Born to Love You

Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.10 (10 ratings)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Jerome Pobocan

Writer: Rondel Lindayag

Cast: Coco Martin, Angeline Quinto, Albert Martinez, Tonton Gutierrez, Eula Valdes, Al Tantay, Malou de Guzman, Kiray Celis

Synopsis: Rex (Coco Martin) is a struggling photographer who has never gotten over his mother leaving when he was a kid. Joey (Angeline Quinto) is a Korean translator who hails from a poor family, and dreams of meeting her biological father, who is Korean. The two first meet at a Korean wedding, where they get on each other’s nerves. By sheer coincidence, they meet again when they end up working on the same project for an ad agency. Though they start off combative, the two soon fall in love. But while Joey fully commits herself to her new beau, Rex’s various issues with his family causes him to keep pushing her away.  (Click the City)



4.0       Mark Angelo Ching (PEP)

“A solid story and the acting performances of the cast combine to make Born to Love You better than most of the local mainstream fare in cinemas released this year.” (Read full review)

3.0       Starmometer

“While Coco Martin exudes emotional depth to his character, Angeline Quinto delivers light moments. Their chemistry is undeniable.” (Read full review)

2.5       Tiara Samson (Hot for Movies)

“There were all kinds of inconsistencies in the film that were fortunately masked by Coco Martin and Angeline Quinto’s cute and fresh ‘kilig’ scenes.” (Read full review)

2.0       Philbert Dy (Click the City)

Born to Love You can’t quite get a handle on its tone, the film tumbling through its moods with no regard for the big picture.” (Read full review)

2.0      Nestor Torre (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“Director Pobocan comes from the TV drama and teleserye scene, which could explain this movie production’s relative smallness of context and vision.” (Read full review)

2.0       Manuel Pangaruy (Taga-ilog Special)

“Madali namang patawarin ‘yung melodramatic na back story ng dalawang bida. Madali ring patawarin ‘yung take ni Coco Martin sa mainstream rom-com. Kahit ‘yung acting ni Angeline na far better kay Kris Aquino, madali ring palampasin. Ang hindi ko lang matanggap ay ‘yung engrandeng epiphany ng bidang lalake.”

1.5        Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

“The film forgoes both logic and lyricism for cheap romantic conclusions that seeks to tie loose ends with the least amount of creativity. (Read full review)

1.5        Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“The script is essentially a hodgepodge of formulaic strains admixed with a thousand and one dramatic contrivances.” (Read full review)

1.5        Ria Limjap (

“I was thoroughly unimpressed with Born to Love You, which features an overly melodramatic plot, uneven cinematography, stilted dialogue, and too much musical scoring.” (Read full review)

1.0        Carl Joseph Papa (Whatever, Carl)

“A waste of time.” (Read full review)

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