Crazy Beautiful YOU (2015)

Sometimes, though we don't expect to find love, it's the one that finds us. In "Crazy Beautiful You," we are introduced to Jackie (Kathryn Bernardo), whose rebellious spirit forces her mother (Lorna Tolentino) to take her in a medical mission in Tarlac in hopes that she'd turn for the better. There, Jackie meets a jolly lad named Kiko (Daniel Padilla), who will make sure she gets all her tasks done. In the middle of his mission, he and Jackie will discover something crazy... and beautiful. Directed by Mae Cruz-Alviar ("She's the One," "Bride for Rent," "Past Tense"), "Crazy Beautiful You" also stars Gabby Concepcion and Iñigo Pascual.--- Words from Star Cinema

CRAZY BEAUTIFUL YOU is a team effort because EVERYONE did great(from the story, direction, acting...everything), yes, but I am glad to report to you, my readers, that in my opinion, this is the best KathNiel far.

The crater lake found in Mount Pinatubo is glorious and the shots were beautiful.  A very, very beautiful disaster

Kathryn Bernardo has gone a long, long way from being Maya in Super Inggo with her famous line, "Mga difficult kasi kayo!"(just click the link to see what I mean) .  I think she started acting a couple of years before that, but that was where I saw her first.  As she grew older, she, like her best friend Julia Montes, has honed her craft.  I think she even worked out a lot and studied Capoeira, a Portuguese dance/martial arts, to prepare for this role.  No, I did not check it out, but judging from her graceful, but fierce moves, and her TV ad for a popular sanitary napkin brand, it is safe to surmise that she did.

Here, as Jackie, she is almost perfect.  I say almost because she kept fixing her hair.  It's just so distracting.  Why did she have to do that? Well, that's just very, very minimal because, for me, she internalized her role well.  Oh, another thing, she's supposed to be a KFC endorser, but she didn't finish her food.  It's a good thing that DJ had some presence of mind and just put her left over in the fridge. OK, she probably ate a piece too much already.  Anyways, besides her great and almost flawless acting, she is also super gorgeous here.  The title role suits her to a T(maybe except for the crazy part). 

Daniel Padilla was awesome as Kiko.  Just as I was amazed with him in She's Dating the Gangster, I am very impressed here.  He truly is a thespian.  I also think that his singing is also improving little by little.

Gabby Concepcion is really so handsome and his eyes are so expressive.  He could have done better if he had a bigger role, but hey, he's still an asset here.

Iñigo Pascual is more than his father's son.  He is a natural.  He should be given meatier roles in the future. :-)  

I also noticed Cacai Bautista, Kiray Celis, Neil Coleta, Thou Reyes, Menggie Cobbarubias, The Taruk Community Families, Dante Ponce, Hyubs Azarcon, Bryan Santos(What's with the hair? He's still handsome anyways), JM Ibañez, Cheska Iñigo, Andrea Brillantes and Tippy Dos Santos.  Of course, every role is important.  The two cute orphans were brilliant too.  I'm just sorry because I forgot their names/roles.  I also forgot the name of Cacai's role.

Inah Estrada and Loisa Andalio's cameos were relevant, but I hope they were given bigger roles.  I was waiting for them to join the outreach/mission or something.  When they did not reappear, I blurted, "That's it?"  

Assunta de Rossi is a good actress, so I hope she could get another great role like the one in BEAUTY IN A BOTTLE because her role here is definitely not, but she still did good anyways.  She plays Kiko's mother here(all her children have different fathers) and I was really touched by the scene where Kiko needed a mother and she hugged him.

I am guessing that she was probably around 14 years old when she had Kiko, judging on her appearance.  

Even if this is not perfect, this very crazy, beautiful movie is worth watching again and again and again.  Yes.  It's so worth the money!

Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
Interpreted by Daniel Padilla featuring Morissette
Words & Music by Albert Hammond and Diane Warren
Music Production by Jonathan Manalo

    Kudos to the cast and crew!  I reiterate.  In MY opinion, you ALL did great!  

Directed byMae Czarina Cruz-Alviar
Produced byJohn Leo D. Garcia
Carmi Raymundo
Malou N. Santos
Charo Santos-Concio
Written byRory B. Quintos
Screenplay byBianca B. Bernardino
Maan Dimaculangan
Jancy E. Nicolas
Carmi Raymundo
StarringKathryn Bernardo
Daniel Padilla
Music byJesse Lucas
CinematographyMoises Lee
Dan Villegas
Edited byMarya Ignacio
Distributed byStar Cinema
Release dates
February 25, 2015

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