Once-A-Princess-PosterVerdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.50 (3 ratings)

Genre: Drama, Romance

Director: Laurice Guillen

Writer: Angel Bautista

Cast: Erich Gonzales, Enchong Dee, JC de Vera, Matt Evans, Nikki Valdez, Bryan Santos, Tippy Dos Santos

Synopsis: Back in high school, nerdy, unassuming Leonard (Enchong Dee) managed to win the heart of Erin (Erich Gonzales), the “campus princess” of Gibbons International School. But Erin ended up breaking his heart, choosing to be with Damian (JC de Vera) the son of a wealthy congressman who could provide salvation for her ailing, bankrupt family. The movie then moves six years later. Erin and Damian are married and barely scraping by. Erin decides to get herself a job to earn money while Damian is sidelined with a leg injury. Her boss turns out to be a much-changed Leonard, and he’s looking to show her just how different he really is. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: PG

Running time: 115 mins

Trailer: 

Reviews:

3.0         Oggs Cruz (Rappler)

“The love story is just a frame for the grit that Guillen portrays with more resounding enthusiasm. Once a Princess comes alive when Erin is in agony. In the name of love, she allows herself to be victimized.” (Read full review)

2.5         Nood.ph

“Making the viewers think and ponder is different from making them confused and disappointed. Unfortunately this movie falls in the latter category.” (Read full review)

2.0         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

Once A Princess is a good story in theory, but that isn’t what plays out on screen. It just feels like a lot of people overreacting, the romantic side of this equation never really compelling enough to justify the story’s operatic turns.” (Read full review)