Catch Me… I’m in Love

Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.67 (12 ratings)

Genre: Romance, Drama

Director: Mae Czarina Cruz

Writer: Mel Mendoza-Del Rosario

Cast: Sarah Geronimo, Gerald Anderson, Matteo Guidicelli, Dawn Zulueta, Christopher de Leon, Joey Marquez, Arlene Muhlach, Sam Pinto

Synopsis: Roan (Sarah Geronimo) works for Helping Hands, an advocacy for the rural poor. Erick is the son of the president of the Philippines, and he’s unhappy with having to return to the country. In order to teach Eric a lesson, the president sends him on a trip to immerse himself in the life of a rural community, with Roan as his supervisor. The two initially don’t get along, but they fall in love soon enough. But it turns out that dating the president’s son comes with its own set of pressures, and Roan isn’t quite equipped to handle them. (From Philbert Dy’s review)



3.5          Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“The film further amps up the kwela quotient by having Sarah burst into girly giggles when she reacts to Gerald’s affectionate teasing—or when she sees him in various stages of shirtlessness. It’s this unspoken tension between the two that makes their onscreen exchanges engaging and unpredictable.” (Read full review)

3.5          Katrina Stuart Santiago (GMA News)

“In Catch Me I’m In Love, the kilig is difficult to ignore, as it carries what is an otherwise expected story through to its logical happy end. It’s also a surprisingly believable love between a girl and boy who are really only bound by country.” (Read full review)

3.5          Allan Diones (Abante Tonite)

“Ang husay niyang mag-comedy, pero ang bilis ding magpaiyak ni Sa­rah. Nakaka-touch ‘yung dramatic moment ng da­lawa na super-cry si Sa­rah habang nagpapaalam. In fairness ay ang husay rin ni Gerald sa eksenang ‘yon at leading man na leading man ang kanyang dating. (Read full review)

3.0          Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“In all fairness to Sarah, even if her scenes were copied from Hollywood films, she was able to carry them all with aplomb. She’s a natural comedian who’s very charming in her hilarious scenes but she also handles her dramatic scenes well…” (Read full review)

3.0          Pinoy Movie Blog

“What’s so good about the movie is that it gives you this kilig feeling like no other films can do. It’s very raw, it’s very natural.” (Read full review)

3.0          Ihcahieh

“Sarah Geronimo is adorable and this is because she is not afraid to make fun of herself. Her girly giggles are contagious, and she is such an insufferable ball of sunshine. The problem with this is getting typecast.” (Read full review)

2.5          Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“The movie takes its formulaic stride by banking on the chemistry of this new cinematic pair, and they surprisingly succeed.” (Read full review)

2.5          Nica Tomines (PEP)

“There’s really nothing remarkable about the plot. The movie is fast-paced and straightforward unlike most Tagalog films with a lot of drama and conflicts.” (Read full review)

2.5          Jowanna Bueser (The Birth of Damnation)

“Sarah and Gerald have the required chemistry and credit goes to the very natural Ms. Geronimo. Her giggles and one-liners are delightful and spot-on. The problem is that the movie bogged down in the second half. (Read full review)

2.0          Jessica Zafra

“The good news is that Catch Me. . .I’m In Love is not that bad. The bad news is that it’s not good either.” (Read full review)

1.5          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

Catch Me…I’m in Love runs out of steam about halfway through. At that point, the two main characters default into the standard cutesy movie romance and have little else to do. It is at this point that the film contrives a silly and eminently solvable roadblock to their future happiness.” (Read full review)

1.5          Regnard Raquedan (Screen Sucked)

“There’s really nothing in the story that most viewers have not seen before in a rom-com– except that there’s a severe lack of humor in this movie. Also, romantic sparks are thinly spread in the movie that will disappoint a lot of the viewers.” (Read full review)


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