Northern Lights: A Journey to Love-PG/ Carrie Pilby-R13 (Both released in 2017)
Piolo Pascual- Charlie Sr.
Raikko Mateo- Charlie Jr.
Introducing Yen Santos in her first starring role in a full film feature as Angel
Also starring in Northern Lights: A Journey To Love are Tirso Cruz III(CSr's Dad/CJr's Lolo), Joel Torre(Angel's dad), Sandy Andolong(CSr's Mom/CJr's Lola), Maricar Reyes(Joyce, CJr's mom), Glydel Mercado(Leah, Angel's mom), Jerald Napoles("Twinnie", CSr's best bud), Anna Vicente(Sarah, Angel's baby sis), K Brosas(CSr's friend), and David Chua(Joyce's ex-husband).
Side story(optional reading):
These past few months I have watched several TV shows, movies, concerts, plays et cetera, but I did not write about them. Some made an impact, but left me speechless, others did not even leave an imprint in my heart, but thankfully, these two movies I watched today gave me different emotions, but in general, they gave me light feelings towards the end.
Northern Lights: A Journey To Love is a beautifully acted film. Those of us who have watched young Raikko Mateo as Honesto would be pleased that the already talented young boy he was then has even honed his craft. With the roller coaster of emotions Charlie Jr. has undergone, it is amazing that young Mr. Mateo was able to deliver his lines well and he acted like he was indeed Charlie Jr.
A lesson I was reminded of is that when you think you have heard EVERYthing, before you get mad, investigate further because you might've heard something or things out of context. What am I talking about? Watch the movie to understand.
Yen Santos became one of those on top of my list when she starred in ALL OF ME. In this movie she proves that she could also be a lead star in a full length feature film.
Piolo Pascual is one of the producers of this film so he could have hogged or dominated the scenes to make his star shine the brightest, but I must say Yen and Raikko had equal exposures. This movie is about their characters and the people around them(their friends and family).
I reiterate, this film is well-acted by everyone involved in it and I must say, it's world class.