After having been able to direct the ‘Breakout Loveteam’ of Liza Soberano and Enriqu Gil or LizQuen, Ted Boborol again directs the two in the romantic comedy and the first-ever film ‘Just The Way You Are’ after the success of the series titled ‘Forevermore’.
The film is an adaptation from the best-selling Pop Fiction book titled ‘The Bet’, which was originally published on Wattpad by Kimberly Joy Villanueva. For the film version, Maan Dimaculangan-Fampulme and Ceres Helga Barrios wrote the screenplay. Boborol describes his debut film as, “It was fun doing my first film because the energy of the young cast was infectious. While there was pressure for the film to duplicate the soap’s success, I didn’t let it in my head. We were more focused on just doing a good romantic comedy.”
In the said film, Direk Ted also shares one key element that makes the LizQuen tandem a success it’s because the two are versatile actors apart from having that natural chemistry.
The film revolves around a popular guy named Drake Sison (Gil), who makes a bet with his best friend Andrei (Yves Flores) to make the nerdy transferee, Sophia Taylor (Soberano), fall in love with him in 30 days. After she would say ‘yes’, he must confess that it was all a bet. Also, Boborol is able to identify with Sofia’s character because he reveals, “I was not a popular jock in college so I identified more with working student and ‘plain’ Sophia Taylor whose main goal is to finish school and earn for her family. Other actors in the film are Ricky Davao, Yayo Aguila, Alexander Diaz, Jon Lucas, Chienna Filomeno, Marco Gumabao, Myrtle Sarrosa, Yves Flores, Sue Ramirez, Erin Ocampo, Miguel Vergara, Kyra Custodio, Anjo Damiles and with the special participation of Tonton Gutierrez and Sunshine Cruz.
‘Just The Way You Are’ is still running on its second week in theaters nationwide.