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  • However, my sister dragged me to watch this movie called Love You to the Stars and Back (I know such an awfully long title that doesn't match the movie at all - Philippine local films have plenty of that) yesterday and I willingly went with her without expecting something good
  • The problem with most Filipino romcoms is that they are always superficial, scratch the romantically exciting moments and you have nothing but a shallow story and passable performances
  • A simple story is told, two troubled characters had their one-chance encounter while Mika (the girl) planned to go to Mt
  • Whether aliens existed in this movie or not, it is for you to find out
  • Other than that, this is a nice surprise for Filipino film fans that clamored for something more than romantic, this one has actually emotional depth in it, a touch of supernatural belief that eventually makes it among the top-tier romcoms this country has ever produced


by Laudemhir Jan Parel

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    I am always wary in spending money watching local films. However, my sister dragged me to watch this movie called “Love You to the Stars and Back” (I know such an awfully long title that doesn’t match the movie at all - Philippine local films have plenty of that) yesterday and I willingly went with her without expecting something good.

    The problem with most Filipino romcoms is that they are always superficial, scratch the romantically exciting moments and you have nothing but a shallow story and passable performances. All that however, was thrown out of the water in this emotionally-satisfying road-trip movie that tells a story of hope and aliens.

  • Love You to the Stars and Back (2017 Filipino Romantic Comedy Film)
  • A simple story is told, two troubled characters had their one-chance encounter while Mika (the girl) planned to go to Mt. Milagros (a fictional mountain where she believed aliens would land to come and abduct her) to reunite with her dead mother and Caloy (the boy) was on his way to meet his father in search of completeness. Together they took the road to nowhere-ness and found themselves caught in an unexpected magnet towards each other. Whether aliens existed in this movie or not, it is for you to find out.

    Storywise, there is really nothing new to the table. However, it is the seemingly mundane everyday moments so carefully woven in the film that made this better and stronger than others. The film’s portrayal of time as an “enemy” and as “gold” successfully replicates that of a first-chance encounter with someone you don’t want to part with even if you had just been together for a few hours or days. The truth is a time well spent with someone is never enough.

  • Love You to the Stars and Back (2017 Filipino Romantic Comedy Film)
  • Let’s talk about the actors’ performances because while the Philippines offer an array of romantically engaging films aplenty each year, this is without a doubt one of the (if not the) best romcom film in terms of performances. Might as well bring with you tissues when you watch this. While it is advertised as a romantic comedy film, there are some inescapable scenes where you get caught up with the lines, deliveries, and performances of the entire cast that would surely open your tear gates without you realizing it.

  • Love You to the Stars and Back (2017 Filipino Romantic Comedy Film)
  • Joshua Garcia’s (the boy) portrayal of a complex character is definitely the best the Philippines has seen in the big screen for someone his age. While he is naturally a charmer, it is his versatility in changing emotions from scene to scene that would literally be instilled in everyone’s mind long after watching this movie. His scene when he called his mother and the aftermath that followed is honestly one of the film’s showstopping moments. It would be hard not to feel for him in that scene, he carried that like a Hollywood pro.

  • Love You to the Stars and Back (2017 Filipino Romantic Comedy Film)
  • Julia Barretto’s (the girl) initial colder character eventually gives her the ability to show growth as the film unfolds. Like Joshua, she’s a gifted charmer as well, carrying this film with surefire charisma that would otherwise fall had others been the star. She has this innocence in her that this movie surely needed. When she said she wants to know what it feels like to be inlove, you don’t doubt her because you believed she has never been inlove before.

  • Love You to the Stars and Back (2017 Filipino Romantic Comedy Film)
  • Love is such a broad topic, what this shows in a new perspective is that love can exist in different forms. It diminishes the idea that just because you’re the only one in pain doesn’t mean you’re the only one suffering. People who love you will also suffer your pain because they can feel it, and they will help you get through it because they love you and you should let them. It teaches you to believe, that hope exists in where you choose to believe it.

    It’s not a perfect film by any means, some cheese here and there and there are some parts that don’t need to be included at all because they don’t really offer something in the narrative, and the obvious and blatant product placements really took me out of the movie. I hope local films stop doing that. However that’s for nitpicking.

    Other than that, this is a nice surprise for Filipino film fans that clamored for something more than romantic, this one has actually emotional depth in it, a touch of supernatural belief that eventually makes it among the top-tier romcoms this country has ever produced.



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