Monday, May 8, 2017

Jodi-Xian-Joseph explores a refreshing team-up in Dear Other Self

With all the presscons and events that I'm attending, it will be easy for me to just forget what transpired during the event. What I willl remember the most are those where we had meaningful conversations with the showbiz personalities beyond the album or TV show or movie they are promoting. One of those that I will consider a memorable one was the recent bloggers conference for Star Cinema's Dear Other Self movie.

(You have to check out the videos and witness how eloquent the stars of the film.)

Jodi Sta. Maria returns to the big screen as she stars opposite Xian Lim and Joseph Marco in Star Cinema's upcoming film "Dear Other Self." 

Directed by Veronica Velasco, whose most recent notable credit is ABS-CBN's top-rating afternoon dramatic series Pure Love, and with a script that she co-wrote with Jinky Laurel, Dear Other Self marks the much awaited comeback of Velasco's and Laurel's highly impressive writing tandem since Star Cinema distributed Tuhog in 2013, which Velasco also directed under Skylight Films.

Dear Other Self is centered on Becky (Sta. Maria) who is torn between living a predictable life of responsibility and embarking on a carefree journey of fun and adventure. Unbeknownst to Becky is the possibility that her life could follow different paths depending on how she would respond to a day filled with a series of unfortunate events.

This cutting-edge film aims to present the narrative on the life of Becky that explores her varying responses to different events that may lead to different experiences, relationships, and the proverbial "what ifs."

In the process, Becky encounters her love interests who are two polar opposite characters - Henry (Lim) and Cris (Marco). Henry is adventurous and lives for the moment while Chris is a dependable boy next door. Ultimately, Becky is faced with the decision of choosing between her personal happiness and the happiness of the people around her.

It should be noted that Dear Other Self is the very first film collaboration of Jodi, who is celebrated as a multi-faceted and versatile actress, with Xian and Joseph. Dear Other Self is also Jodi's big comeback in the silver screen as The Achy Breaky Hearts - her last blockbuster movie - was shown in mainstream cinemas almost a year ago.

The brilliant and new combination of Jodi, Xian and Joseph is surely a refreshing element that will certainly thrill and enthrall moviegoers especially with the very interesting premise of the movie that presents multiple versions of reality as navigated by the different decisions of its main character, Becky.

Dear Other Self is a very relatable and light-hearted material that highlights the impressive acting prowess of its lead cast. Another exciting aspect of the movie is the fact that it is partially shot against the picturesque backdrop of  Thailand.

 Dear Other Self hits cinemas nationwide starting May 17.

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