QUEZON CITY, Philippines – On Tuesday, July 2 at Dolphy’s Theater in ABS-CBN Compound, the country’s reigning ‘Teen King and Queen’—Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla were on spotlight during the grand press conference for their upcoming teleserye titled ‘Got to Believe’, which is to be helmed by box-office director and Philippines’ Nora Ephron—Cathy Garcia-Molina.
The Bernardo and Padilla tandem returns on primetime TV after their successful tandem in ‘Princess and I’ and their launching romantic comedy flick ‘Must be… Love’. They will be supported by equally talented stars—Manilyn Reynes, Benjie Paras, Ian Veneracion, and Carmina Villaroel.
Both will essay the characters of Chichay and Joaquin. It’s the typical poor girl meets rich boy, but with a more interesting twist and flavor to make its loveteam’s formula a success.
Star Cinema on its 20th Anniversary brings together four of the country’s lovely and most bankable female stars in one film that will surely warm the hearts of Filipinos; as Toni Gonzaga, Bea Alonzo, Angel Locsin, and Shaina Magdayao play the meddling sisters of Enchong Dee in Cathy Garcia Molina’s flick ‘Four Sisters and a Wedding’.
The story is a simple as it revolves around four sisters and their youngest sibling who broke the news that he’s finally getting married. Because of the sudden news, the maid in Spain Teddie (Gonzaga), the New Yorker Bobbie (Alonzo), the so-called black sheep Alex (Locsin), and the old maid Gabbie (Magdayao) were reunited and determined to stop the wedding of their only brother CJ (Dee).
However, in the course of their efforts of to end the possibility of making the wedding realized–all four sisters found themselves in a situation that affect their relationships altogether. Instead of trying to fix the wedding of their brother–it turned out that they themselves need some fixing when it comes to their respective relationships and their relationship toward each other as sisters.
In the cast are Connie Reyes, Carmi Martin, Boboy Garrovillo as the parents. ‘Four Sisters and a Wedding’ is slated to open in theatres nationwide on June 26, a Wednesday.
Watch the trailer of the film below.
On its third installment of the Sarah Geronimo-John Lloyd Cruz’s team-up via ‘It Takes a Man and a Woman’—my initial reaction was—what is new on this?
Surprisingly, Cathy Garcia-Molina made every bit of the scene, she directed in this reunion romantic comedy flick of ABS-CBN’s two-prized jewels worth flocking to the theatres to laugh, to cry, and to giggle with. Both Geronimo and Cruz remained endearing as Laida Magtalas and Miggy Montenegro.
But, I was actually waiting for more conflicts between Miggy and Laida here. When the scene that showed Laida looking at the billboard that featured the actor’s face named Tom Rodriguez, I was expecting his inclusion in the film. I totally forgot that Isabelle Daza was the only addition to the last chapter of the Laida-Miggy love story.
Though retaining the conflicts between the characters of Geronimo-Cruz-and-Daza was successful—it could have been more interesting to have Tom Rodriguez’s character come to life and an encounter between him and Laida could have been a tension-builder.
In all fairness, Carmi Raymundo did well in her script even without pumping further the struggles and the tensions between the characters, particularly with Laida and Miggy. I specifically liked the scene where Laida rushed to the mausoleum of Miggy’s dad after finding out the financial status of the Montenegros. Cruz did nail that scene. He was really a naturally gifted actor. He need not exaggerate the emotions. His eyes spoke it all. It was his soul that conveyed his emotional ordeals.
Apart from that, I also shed tears when Isabelle’s character had her breakdown. It was well-portrayed and composed; very reflective of what the role required of her.
The scenes where Laida had moments with her mom (Irma Adlawan) and dad (Al Tantay) were both emotionally-tugging. Raymundo and Molina did well in striking the right chords. Each scene were perfectly built-up to reach the right emotions intended to solicit from the audience. Another one was the signing of agreement between Flip Page and MET was very inspiring, especially the line of Dante Rivero’s character where he was talking about being the best, sometimes makes one the least or one forgets to being good, first and foremost.
When Molina hinted that in a blog con, all I thought, that Laida and Miggy will choose their separate ways when MET requested the former to settle in NY. But, the ‘proposal’ part at the airport was great and it has dumped all my ‘what ifs’ and all. I just agreed and enjoyed how the film was progressing towards its conclusion.
With Laida and Miggy’s roller-coaster love story—it is one that touches the audience’s heart and shakes the soul.