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Posted by : Pinoy Screen and Stage Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Text by Mark Anthony Cabrera
Photos by Star Cinema PR

KILIG- that’s one word to describe Star Cinema’s latest offering for MMFF2016.While love is the main theme of the movie, it never failed to highlight the fact that there’s no such thing as a perfect family. Every family has its flaws.Julia Barretto plays Kath, a tomboyish girl who joins pageants to help out with the needs of the family after her dad abandoned them for a while. Joshua Garcia plays Vince, your typical hopeless romantic who cannot admit his feelings for Kath. And then there was James, top billed by Ronnie Alonte- the varsity player who always gets what he wants. They got entangled into a love triangle but who’s love would prevail? A series of text messages made Kath wonder. Who has been this secret admirer all along? The rest of the story is for the rest of you to watch.

Apart from some inconsistencies ( how can you ever visualize a talyer that’s clean like that in a film? ) the movie is enjoyable, VKJ is lovable, relatable- it thrives on a very simple story line and still being effective at it.The entire cast was able to make you laugh , cry and bring out all the kilig in you. It makes you believe that no matter how hard it is to find love, we must never lose the hope in knowing…that maybe…just maybe, the one we’re looking for has always been there all along- we just fail to notice because we are blindsided by other people.

You just got to love Julia Barretto in this film- she’s so beautiful even when she cries. I’m glad they put Joshua Garcia in this too- the guy can act. He’s a natural. If you’re looking for something light yet lovely, VINCE , KATH and James is definitely one worth watching.

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