24/7 In Love

Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.42 (6 ratings)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Directors: Dado Lomibao, Frasco Santos Mortiz, John-D J. Lazatin, Mae Czarina Cruz

Cast: Angelica Panganiban, Bea Alonzo, Daniel Padilla, Diether Ocampo, Gerald Anderson, John Lloyd Cruz, Kathryn Bernardo, Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador, Piolo Pascual, Pokwang, Sam Milby, Xyriel Manabat, Zaijian Jaranilla, Zanjoe Marudo

Synopsis: Jane (Kathryn Bernardo) enters a video contest to win a chance to meet pop idol Billy Fernandez (Daniel Padilla). She goes around asking people on camera what they would do if the world were ending. The movie follows their stories from there.

In the first of these stories, Virginia (Pokwang) waited twenty years to be with the man she loves, only to be betrayed. Her best friend convinces her to hire callboy Charles (Sam Milby) to fulfill her long-buried desires.

Barbara (Maja Salvador) has a crush on her playboy boss Ken (Diether Ocampo). She finally gets to spend some time with him when a jilted ex leaves a baby in his care.

Isabelle (Bea Alonzo) secretly pines for her gay best friend Butch (Zanjoe Marudo). As he prepares to leave for fashion school in Milan, Isabelle tries everything she can to get him to stay with her.

Verna (Angelica Panganiban) travels to Vietnam, running away from an unfaithful spouse. There she meets bartender Elvis (John Lloyd Cruz), who offers a moment of distraction from her troubles.

Childlike Pipoy (Piolo Pascual) tries to help his little orphan buddy Jomar (Zaijan Jaranilla) win the heart of his crush Ayee (Xyriel Manabat).

And finally, low-level ad agency employee Patty (Kim Chiu) is tasked with finding the hunky young man who made headlines saving people from a fire. That guy happens be her high school sweetheart Alvin (Gerald Anderson), whose heart she broke years ago. (Click the City)

MTRCB Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 130 mins



3.5          Mark Angelo Ching (Pisara)

“It may be uneven, but it’s sweet and good-natured. The music is good, and you’ll find it hard not to sing along.” (Read full review)

2.5          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

24/7 in Love is hit-and-miss at best, but some of these ideas are worth fleshing out.” (Read full review)

2.5          Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“As it lurches between melodrama and light comedy, the romantic anthology offers a promising pastiche of quick-paced short stories strung by a novel premise. Unfortunately, its multipronged exposition doesn’t come through cohesively, because its segments are too disparate.” (Read full review)

2.5          Jennifer Dugena (PEP)

“All the stories are promising from the get-go but they were told and fleshed out in a hurry as if they were created under a 24/7 deadline.  This explained the superficial motivations, forced coincidences and the unnatural situations the characters are put in.” (Read full review)

2.0         Cinerama Etcetera

“There was no room to flesh out the stories, there was no chance to invest in the characters emotionally because pretty soon, the story would move along to the next one.” (Read full review)

1.5          Bum-Spot

24/7 in Love is one of those movies that have no reason for being apart from giving the audience an ensemble that they want to see on the big screen.” (Read full review)

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