Born to Love You (film)
|Born to Love You|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Jerome Chavez Pobocan|
|Written by||Rondel Lindayag
|Screenplay by||Rondel Lindayag|
|Music by||Francis Concio|
|Edited by||Renewin Alano|
|Distributed by||Star Cinema|
|Box office||PHP 52,369,650|
Born to Love You is a 2012 Filipino romantic film directed by Jerome Pabocan, starring Coco Martin and Angeline Quinto. The film was released under CineMedia and distributed by Star Cinema on May 30, 2012.
The film centers around Joey Liwanag (Angeline Quinto), a poor girl who works as a part-time tourist guide for Koreans and likes joining amateur singing contests with her two younger siblings to help her family cope with financial problems. Despite the hardship and low probability, Joey works hard to save up money in order to go to Korea, and meet her real father who has abandoned her when she was very young.
Rex Manrique (Coco Martin) is a frustrated, very arrogant and hot-tempered photographer who is out to prove to the world that he can stand on his own feet and succeed in life independently. However, the ladder of success seems to be impossible for him as he faces different complications and rejections in life, as well as his career.
The moment Rex and Joey encountered each other in a Korean wedding, these two grew a big misunderstanding and hatred towards each other, making it hard for the two of them to get along in the first place. Things get more out of hand when Rex was hired in an advertising company where Joey was also working for—this time, as a translator. As they got to know each other, they found solace and comfort in each other's company. But the security that they found in each other soon starts to shake when life takes another course and drives them into a complicated situation. Joey finally meets her biological father, while Rex struggles finding acceptance and forgiveness for her Mother who abandoned her for another man when he was still a young boy. Although Rex cuts off their relationship, Joey tries everything that she could to help him go through his own challenges and promises Rex that she will never leave him. But when Rex finally figures out the answers to his questions and his purpose in life, he and Joey get into a car accident making Rex decide to leave Joey and his family behind and start a new life.
After a couple of years of investigation, Joey finally finds Rex in an island in Batangas and confronts him about their relationship which they broke off unofficially. At the same time, Joey finds out that Rex turned blind after saving her life in the accident and Rex himself found forgiveness in his heart. The movie ends during Rex and Joey's wedding celebration.
- Coco Martin as Rex Manrique
- Angeline Quinto as Joey Liwanag
- Albert Martinez as Charles Ronquillo
- Eula Valdez as Sylvia/Rex's mom
- Al Tantay as Mario Liwanag/Joey's step dad
- Tonton Gutierrez as Rex's dad
- Malou de Guzman as Ampie Liwanag/Joey's mom
- Kiray Celis as Sampaguita Liwanag
- Amy Nobleza as Corrita Liwanag
- Eda Nolan as Jam
- Mickey Ferriols as Bianca
- Louise Abuel as Brian
- Jairus Aquino as Young Rex Manrique
- Ryan Bang
- Manuel Aquino as Ku Aquino
- David Chua
- Jojit Lorenzo
- Aloy Noranda
- Chris Pasturan
- Jenny Kim
- Richard Quan
- Andre Tiangco
"Born to Love You" earned P52.37 million.
- "Born to Love You (2012)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 30, 2012.
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