She’s Dating the Gangster tells the heart-wrenching tale of 17-year-old Athena Dizon and campus bad boy Kenji de los Reyes, two teenagers who begin a pretend relationship that ultimately transforms into something deeper.
Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Daniel Padilla Daniel Padilla … Kenji / Kenneth Kathryn Bernardo Kathryn Bernardo … Athena / Kelay Richard Gomez Richard Gomez … Present Kenji Dawn Zulueta Dawn Zulueta … Present Athena Sofia Andres Sofia Andres … Abigail Khalil Ramos Khalil Ramos … Lucas Ian Veneracion Ian Veneracion … Present Lucas Pamu Pamorada Pamu Pamorada … Sara James Alexander Diaz McDermott James Alexander Diaz McDermott … Jigs (as Alexander Diaz) Alyana Asistio Alyana Asistio … Grace (as Yana Asistio) Igi Boy Flores Igi Boy Flores … Kirby (as Igiboy Flores) Marco Gumabao Marco Gumabao … Stephen John Uy John Uy …
Mickey Eslove Briones Eslove Briones … Sara’s Date Joe Vargas Joe Vargas … Gang Leader See full cast production, box office, & company info Edit Storyline It all started when 17-year-old Athena Dizon unwittingly plays a trick on resident heartthrob and bad boy, Kenji de los Reyes. All of a sudden, she finds herself pretending-unwillingly at that-to be his girlfriend to make his ex jealous. Now, not only does she have to deal with dirty looks from the girls in school who want Kenji for themselves, but her supposed boyfriend is getting on her nerves. He’s hotheaded, never seems to agree with her on anything-and everything about him screams gangster. Written by Anonymous Plot Summary | Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: gangster
Genres: Comedy | Drama | Romance Certificate: TV-PG | See all certifications » Parents Guide: View content advisory » Edit Details Country: Philippines Language: Filipino | English | Tagalog Release Date: 25 July 2014 (USA) See more » Also Known As: Она встречается с гангстером See more » Filming Locations: Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines See more » Edit Box Office Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $5,837,612 See more on IMDbPro » Company Credits Production Co: ABS-CBN Film Productions, Star Cinema See more » Show more on IMDbPro » Technical Specs Runtime: 105 min Color: Color See full technical specs » Edit Did You Know? Trivia Liza Soberano was considered for an unknown role. See more » Soundtracks Till I Met You Music and Lyrics by Odette Quesada Administered by: House of Tunes Music Publishing Performed by Angeline Quinto
Frequently Asked Questions This FAQ is empty. Add the first question. User Reviews Not what i expected 6 June 2019 | by greenfairychild – See all my reviews At first i thought this would just be a fun and fluffy rom-com from the description on Netflix. Boy was I wrong. This movie was heavy on the drama and the way the past and present intertwined was absolutely fantastic. Over all it was a beautiful movie and definitely worth the watch.
On the way to Legazpi, Kelay, Athena’s niece, tells the tale of young Athena and Kenji which dates back to 1979, a “gangster” whom everyone was afraid of. He is broken hearted over Athena Abigail Tizon. Wanting to get back together with her, he mistakenly sends his messages of despair to Athena Dizon’s pager. Athena, not knowing who the messages are from, agrees to meet up with the sender. On a pool hall, Athena and her friend Sarah are keen on playing pool. Kenji arrives and demands that they transfer to another pool table. Athena fights back but Kenji wins and claims his spot. An angry Athena then watches Kenji being bullied by, yet refusing to fight back to,
a rival group of gangsters. They tease him that “Bee” would not show up. Hearing this, Athena realizes that the messages were sent by Kenji. She watches with pity as Kenji gets mugged. He finds out about his messages for Abi and confronts Athena. To her surprise, he kisses her forcefully and tells her that from then on, she will be his girlfriend as she owes Kenji for causing him to get mugged. Athena has to pretend to be his girlfriend in order to get Abi jealous. At first, Athena refuses and Kenji bullies her. Athena eventually gives in when Kenji attempts to commit suicide by jumping from the school’s rooftop if she does not accept. The next day at school,
Athena is treated like a princess with Kenji providing her bodyguards. Jealous, some girls at the school start bullying her. Kenji confronts them and says that no one hurts his girlfriend. Their pretend relationship eventually becomes real and the two confess their love for each other. Kenji takes Athena Dizon to Legazpi to see the Mayon Volcano and promises that someday they will get married in that place with the volcano as their witness. When they come back to Manila, however, Kenji begins to absent himself from class. Athena then gets an invite from young Lucas to go see Kenji who is in the hospital. Worried, Athena hurries and finds Abi lying in the hospital bed. Abi has stage three gastric cancer and was the reason why she broke up with Kenji. Wanting Abi to be happy and live longer, Athena breaks up with him. Kenji and Abi get married and Abi gives birth to Kenneth.
Back then 20 years later while searching for Kenji in Legazpi, Kenneth receives a call from present day Lucas and he helps in looking for Kenji. On their way, Kelay receives a call from her family informing her of Athena’s health condition and that she is dying. Kelay and Kenneth part ways with Kenneth promising that Athena and Kenji would meet once he finds him. Kenneth finds the hospital where Kenji is confined and reads his letter to him. In the letter, Kenji tells him that he was on his way to Legazpi to
say goodbye to his memories with Athena and apologizes for making Kenneth feel that way. When Kenji wakes up, the two hug and reconcile. When Kenji is well, Kenneth takes him to Athena’s house. Athena tells Kenji about her disease for the first time and tells him that his love kept her alive through those years. She says she is happy for Kenji and dies in his arms. Kelay wakes up to a phone call telling her that a flight has gone missing again and Kenneth was on that flight. When she goes to look for him she makes a scene again, telling the media her ‘boyfriend’ is missing. Kenneth witnesses Kelay and it’s revealed that it was actually Kenji who called her. Kenneth asks Kelay if they can have a great love story like his dad and Kelay’s aunt had and almost kiss as the screen cuts to black.