MANILA, Philippines -- The Black Saturday opening of the final installment in the series of films starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo had moviegoers enduring long lines to watch the romantic-comedy flick.
On Saturday, netizens took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share photos of the "OA" (over-acting) queue for "It Takes a Man and a Woman" at ticket booths in Metro Manila cinemas.
In the Cathy Garcia-Molina-directed film, Miggy (Cruz) and Laida (Geronimo) try co-exist in the same company after breaking up over a character portrayed by actress Isabelle Daza.
Now with more experience and a "fiercer" attitude after spending years in the United States, the returning Laida even challenges Miggy, her former employer, in his business decisions.
The set-up later proves challenging for the former couple to withstand, making it difficult for them to finally come up with a "happy ending."
On Twitter, netizens who saw the film on opening day also expressed their reactions to the "kilig" and dramatic scenes in the Star Cinema and Viva Films co-production.
Some said they cried, a number said they laughed more, while others felt it was a "bipolar" experience, having laughed and cried at intervals throughout the film.
Given an "A" rating by the Cinema Evaluation Board, the film is expected to replicate the success of its predecessors "A Very Special Love" and "You Changed My Life," which are among the top 10 highest grossing local films of all time.