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Close to You (2006)

Marian (Bea Alonzo) and Manuel (John Lloyd Cruz) have been best friends since childhood. Manuel wants to profess his deeper feelings for Marian, but it looks like she is in love with Lance ... See full summary »

Writers:

Mel Mendoza-Del Rosario (story), John Paul Abellera (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Lloyd Cruz ... Nuel / Palits
Bea Alonzo ... Marian / Bru
Sam Milby ... Lance
Melanie Marquez ... Nanay
Boboy Garovillo ... Tatay
Tetchie Agbayani ... Lance's Mother
Nova Villa ... Lola Dading
Carine Cabebe Carine Cabebe ... Abby
Reyson Yap Reyson Yap ... Raffy
Kakai Bautista ... Inday (as Cacai Bautista)
Joanne Quintas Joanne Quintas ... Cathy
Chris Cayzer ... Bandmate
Geoff Pascual Geoff Pascual ... Bandmate
Mark Lawrence Chua Mark Lawrence Chua ... Bandmate
Dave Harvey Bencito Dave Harvey Bencito ... Bandmate
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Storyline

Marian (Bea Alonzo) and Manuel (John Lloyd Cruz) have been best friends since childhood. Manuel wants to profess his deeper feelings for Marian, but it looks like she is in love with Lance (Sam Milby), a famous musician. Manny is disheartened but, hindered by their long friendship, he cannot express his true feelings. "Close to You" is a Filipino romantic comedy film from Star Cinema.

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Are you willing to lose the love for the friendship? Or are you willing to lose the friendship for love?

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Trivia

First movie of Carine Cabebe and 'Reyson yap'. This is part of the first prize winning in the TV reality show, Closer To Fame. See more »

Soundtracks

Close To You
Words and Lyrics by Marie Angeli Bautista (JWT) and Griffey De Guzman (JWT)
Composed and Arranged by Mike Villegas
Performed by Sam Milby
Song Administered and Published by Unilever Philippines
Used with permission of Masscom, Inc.
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Yahoo! Excellent Philippine Love Story Film!
30 April 2006 | by conradz58See all my reviews

Brilliant! What an excellent phillipine love story ever! It's one of the philippine's best love films ever to be made on Star Cinema.

I'd say about those 3 main characters like John Lloyd, Bea, and Sam - I'd say their act was very outstanding - Seriously! Sam Milby is his first movie ever and his first act on philippine movies was AMAZING, and during this film when he sings, his got a talent there. Also John and Bea, their acting on this film was FANTASTIC, on this film, how drama occur about John's character not telling the girl (as Bea's character) that he loves her, the dramatic scenes:their emotions, feelings and all that - Was so heartwarming that makes some people into tears. They didn't even make a fake cry like putting water in their eyes, its was not fake, it was true. Some other philippine love movies would have fake crying in it but the act is like much more realistic that will make people cry sometimes.

Anyway, this film is an excellent love story which people would enjoy watching it. This is the only love story in the Philippines that has better scenes, better acting, and better scripts than any other films that you would watch.

There are no problems about this film, not too dramatic, not too painful, its perfect. I'd rate this film a 10 out of 10.

Excellent job, very well done.


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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

15 February 2006 (Philippines) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bohol, Philippines See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,612, 19 February 2006

Gross USA:

$52,654

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,654
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