This is a Cathy Garcia Molina film isn’t it. Oh hey, it’s set in Hong Kong?
Is this an OFW romance story? It is! Kudos to them for not glamorizing the struggles. I’m here for it. Also here for Alden with a mustache and beard.
“And for a while, time just stops.” Yup, this is a Cathy Garcia-Molina film. It’s one of those lines.
Oh my, Maymay! Maymay as the best friend? Tbh I’m pretty excited to see her flex her acting chops after that one MMK episode.
An “I love you” already? Need to replay that for a quick sec. Okay yes now it makes sense. Alden in earrings, dad cap, and chain necklace is a moment. Can’t say the same for his character, who’s turning out to be a jerk.
“Pero gusto kita, eh. So sorry, I don’t love you.” OOF.
This is Kathryn in a role we DESERVE to see her in. We stan a strong independent female character. I have waited years to hear her stand her ground in a film, and the Star Cinema gods delivered with lines like “Hindi pwede magkaroon ng ‘us’. May hinahabol pa akong future para sa pamilya ko.”
Wow a Star Cinema film that doesn’t just show the tourist-y spots of another country. The underpass, the Sunday outings. This looks well researched.
“Kung mahal mo ako, bakit hindi ako yung piliin mo, Joy?”
“Kung mahal mo ako, bakit pinapapili mo ako?”
Still trying to get used to the Kathryn/Alden pairing, but so far both are proving to be more than their respective love teams. IRL character growth = a win for loveteam stans everywhere.
For an official trailer, that was quite short. I’m still not sure what the story is about, but that’s a good thing given how these trailers tend to give away the film’s entire plot. While I’m living for Kathryn finally playing an empowered woman as Joy, I’m interested to see her dynamics with Alden’s character (let’s hope it isn’t flat too!).