Fresh from television’s phenomenal hit “Forevermore,” the magic of the Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil continues on the silverscreen as Philippine box-office hit “Just The Way You Are” brought its winning streak to Kallang Theatre, Singapore recently.
After a strong blockbuster showing in the Philippines and successful screenings in key cities worldwide, TFC@theMovies’ Singapore screening raked in nearly two thousand moviegoers, eager to watch the phenomenal love team on screen.
“Just the Way You Are” is the first major movie produced by ABS-CBN movie production and distribution outfit Star Cinema following their successful tandem in the hit TV series “Forevermore.” The romance-comedy (romcom) is based on one of the best-selling pop fiction book “The Bet” written by Kimberly Joy Villanueva and originally published on Wattpad (online source of stories originally written by contributors). The book and the movie follow the story of a popular guy Drake (Enrique), who engages in a bet with his best friend – that he can make nerdy transferee Sophia (Liza) fall in love with him in 30 days.
Directed by Theodore Boborol, and written for the movie by Maan Dimaculangan-Fampulme and Ceres Helga Barrios, the movie also stars some of the notable actors in Philippine cinema: Yayo Aguila, Tonton Gutierrez, Sunshine Cruz, and Ricky Davao.
Presented by TFC in cooperation with Hello Asia, the one-day special screening opened to two full house shows, composed of LizQuen fans club including Tatak LizQuen and LizQuenfinity; overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs); and local moviegoers.
TFC’s Asia Pacific Segment Business Unit Head Armi Malaluan and Asia Pacific Sales Manager Maro Malvar welcomed special guests who include
the Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Antonio Morales and wife Shirlene Morales, First Secretary and Consul General Mersole Mellejor and wife Merlines Mellejor.
Other guests included major sponsor Metro Remittance Singapore, represented by General Manager Charina Yap.
Their teleserye may have already ended but the LizQuen’s success on the silverscreen may prove that there indeed may be a “forevermore.”