Bakit Hindi Ka CrushVerdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.94 (9 ratings)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Joyce Bernal

Writer: Irene Elena Villamor

Cast: Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Mylene Dizon, Freddie Webb, EJ Mallorina, Ramon Bautista, Tonton Gutierrez, Pokwang, Angeline Quinto

Synopsis: The film begins with Sandy (Kim Chiu) getting dumped by her boyfriend on their anniversary. Sandy takes this very hard, and falls into a deep depression. Meanwhile, Alex (Xian Lim) returns to the Philippines after a stint in the US, where he was set to marry his girlfriend. His grandfather (Freddie Webb) tasks him with revitalizing their family’s failing record label. Sandy happens to be the most invaluable employee of this record label, but her distressed state gets her fired on Alex’s first day. Alex hires her back, making the deal that he’s going to teach her how to get over her boyfriend and find someone better. (Click the City)

MTRCB Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 100 mins.

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Reviews:

3.5         Carljoe Javier (Rappler)

“We get just the right mix of big studio production, love-team “kilig” romance, and the wit and distinct humor of Bautista. All these things come together to make a fun, funny, and entertaining romantic comedy.” (Read full review)

3.5         Pinoy Exchange

“This is arguably Chiu’s best movie role to date as she was so fun to watch as the clueless but well-meaning, hopelessly romantic Sandy. Chiu’s comedic timing is perfect and she makes every silly scene and over-the-top dialogue work because of how devoted she was to the role.” (Read full review)

3.0         Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

“Despite the film’s patriarchy-perpetuating subtext, to not watch the movie is to miss one of the most hilarious comedic performances in recent memory. As Sandy, a poor girl hopelessly in love with her boss, Kim Chiu is clueless but stout-hearted, clumsy but endearing, baduy but charming.” (Read full review)

3.0         Nestor Torre (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“Director Bernal is able to infuse the flick with a wry, sardonic sensibility that makes its predictable plot premises and progression more viewable than they would otherwise be.” (Read full review)

3.0         CBCP CINEMA

“Nakakatuwang panoorin si Chiu na talaga namang lumutang ang galing sa pagpapatawa sa pelikula. Isa siyang rebelasyon sa pelikulang ito.” (Read full review)

3.0         Ely Valendez (Ely’s Planet)

“The true strength of the film is Kim and Xian’s chemistry. And it was Kim’s character’s ‘kakikayan’ that successfully ushered viewers from a good start to a great finish, though there are some difficult-to-swallow parts in the middle.” (Read full review)

2.5         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“Though the film features a stellar comedic performance from Kim Chiu, and has clever subversive touches all throughout, the final product feels confused and conflicted, the story just unable to follow its own source’s advice.” (Read full review)

2.5         Zig Marasigan (Kristn)

“Kim Chiu flexes some surprising comedic muscle in a film that is both kilig and funny. But while Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo? boasts a fresh style of humor, it still suffers from the tired formula of romantic comedies.” (Read full review)

2.5         Emil Nor Urao (E-Reviews)

“Ang Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo? ay umasa lang sa kilig factor ng leads at pogi moves ni Ramon Bautista ngunit nakakalimot sa tunay na diwa ng pinagkuhaang materyal.” (Read full review)