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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Miss You Like Crazy

Starring: John Lloyd Cruz & Bea Alonzo

Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina

For almost a decade, they made us believe in love. Such is the magic behind Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz’s phenomenally successful love team.

On February 24, the celebrated on-screen couple is set to recapture this magic once again in a special post-Valentine reunion for Star Cinema’s latest offering.
“Regalo namin ito sa mga fans namin,” says Bea, whose last big-screen team-up with John Lloyd in the movie One More Chance raked in millions at the box office and earned for them the titles of Box Office King and Queen for 2007. The film has not only boosted the couple’s local fan base but also strengthened their global following, making Bea and John Lloyd the most favorite love team among Filipino audiences all over the world.

To finally answer the fans’ clamor for another big screen team up after their last box office hit, what would be more perfect than another love story with a title that captures not just the fans’ common sentiment for the last three years but also the couple’s feelings about filming together again.

“’Yung pagiging sobra niyang mapagbiro sa set. ‘Yung tatawa lang kayo. ‘Yun ‘yung nakaka-miss,” says Bea about her leading man. John Lloyd, on the other hand, continues to believe in the value of their long history together. “Kasi yung pinagsamahan namin after ilang teleserye, nag-movie, yun ang hindi mo mababayaran, yun ang hindi mo mapapantayan.” This is probably the reason why John Lloyd thinks every new project with Bea becomes a celebration. “It becomes a big event all of a sudden. I’d like to believe na malaking step into maturity yun.”

Another cause for celebration in this new venture from Star Cinema is the couple’s reunion with box-office director Cathy Garcia-Molina, who also directed them in their last film together. This time, Direk Cathy guides John Lloyd and Bea toward embracing an off-beat romantic tale that would touch on the wrong sides of love, such as missteps and infidelity.

Direk Cathy further describes the plot as a love story told in a unique way, “Ibang-iba ang tono. Mas mature ang kilig moments.” In the film, John Lloyd plays a serious type of guy who suddenly found himself emotionally torn between her long-time girlfriend and a girl he just met. Bea, on the other hand, plays a bubbly lass whose destiny may have led her to the perfect man at the most imperfect time. “Madaming makaka-relate sa movie,” Bea enthuses, “Lalo na sa panahon ngayon. Sa mga di naniniwala sa destiny na naging jaded na, mapapa-isip ka, ‘ano kaya, totoo kaya ang destiny?’”

The film, which will be shot in both Philippines and Malaysia, also launches a promising big screen career for rising star Maricar Reyes. - ABS-CBN Film Productions Inc. (Star Cinema)

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