What's happening?


  • DOOD
Must Be… Love (2013)

Must Be… Love (2013)

Mar. 12, 2013Philippines100 Min.PG
Your rating: 0
6.6 16 votes


A young woman develops romantic feelings for her best friend, but problems arise when another gal enters the picture.

Director: Dado C. Lumibao Writers: Melissa Mae Chua (story), Roumella Monge (story) (as Roumella Niña L. Monge) | 3 more credits » Stars: Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Liza Soberano | See full cast & crew » Reviews 3 user View production, box office, & company info Charlie Plummer Shares His Favorite NYC Movie The IMDb Show (2017-)The IMDb Show (2017-) Charlie Plummer reveals the movie character that inspired his haircut, his favorite NYC movie, and more. Watch now Create a list

Must Be… Love (2013) Must Be… Love (2013) on IMDb 7/10 Want to share IMDb’s rating on your own site? Use the HTML below. Show HTML View more styles 1 nomination. See more awards » Photos Sharlene San Pedro and Liza Soberano in Must Be… Love (2013) Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla in Athena Dizon plays a trick on campus heartthrob and bad boy, gangster, Kenji de los Reyes. Setting up an arrangement to pretend as lovers-to make his ex jealous-they found themselves falling to each other yet falling apart. Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina Stars: Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, Richard Gomez Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Kathryn Bernardo Kathryn Bernardo … Patchot Espinosa Daniel Padilla Daniel Padilla … Ivan Lacson Liza Soberano Liza Soberano

… Angel John Estrada John Estrada … King Espinosa John Lapus John Lapus … Baby Martinez Ramon Christopher Ramon Christopher … Tito Conde (as Ramon Christopher Gutierrez) Arlene Muhlach Arlene Muhlach … Gwen Martinez Janus del Prado Janus del Prado … Gordo Kakai Bautista Kakai Bautista … Dolly Sharlene San Pedro Sharlene San Pedro … Lavinia Paul Salas Paul Salas …Technical Specs Runtime: 100 min Color:

Color See full technical specs » Edit Did You Know? Soundtracks Di ko inakala Music, Lyrics, Arrangement and Production by Kiko Salazar Published by Star Songs, Inc. Performed by Juris (as Juris Fernandez) See more » Frequently Asked Questions This FAQ is empty. Add the first question. User Reviews Clichéd Love Story, Rough Prod 16 March 2013 | by sim-richmond – See all my reviews By reading the plot alone, you can defy that the storyline is not that substantial in anyway. The crisis of the movie wasn’t that heavy enough to raise the audience’s feelings (well, except for the fact that Filipinos love to watch romantic movies). On the first part of the movie, you can clearly recognize the very exact scenes repeating. Also, some of the scenes from the beginning were once again repeated before the end. Although they wanted to portray that the characters were reminiscing the past, they could have shown the eye-view prospective since the characters were reminiscing what they saw,

not what the audience saw in the screen. The switching of scenes also was not that good.

The cuts are very obvious, as if the producers were too lazy to repeat shooting the lines, so they just trimmed and pasted the two video clips. If that was the case, they could have changed the angle of the camera projection so that the flow would be as smooth as it could be. Many scenes also were just a copycat of the traditional romantic Filipino films. One is the boy-bumps-girl scene where the things of the girl scatter on the floor and the boy helps him out and they develop. Another example is the girl-wants-boy-but-boy-likes-another girl. Although these formula for movies are still effective for some viewers, the fact remains that viewers are already bored of seeing these kind of scenes over and over again. The ending also wasn’t that clear. They only focused on one element and left behind other developments from the plot. The question “What happened to the other half of the story?”

Must Be Love

reigned my mind. Also, the computer generated effect of the fireworks in the end was very obvious. There were several plus points for the movie, though.

The heavy lines brought out by Patchot (Kathryn Bernardo) were somehow better than before. On the other hand, the role of Ivan (Daniel Padilla) was able to lift up the romantic theme in the movie through the punch lines. It is also good that the character of Ivan gives acronym and defines it afterwards, so the audience can relate to. The injection of some comedic lines also was a good idea to change emotions of the audience every now and then. It is also good to think that they did it not forcibly, for it seems to be very in line with the plot. Some of the scenes featuring the sky while the two main characters were having romance also was quite good. The cinematography was undeniably leveled up, although it was present only at few scenes. It could have been improved in many ways. So, I give a score of 4/10.

Must Be… Love (2013)
Must Be… Love (2013)
Original title Must Be... Love
IMDb Rating 7.0 370 votes
TMDb Rating 6.3 9 votes



Kathryn Bernardo isPatchot Espinosa
Patchot Espinosa
Daniel Padilla isIvan Lacson
Ivan Lacson
John Estrada isKing Espinosa
King Espinosa
John Lapus isBaby Martinez
Baby Martinez
Arlene Muhlach isGwen Martinez
Gwen Martinez
Cacai Bautista isDolly (as Kakai Bautista)
Dolly (as Kakai Bautista)

Similar titles

Anakan mo ako (1999)
Katawan (1999)
Nang gabing mamulat si Eba (1992)
Dear Heart (1981)
Siphayo (2016)
Una kang naging akin (1991)
Pare, mahal mo raw ako (2016)
This Time (2016)
My Amanda (2021)
Blood Ransom (2014)
Tayo sa huling buwan ng taon (2019)
Markova: Comfort Gay (2000)