It Takes a Man and a Woman

it takes a manVerdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.35 (17 ratings)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina

Writer: Carmi Raymundo

Cast: John Lloyd Cruz, Sarah Geronimo, Isabelle Daza, Irma Adlawan, Al Tantay, Johnny Revilla, Joross Gamboa, Matet de Leon, Rowell Santiago, Gio Alvarez

Synopsis: When we last saw Miggy Montenegro and Laida Magtalas (Cruz and Geronimo), they had resolved to stay together in spite of Laida getting a job in Canada. A year into their long-distance relationship, the two suffer personal crises, and they crack under the pressure. Miggy ends up betraying Laida in a moment of weakness, and the two break up. Now, Laida returns to the Philippines on the behest of Miggy’s brother Art (Rowell Santiago). Art wants Laida to help Miggy land a licensing deal with a major US publisher. The two are forced to work together despite their tumultuous history. (Click the City)

Running time: 120 mins

MTRCB rating: G



4.0     Richard Bolisay (Lilok Pelikula)

“The kilig, which is the brio of Sarah-John Lloyd movies, teases by coming later than expected, but when it arrives, peaking at that moment when they sleep beside each other, their faces in opposite directions, and wake up in a warm and tight embrace in the morning, it doesn’t know how to stop.” (Read full review)

4.0      Zig Marasigan (

“It’s true that John Lloyd’s and Sarah’s own superstar personas have managed to solidify their appeal in the box office, but it’s hard to disregard the fact that Laida and Miggy have a lot to do with it as well. ” (Read full review)

4.0      Jennifer Dugena (PEP)

“(Cruz’ and Geronimo’s) tandem has once again worked as they exude strong onscreen chemistry in It Takes a Man and a Woman. I personally believe no other onscreen partnership has been this charming and endearing.” (Read full review)

4.0     The Pondering Movie Fan

“The chemistry between the two lead stars is undeniable. They always light up the screen every single time they are present and that means more when they’re together in a sequence.” (Read full review)

4.0     Forg (Pinoy Exchange)

It Takes a Man and a Woman manages to find new grounds in the Laida-Miggy love story that’s so strong that you just can’t help but fall for its charm all over again.” (Read full review)

4.0     Starmometer

“The chemistry between John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo is so powerful that it’s enough to fuel the film to work like its first and second installments.” (Read full review)

4.0     Bernard Santos (My Movie World)

“The director’s treatment was so good and effective para pakiligin ang mga tao, as we all know that Cathy Garcia Molina has really mastered the romcom movie and this is one of her best films ever.” (Read full review)

3.5      Nicol Latayan (Tit for Tat)

It Takes A Man and a Woman is one of those films that highly succeeded in what it wanted to portray, bringing in the smiles, the tears, and the kilig, while also serving the perfect closure to both their love story and the film installment itself.” (Read full review)

3.5      Reel Advice

It Takes a Man and a Woman brings more maturity and more reality into the well-loved series.” (Read full review)

3.5      CBCP CINEMA

“Hindi maitatatwa ang chemistry ng dalawang nasa lead roles at dahil mga characters na nakilala na ng mga manonood sa naunang dalawang pelikula, madaling makapasok sa daloy ng kuwento.” (Read full review)

3.0      Tessa Maria Guazon (Young Critics Circle)

“Despite the film’s commonplace structure and narrative, laughter brims, the film audience heaving in unison alongside the quirky antics between reunited lovers turned rivals.” (Read full review)

3.0      Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“There are plenty of sweet moments to be found in It Takes A Man and A Woman, but there’s a lot of bloat to get through.” (Read full review)

3.0      Ihcahieh

“Everything seems all too contrived, but ironically and rightfully so, maybe because they have earned it. Scenes and lines are reenacted from the first movie just to give you a quick refresher; a tribute of sorts.” (Read full review)

3.0      Dale Bacar (Bum-Spot)

“Geronimo especially was at the top of her game, competently juggling her act between comedy and drama as she conveyed raw and almost tangible pain beneath the tough girl facade.” (Read full review)

3.0      Jay Rosas (Edge Davao)

“The formula is the most obvious, presenting the same stories of boy-meets-girl with little variations to the how the boy gets the girl. Which is why it’s even more pleasing, when despite this formula, it surprises us with its cleverness and innocent self-awareness.” (Read full review)

2.0      Ria Limjap (

“I don’t think I got two hundred pesos worth of kilig and escapism. There was absolutely no suspension of disbelief on my part.” (Read full review)

1.5      Carljoe Javier (Rappler)

“They’ve been broken up for two years… and Laida is still hung up. Granted there isn’t a time frame for recovery on these things, but the kind of pettiness and slights, and the general sort of crazy rom-com behavior seemed a bit much for a supposedly strong woman who has found herself and all that.” (Read full review)


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