Star Cinema springs a year-end surprise with “Unexpectedly Yours” screening via TFC@theMovies

 


Philippine superstars Sharon Cuneta and Robin Padilla reunite onscreen after decades; breakthrough love team of Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto complete the transgenerational romance – comedy (romcom) offering

After over two decades since their first team up which has created a cult following of sorts and which has crossed over to real life at some point, the Philippines’ Megastar Sharon Cuneta and pop culture icon Robin Padilla are back together to rekindle their on-screen love affair via the romance comedy “Unexpectedly Yours” screening in key countries worldwide via TFC@theMovies starting this week.

A team up that was not expected initially to draw in the box office receipts, Cuneta and Padilla’s first movie together “Maging Sino Ka Man” in 1991 became a monumental success, spawning two more successful flicks via “Di Na Natuto” in 1993 and “Pagdating ng Panahon” in 2001.

According to the Megastar: “Mas masaya iyong movie na lalabas kasi iba ang raport namin ni Robin… Robin is really my favorite person to work with. He’s like my twin – ganiyan ang tawagan namin.  We are very much alike. My happiest shooting experiences have always been with Robin (The movie is fun because we have a different rapport.  I call him my twin because we have many things in common. My happiest shooting experiences are with him”.

Padilla on the other hand feels that nothing has changed since the first time they worked together: “Sa akin po walang pagbabago, siyempre – iyon pong ako’y tagahanga niya, idol ko siya. Alam niyo po naman, fan naman ako talaga, Kapag nag-eeksena kami, lagi akong natutulala. (Nothing has changed – I am still a fan and she, my idol.  While filming our scenes, I still am left speechless).

This year, Star Cinema works their magic in a transgenerational film which also features the breakout loveteam of Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia.  Garcia and Barretto, more popularly known as JoshLia, join the blockbuster cast, bringing in a different kind of thrill.  This generation’s most promising love team, earning viewers’ attention first via “Vince And Kath And James”, Star Cinema’s official entry at the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival and then secondly via the full-length film, “Love You To The Stars And Back”, about fated romance.


To date their newest hit, “Unexpectedly Yours” has raked in over a hundred million at the Philippine box office for putting together two of the most-loved stars together with this generation’s most exciting love team in a story about two pairs’ lives getting intertwined by a twists of fate.  It has also been graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board.

Under the direction of blockbuster rom-com director Cathy Garcia – Molina, Cuneta plays Patty, a woman pushed to achieve and is almost always in control and critical of things which drives her to seek separation from her emasculated husband after he loses his business.  Years after, she feels she is no longer in control of her life and shuts off even the possibility of finding another love, that is until she sees her high school classmate Robin Padilla (Cocoy).

Cocoy (Padilla) is a man who has been harboring a crush on Patty for the longest time.  Unlike Patty however, he was not really the most popular kid back in school.  But after school, he has been working hard to earn a living for his entire brood, including his nephew Joshua Garcia (Jason). This is the reason why he has not really had the time to find love.


Jason
is like his uncle, a hard-working guy who values his family.  He looks up to Cocoy because he grew up without a father.  Like his uncle, he too is a charmer but is not really a winner in the love department.  In fact, he pines for Yanni, Patty’s daughter but to no avail, following her on social media and leaving comments which Patty shields for reason.

Yanni, played by Barretto is a young woman defiant of her mother’s overbearing stance and huge expectations and the way her parents’ marriage turned out.  Instead of acting according to the mold, she breaks free and gets involved in various side jobs.  She also develops a twisted view of love and takes to social media where she is very active and gets the attention of Jason.


Set apart by different backgrounds, insecurities, and fears on love, they are thrown together by fate and hope for a new, inspiring love develops.

Written by Kiko Abrillo and Vanessa Valdez; and with a screenplay written by Anna Karenina Ramos and Janica Mae RegaloUnexpectedly Yours is a transgenerational romantic-comedy that shows that love knows no age because in love, we are all the same.

Unexpectedly Yours, the third movie by director Garcia-Molina this year, also marks another milestone in Molina’s stellar body of work, as this is the very first time that she is working  with the Philippines’ iconic love team and the fastest-rising tandem.

Witness as Cuneta and Padilla together with Garcia and Barretto revive old feelings and bring in the thrills via “Unexpectedly Yours, screening in the following countries via TFC@theMovies: December 7 in the Middle East, Papua New Guinea, and Brunei; December 8 in the U.S., Canada and Saipan; December 10 in Austria, Spain, Italy, Malta, and Greece; December 14 in Australia and New Zealand; December 17 in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
; and December 30 in UK

For more cinema updates, visit tfc-usa.com/unexpectedlyyours and tfc-ca.com/unexpectedlyyours, emea.kapamilya.com or the applicable TFC facebook page in your area. You can also follow KapamilyaGlobalPR and KapamilyaTFC at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. (with additional reports from abs-cbn.com and push.com)

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Megastar Sharon Cuneta at idolo ng masa Robin Padilla muling magsasama; JoshLia balik-tambalan sa surprise 4th quarter offering ng Star Cinema na mapapanood via TFC@theMovies
Sharon Cuneta & Robin Padilla at Joshua Garcia & Julia Barretto, doble-kilig ang hatid sa “Unexpectedly Yours”

Isa sa di inaakala ngunit matinding kinakiligan noong 1990s, muling magbabalik-tambalan ang Philippine Megastar na si Sharon Cuneta at Idol of the Masses na si Robin Padilla sa sorpresang handog ng Star Cinema bago magsimula ang Metro Manila film festival season – “Unexpectedly Yours”.

Matapos ang higit sa isang dekada, muling magsasama ang iconic Filipino stars sa isang milestone offering kung saan makakasama nila ang breakthrough love team nina Julia Barretto at Joshua Garcia (JoshLia); sumailalim pa sa direksiyon ni Cathy Garcia Molina; at ganito kaaga ay gumagawa na ng kasaysayan dahil nakatala na ito ng higit sa 100 milyon sa Philippine box office ilang araw pa lamang itong pinapalabas.

Sa pelikula sa ilalim ng panulat nina Kiko Abrillo at Vanessa Valdez; at may screenplay nina Anna Karenina Ramos at Janica Mae Regalo, ang “Unexpectedly Yours” ay tungkol sa apat na indibidwal na iba-iba ang pananaw sa buhay at sa pag-ibig dahil sa kanilang mga naranasan.

Si Patty (Cuneta) ay isang overachiever na babae dahil sa mataas na expectations ng ina noong siya ay mas bata-bata pa. Nadala niya ang ugaling ito maski na sa pamilya kung kaya’t nakipaghiwalay noon sa asawang nawalan ng amor sa buhay at maski sa anak na inaasahan din niyang maging tulad niya. Ngunit unti-unti ay nararamdaman ni Patty na tila wala na rin siyang control sa buhay niya at pati sa pangangatawan at higit pa, sa second chances at love.

Papasok namang muli sa kaniyang buhay si Cocoy (Padilla), isang seaman na matagal na palang may gusto kay Patty.  Hindi man siya kasing sikat noon ni Patty ay masigasig naman nitong naitaguyod ang pamilya, kabilang ang pamangkin na si Jason (Garcia) kaya naman hindi na ito nakapag-asawa.  Walang itong panahon sa love hanggang makitang muli ang unang pag-ibig.

Ang pamangkin na si Jason naman ay may kaparehong karanasan sa buhay at pag-ibig – masipag man siya at may hitsura mang naturingan pero hirap na makamit ang mga nililigawan.  Kabilang dito si Yanna, ang anak ni Patty na kaniyang sinusundan sa social media.

Aminadong overachiever ang ina na minsa’y overbearing na, bukod pa sa di matagumpay ang samahan ng magulang, naging dahilan ito ni Yanni (Barretto) na tila mag-rebelde.
Magkakaiba ang mga pinanghuhugutan, pare-
pareho naman nilang mapagiisipang love deserves a second chance.

Nostalgic romance at kilig feels ang hatid nina Cuneta at Padilla at nina Garcia at Barretto sa “Unexpectedly Yours, na mapapanood via TFC@theMovies sa December 7 sa Papua New Guinea, Brunei at Middle East; December 8 sa US, Canada at Saipan; December 10 sa Austria, Spain, Italy, Malta at Greece; December 14 sa Australia at New Zealand; December 17 sa Taiwan, Hong Kong, at Singapore; at  December 30 sa United Kingdom.

Para sa cinema updates, bisitahin ang tfc-usa.com/unexpectedlyyours at tfc-ca.com/unexpectedlyyours, emea.kapamilya.com o ang applicable TFC facebook page sa inyong lugar.  Maari ring i-follow ang KapamilyaGlobalPR at KapamilyaTFC sa Facebook, Instagram at Twitter.

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