JUST ONE SUMMER is a Mac Alejandre teen film starring Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona. The movie was released last August 15 and it’s still showing in major theaters nationwide here in the Philippines.
I was invited to the special fans screening last Wednesday (August 15) at the Cinema 1 of Gateway Cineplex 10 in Cubao.
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It’s a family-oriented teen drama movie with a hint of mild comedy and a lot of sweet moments between one of the most successful love team-up in the Philippine entertainment industry today. This movie team-up was inevitable but it was a dream come true to thousands of JuliELmo fans. I am not really a drama and love story movie type of person but I must admit that this movie made my eyes swell with tears a few times – and maybe that’s the reason why I don’t watch this type of movies because I get affected easily with emotional scenes “masyadong mababaw ang luha.’ I am such a cry baby hehe
The movie is not to be taken seriously by film critics – and should be seen as a film that reaches out to all the fans of the JuliElmo love team. However, it does have some really interesting plot make-up. The story was ordinary and not original but the re-telling is done with care and with a complete understanding of what the fans would want to see. How on earth can I tell this? Well, if in SONA you count the number of claps made by distinguish guests… in movies you count the number of times the crowd cheered and screamed. And basing it on how numb my ears went after the movie, well… it was a successful film.
After the movie, fans were delighted when Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona appeared to express their gratitude to all the organizers and those who came to watch the first day special screening at the Gateway Cineplex 10. They also raffled out some prizes to lucky movie-goers and performed a stanza from a Francis M original song.
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