindi pa kasi payday. huhuhu

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  83. Great review FP! Always on point.

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  84. Share ko lang nanood ako with my son on a payday friday, kasabayan namin ang mga yuppies and sa corporate world. At first ayaw sumama kasi mahahampas ko daw and then habang nanonood sya ang tawa ng tawa maya maya umiiyak naman.. Pag labas namin ng movie house, ang ganda daw ng movie and gusto daw nya pumunta sa italy. Waahh feel good movie talaga. Btw my son is 8years old.

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  85. Thanks FP sobrang ganda ng movie d ka maiiniip kc lahat ng eksena aabangan mo..ngaun lang ako nakapanood ng movie na halos lahat ng tao ng sisigawn kapag me eksena c maine at alden na nakakakilig hiyawan sa sinihan ang saya saya talaga ..thank you sa review!

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  86. Thanks FashionPulis! Excellent review as always! Movie was worth my time!

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  87. Nice review! ito lang yata yung movie na pangalan pa lang nila Alden at Maine ang pinakikita naghihiyawan na mga tao! Bravo direk! Lumabas kameng naghihiyawan pa rin na para bang nanalo sa lotto.

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    1. Relate ako.. Commercial pa lng ni Alden mega tili na.. At kahit napakita na yung scene sa trailer ganoon tili pa rin.. Love aldub

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  88. I loved how they incorporated Romeo and Juliet into the story. Loved every detail of the movie. " My bounty is as boundless as the sea." Thank you for this movie and how it can now be listed as one of the classic romantic films in the world.

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  89. Superb review PF! Watched 4x already! The feeling never gets old!

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  90. my heart is full. my smile is wide. just over a week to go before i get to see this. i am so proud of these two. thank you and the crew for this, even before i see it. THANK YOU.

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  91. Galing nya PF! Thanks sa review..

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  92. Lumabas ako sa sinehan ng sulit. Congrats sa inyo aldub and aldubnation. Magaling

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  93. napanood ko ng 2x at sulit talaga sya. Thanks FP sa good reviews mo. Maraming salamat din sa aldub

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  94. Congratulations,sir! Even though I haven't watched (I doubt if it will be shown here in Florida), all the reviews are all good. Good luck with your future projects!

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  95. Watched it 5x already,and still have block screenings tomorrow. Hindi nakakasawa! Ang ganda and very natural silang lahat.

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  96. Eto ung klase ng movie na kahit ilang taon pa lumipas, gus2 mo pa din syang ulit ulitin dahil di nakakasawa..

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  97. Bukas pa lang kami makakapanuod, sunday family day!

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  98. Eto yung movie na paglabas mo ng sinehan ang gaan lang,di mabigat sa dibdib panuorin.Tama si FP feel good and relax.Gusto ko tuloy pumunta ng Como -Not a diehard fan sakto lang Lol

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  99. gusto ko nang manood eh wala lng makasama hehe

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  100. Naka 2 na ako. Ang ganda talaga! Nakakaproud!

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  101. Great review! Very Nice movie!

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  102. VERY GOOD MOVIE INDEED COMING FROM NON-ALDUB FAN HERE!

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  103. Watch it 4 times honestly! Still the feeling was same!

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  104. Papanooorin ko ulit today kasama mga friends. Ganda kaya . Morning klasmeyts!

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  105. Congrats kay Direk Mike, eto na rin yung magandang break bilang direktor, yung pag nalaman ng mga tao na ikaw ang nag direk , panonoorin nila.

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  106. GRABEDAD, ETO LANG YUNG MOVIE NA HIYAWAN MGA TAO SA SINEHAN...jeskelerd, kasama ko mga friends at kasanahan sa work... KALOKAH! mga lolo's, lola's, nanay, tatay, at me PWD's pa n makakasabay mo sa panonood, Ha hay... SUPER GANDA ng movie at good vibes kasi masaya at nkangiti mga nanonood... Great job to Every juan...

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  107. What a movie! Cant understand puro tiliian sa kilig yung mga watchers hahaha

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  108. ang gusto ko sa movie yun chemistry ni alden at maine pag may eksena o dialog sila natural na natural lang. one of the best movie talaga itong IYAM..

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  109. happy that this turner out well. i will watch next week ! cant wait! congrats to my favorite loveteam!! thanks fp

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  110. Grabe lang kasi kahit pinipigilan mo kilig mo, mapapasigaw ka kasi katabi. Ha ha ha.

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  111. sksksk I LOVE YOU GUYS SNAKAKA πŸ˜­πŸ’–πŸ˜­πŸ’—πŸ˜­πŸ’› yung movie! Galing!

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  112. Hindi ka lang sa movie mag eenjoy, pati mga kasama mo sa lood ng sinehan, yung may biglang sisigaw na kinikilig kaya lalong sumasaya.

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  113. Ang lupit talaga! What a movie! Very highly recommended! Not a fan but I like them both!

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  114. Watched it 5X and di parin nakakasawa! Galing talaga!

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  115. I will recommend this movie! Nice review FP!

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  116. Happy indeed! Great review! Wonderful movie! Will watch it again!

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  117. IYAM was the best pinoy movie i saw.. quality and story! Congrats! Kudos to Direk Mike and team.

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  118. Nice Movie! you two were both deserves togetherness forever. You touched our lives thru believing that a fairytale love story do exists. You inspired million hearts. The kilig of HER that sent thru sweet smile in a glance, the response of HIM...WOWπŸ˜ƒthe rest is history. Just stay inlove, stay happy and stay healthy. ILY❤❤❤both of you. The two most beautiful yet humble soul in Aldubnation's world. I surely watch your movie.

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