Must Be... Love

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Must Be... Love
Must Be Love (film).jpg
Theatrical movie poster
Directed byDado Lumibao
Produced by
Written by
  • Melissa Chua
  • Roumella Monge
  • Vanessa Valdez
Screenplay by
  • Melissa Chua
  • Roumella Monge
StarringKathryn Bernardo
Daniel Padilla
Music byJessie Lasaten
  • Charlie Peralta
  • Gary Gardoce
Edited byMarya Ignacio
Distributed byStar Cinema
Release date
  • March 13, 2013 (2013-03-13)
Running time
122 minutes
Box office75 million

Must Be... Love is a 2013 Filipino coming-of-age romantic comedy film directed by Dado Lumibao, starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. The film was shot in many locations in Cebu and Laguna in the Philippines. The film was produced by Star Cinema and was released nationwide on March 13, 2013.[1]

This marks the first solo film with love tandem Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla in a leading role following their roles in the ensemble films 24/7 in Love and Sisterakas in 2012.[2]


"Must Be... Love" follows the love story of Patricia (Kathryn Bernardo), who is better known as "Patchot or Patch", and her childhood best friend, Ivan (Daniel Padilla). But what will Patchot do if she starts falling in love with her best friend? And what if Ivan only sees her as a 'best friend'? This problem will develop when another girl enters Ivan's life. Unfortunately for Patchot, it's her cousin Angel (Liza Soberano). Will Ivan fall in love with "Patchot" or will they remain as best friends forever?


Main Cast[edit]

Supporting Cast[edit]

Cameo Appearance[edit]

  • G. Toengi as Patchot's Mother
  • Enrique Gil as Dave (uncredited)
  • Sofia Milla as young Patchot Espinosa
  • Kyle Banzon as young Ivan Martinez



"Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat", an entry in the 2013 songwriting competition Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs originally recorded by Daniel Padilla, was used as the film's theme song. A mid-tempo version of the song was recorded by Sam Milby, which it was used in the trailer of the film and was also played in the film.[3]



The film was graded "B" by the Cinema Evaluation Board, and it received G rating by the MTRCB.

Critical reception[edit]

Jennifer Dugena of Philippine Entertainment Portal said Must Be.. Love was a recommended "perfect teen movie" and finished the review wrote , "Must Be Love is a rare film that is cute and light as much as it is serious and heavy, content-wise."[4]

Box office[edit]

The film earned 113 million after almost 3 weeks of showing. With total gross $1,741,780, the movie rank 34 on the 2013 Philippines Yearly Box Office.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo in Star Cinema's "Must Be Love"". Archived from the original on February 25, 2013. Retrieved February 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "Must Be... Love". March 20–24, 2013.
  3. ^ "Must Be Love Full Trailer". YouTube. February 27, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  4. ^ Dugena, Jennifer (18 March 2013). "REVIEW: KathNiel movie gives valuable lessons to teens". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013.
  5. ^ "2013 Philippines Yearly Box Office.". Box Office Mojo.

External links[edit]

Must Be... Love on IMDb