Must Be Love

Must-Be-LoveVerdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.17 (6 ratings)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Dado Lumibao

Writers: Mae Chua, Roumella Nina Mongue

Cast: Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, John Estrada, Liza Soberano, Ramon Christopher Gutierrez, Arlene Muhlach, K Brosas, Janus del Prado

Synopsis: Patchot and Ivan (Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla) have been best friends since they were kids. Now, as teens, tomboyish Patchot has a “slow-mo” moment with Ivan, and inadvertently declares her love for him. She passes this off as a goof, and tries hard to just bury the moment. But when her cousin Angel (Liza Soberano) catches the attention of Ivan, she suddenly realizes just how much she wants to be with him. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: GP

Running time: 100 mins



4.0       Forg Files

“Just as I thought that this is a typical flash in the pan romcom, it gives an honest look on a young person’s struggle with one’s self and how it affects her relationships as she grows up.” (Read full review)

3.5       Jennifer Dugena (PEP)

“The movie was able to balance aspirational romance with grounded truth and uncontrived humor.” (Read full review)

3.5       Cinerama Etcetera

“The excellent direction of Dado Lomibao and the witty script… made the film seem fresh and fun, entertaining and relateable to the audience.” (Read full review)

3.0       Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“The premise isn’t something you haven’t seen before, but Bernardo and Padilla’s chemistry balances the film between the crowd-drawing allure of its rom-com elements and the themes that substantially raise its game.” (Read full review)

2.5       Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“Behind the mainstream gloss of the pictures lies a surprisingly deep question of identity, mired with a toxic outlook on beauty.” (Read full review)

2.5       Ria Limjap (

“Together, Kathryn and Daniel are super cute and it does seem like there’s good chemistry between them. It’s just unfortunate that they were trapped in another trite and predictable rom com stamped with the prevailing taste.” (Read full review)


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