KAPUSO artists Barbie Forteza and Ken Chan’s first big screen outing as a team, the love story-rom-com-drama This Time I’ll Be Sweeter, is touted to be one of this year’s much-anticipated theatrical releases.
Moviegoers and fans alike were all agog over the tandem’s scenes as well as the film’s fine quality when the full trailer of this Joel Lamangan opus first made its way on the different social media platforms.
Barbie and Ken initially caught the televiewers’ fancy when they were paired in the hit GMA Network series, Meant To Be.
Thus was born the Ken-Bie love team, which also gave birth to loyal followers who rejoiced especially when Barbie ended up in Ken’s arms in the series’ finale.
This time, the pair’s avid followers and fans need not wait any longer because the chemistry Barbie and Ken first displayed on television will be felt on the big screen very soon.
Thus Time I’ll Be Sweeter is so much different from the pair’s recently-concluded soap in that the film requires from Barbie and Ken much deeper emotional range without sacrificing moments of kilig, joy and laughter.
In the movie, Erika (Barbie) and Tristan (Ken) are classmates in college. Tristan is considered a campus crush due to his skills in swimming. He and Erika grow close to each other but then the latter is left with a broken heart when they parted ways.
Erika then graduates cum laude and succeeds as a field reporter. Tristan, on the other hand, ends up working for the family-owned airline company.
Their paths cross once more when an incident involving Tristan’s family and Erika’s career come into play. The call of duty prompts Erika to communicate with Tristan for a follow-up on a story she did. That incident brings them closer again with Erika throwing in help so that Tristan may recover from a misfortune.
But, is Erika prepared to get hurt again? Can love be really sweeter the second time around?
Moviegoers will definitely remember Barbie’s “Ang tanga ko! Ang tanga ko!” scene after they have left the theater. Proof enough that she indeed is an actress to reckon with considering her triumph as best supporting actress in the international arena, no less.
Ken himself held his own and delivered such a strong performance, trained as he was as a lead star in his very own series, Destiny Rose, on GMA Network.
Thea Tolentino, meanwhile, co-stars as the “third wheel” to Erika and Tristan’s love story.
This movie serves as Barbie and Thea’s reunion project after working together in the successful GMA afternoon series, The Half Sisters.
Others in the cast are Ara Mina, Rey Abellana, Neil Ryan Sese, Yayo Aguila, Kim Rodriguez, Hiro Peralta, Akihiro Blanco, Jai Agpangan, Kaki Ramirez, and Fiona Young, among others.
Catch Barbie and Ken spread love, tears and romance in theaters nationwide starting Nov. 8.
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