Just One Summer

Verdict: Do Something Else

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 1.94 (8 ratings)

Genre: Romance, Drama

Director: Mac Alejandre

Writers: Onay Sales, Emman dela Cruz, Kei Fausto

Cast: Julie Anne San Jose, Elmo Magalona, Alice Dixson, Joel Torre, Boboy Garovillo, Cherry Pie Picache, Gloria Romero, Sef Cadayona, Sheena Halili, Steven Silva, Lexi Fernandez, Betong Sumayaw, Maey Bautista, Mon Confiado, Ana Feleo, Diva Montelaba, Ken Chan, Benedict Campos, Joanna Marie Tan, Mega Unciano

Synopsis:  Rich kid Nyel (Elmo Magalona) is all set to study abroad. There’s just one problem: his estranged father Dan (Joel Torre) has not given his consent. As a condition for his consent, Dan makes Nyel stay with him at his farm for the summer. Nyel is determined to get through the summer without incident, but that proves to be impossible. For one thing, his resentment for his father bubbles close to the surface, their sheer proximity forcing them to confront the damage done to their family. And for another thing, his father tasks Nyel’s childhood friend Beto (Julie Anne San Jose) to follow him around. And while she causes annoyance at first, Beto’s kindness soon wins Nyel over. (Click the City)



3.5       Starmometer

“What I like about the movie is that it doesn’t take itself so seriously. While it delivers an emotional dose of pure sentiment about family issues, it also achieves its unpretentious goals as a “kilig” movie in a likable fashion.” (Read full review)

3.0      Mark Angelo Ching (PEP)

“It is easy to see why JuliElmo is making waves as a young loveteam. They have inherent chemistry onscreen, and their acting skills are decent at their age.” (Read full review)


“Mas lumutang ang kwentong pamilya sa pelikula kaysa kwento ng pag-ibig ng dalawang kabataan na siyang sinasaad sa promosyon ng pelikula. Kung  love story ang aabangan ng isang manonood ay mabibigo dito.” (Read full review)

2.0     Manuel Pangaruy (Taga-ilog Special)

“Made of stuff that I hate from Star Cinema. It so happened that at least it got the message across. Definitive Mac C. Alejandre film: shampoo commercial cinematography, crane shots straight from a Sunday musical variety show and the locations, all postcard-friendly. Elmo has the presence but it was Julie Anne who showed some acting chops (she’s a promising singer after all).”

1.0      Philbert Dy (Click the City)

Just One Summer yearns to be dramatic, but it doesn’t want to do any of the work. It just offers an illusion of emotion, a façade of tears and sad faces that covers up a hollow core of a story.” (Read full review)

1.0      Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“Watching a Mac Alejandre film is like starting a day knowing you’re getting your root canal later. There’s no going around it: it will be excruciating.” (Read full review)

1.0       Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

Just One Summer is candy-coated crap. Beneath the cutesy sheen is something stinky, repulsive and corny.”

1.0       Carl Joseph Papa (Whatever Carl)

“This movie is such a waste.” (Read full review)

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