After the success of their 2007 movie One More Chance, John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo are back together in the big screen, this time with Star Cinema’s post-Valentine movie offering “Miss You Like Crazy“!
Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina and opens in Philippine theaters on February 24, 2010!
Watch the “Miss You Like Crazy” Movie Trailer below.
The Romantic Masterpiece of 2010: Miss You Like Crazy
All’s set for the biggest romantic reunion of the year. On February 24, 2010, blockbuster on-screen love tandem Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz are guaranteed to make their thousands of fans fall in love again in Star Cinema’s post-Valentine offering, Miss You Like Crazy.
The film’s lead couple just recently wrapped their shoot in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The famous Asian city served as a beautiful backdrop to most of the movie’s romantic highlights, with the famous Petronas Tower playing a significant role in the story as an idyllic symbol to the star-crossed lovers’ quest for a similar picture of happiness in companionship and love.
In Malaysia, John Lloyd and Bea was able to truly appreciate the beauty of the prominent landmark by seeing it at its best angle from the Titiwangsa Park. But John Lloyd believes that finding the right person at the right moment could be just as perfect at any given place. “Pag tamang lugar at pagkakataon para sa inyong dalawa, tingin ko kahit nasaang parte ka pa ng mundo naroron, kahit ano’ng klaseng lugar pa yan, gaganda.”
Malaysia also proved more beautiful for John Lloyd and Bea because of the warm welcome given to them by the people they met there. In fact, the couple has a solid fan base in the country. “Magugulat ka kasi marunong silang mag-Tagalog,” raves the young actor. “Kapapanood daw nila ng mga tele-serye natin. Very affectionate sila.”
Malaysian LaBers, or Lloydie and Bea lovers, have actually prepared streamers to welcome the couple in their country. Zana, from Pajang, first saw the couple in the film, It Might Be You. She had since followed their television series Ikaw Ang Lahat sa Akin and Kay Tagal Kitang Hinintay. Piza, from Kuala Lumpur, became a fan because of the love team’s good chemistry and acting abilities.
Another Malaysian LaBer, Rizi, is genuinely excited to learn about their idols reunion on the big screen. “But obviously, we don’t think it will come out here in Malaysia,” she states, clearly disappointed. She just hopes that LaBers in the Philippines would give their idols the support they won’t be able to provide John Lloyd and Bea for this new film.
Even Miss You Like Crazy’s director, Cathy Garcia-Molina, was surprised to discover how popular his lead stars are in Malaysia. “We were surprised when we got to the Kuala Lumpur airport, may banner ang Miss You Like Crazy! Natuwa kami kasi may suot na tudong, mga Malaysians ang fans nila JL at Bea! We’re so happy kasi sa Malaysia hindi uso ang tinitilian ang mga artista. Sina John Lloyd at Bea natin, natilian sa Malaysia.”
According to Direk Cathy, even Hans Isaac, a famous Malaysian actor who is also part of the Star Cinema film got screams from local fans. However, she says, Filipino movie goers should really look out for the actor’s portrayal of the character of Amir in the movie. “Magaling siya,” says Direk Cathy, “Very natural.”
Filming in Malaysia posed a big hurdle for the film’s director. “Sanay tayo sa Pilipinas na medyo spoiled. Maraming ilaw, maraming tao, marami kang staff, may crew.” In Malaysia, she said they had to contend with a skeletal film crew. “From 40 people, we were down to 12. Three roles rolled into one. Thankfully,” she said, her staff remained supportive and never complained. “Kahit konti lang tulog namin, okay lang kasi mahal namin ang pelikulang ito.” The director is also confident that the fans of John Lloyd and Bea will love her movie just as much, promising them a whole new level of drama in their idols portrayal of Allan and Mia in the film.
Miss You Like Crazy is also the first movie of rising Star magic talent Maricar Reyes. Eric Santos sings the movie’s theme song, which became an international hit in the 90s.
Line opens in theaters nationwide on February 24, 2010.
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Miss You Like Crazy behind the scene photos (Malaysia)