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REVIEW: ‘Always Be My Maybe’ is a love story with a reality check

‘Always Be My Maybe’ shows strong chemistry between its two leads.

BY
Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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02/25/2016 04:08 AM
REVIEW: ‘Always Be My Maybe’ is a love story with a reality check
022416-always_main.jpgAs this year’s post-Valentine’s day offering from Star Cinema, Always Be My Maybe deviates from the usual romantic comedy that features two quirky characters that eventually fall in love. Gerald Anderson proves he’s still hot leading man material as the playboy Jake Del Mundo. His confidence leads him to propose out of the blue to his longtime on-and-off again girlfriend Tracy. His confidence gets crushed when she unceremoniously turns him down and he leaves the city to nurse a broken heart.

Arci Munoz plays lovelorn makeup artist Tenten Paraiso who is hopeful about finally bagging a fiance but gets crushed when she discovers (via Facebook) that he has already moved on to his next conquest. Tenten shares her heartache on social media in a video that immediately goes viral. Her very personal and often hilarious videos inject the film with a fun, light-hearted feel.

The two lead stars cross paths and end up spending one entire night drinking and talking until dawn. Hopeless romantic Jake gets intrigued by the jaded and outspoken Tenten. After discovering they are on the same wavelength, the two end up spending more and more time together. On a night out at a bar, they both agree to be each other’s wingman to help find someone better than their exes. What happens next is a realistic and simple love story that almost everyone can relate to. Gerald and Arci show surprisingly strong chemistry which will make the audience wish their pairing will transcend more then just one film and Director Dan Villegas’s fresh take on romance that we saw in his previous films like English Only, Please and Walang Forever definitely translates in his latest work for Star Cinema.

Always Be My Maybe is now showing in cinemas nationwide. Also starring Jane Oineza, Jairus Aquino, Kakai Bautista, Ricci Chan, Ahron Villena, Pepe Herrera, Nikki Valdez, TJ Trinidad, and Tirso Cruz III.