Must. Be. Watched.

Movies are one of the popular media here in the Philippines. As for the Filipinos, it brings joy, excitement, fear, sadness, drama, and other emotions towards them. There are many genres of movies but here in the Philippines, the most common one is romantic-comedy.

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Romantic-comedy also known as “Rom-Com”  are the mostly watched movies at the moment. From the word itself, it is a combination of romance and comedy which gets the attention of the general public’s interests. The popular casts in this genre are James Reid and Nadine Lustre (JaDine), Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano (LizQuen), and Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo (KathNiel). One of my favorites is a movie titled, “Must Be Love”.


Yes, you read that right, it’s Must Be Love. Calling out all KathNiel fans out there!! To whoever find this movie amazing and oddly satisfying, I feel you. It is a great movie indeed and I honestly learned a lot from it. Must Be Love (2013) is a Filipino romantic comedy film directed by Dado Lumibao starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla together with Liza Soberano, John Estrada with special guest, Enrique Gil.

So basically, the movie is about girl named Patchot (Kathryn) who has feelings for her best friend Ivan (Daniel) and was hiding it for a long time since they are only best friends. Years later, another girl came to the picture who is Patchot’s cousin, Angel (Liza). Angel and Ivan suddenly had this thing called “slow motion” and had feelings for each other. They began dating and this made Patchot’s heart broken. After quite some time, Ivan and Angel realized that they are not made for each other and ended their relationship. Ivan experienced a “fast forward” action with Patchot and then he finally realized that he also had feelings for Patchot. In the end of the movie, it was officially Ivan and Patchot who are meant to be. (YAAAAS GO TEAM KATHNIEL!!!)


What I learned from this movie is you have your own perspective view of love. Like Patchot said in the end of the movie, love does not depend on “slow motion” or “fast forward” but how you treat the person. I would rate this movie a 9 out of 10. I used to not like Filipino movies before but now I definitely recommend this movie especially those who hate Filipino movies. This will give you joy, tears, feels and will change your perspective point of view towards Filipino media.



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