I had forgotten I wrote this.
While most love teams bank on sheer “kilig” and romance for fame, few can rightfully back up and anchor their popularity with talent. JoshLia, the tandem of PBB alum Joshua Garcia and showbiz royalty Julia Barretto, is one of them. While it does help that both are good looking, their latest film, Love You to the Stars Back, presents to the kilig-hungry Filipino public two young actors who are exceptionally committed to their craft and to the story they are telling, more so than just playing pabebe.
And what a story it is.
Written and directed by Antonette Jadaone (That Thing Called Tadhana, and English Only, Please), Love You to the Stars and Back is a film that tackles pain, death, suicide, loss, and love, all packaged as a road trip romantic comedy. Many of today’s romcoms are…
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