MANILA, Philippines -- "Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?"
The first trailer for the debut flick of Kim Chiu and Xian Lim as a "love team" offers a number of possible answers.
The question, as it is phrased, is the title of the tandem's first movie together, which is based on the humor and "self-help" book by college professor and self-proclaimed "Internet action star" Ramon Bautista.
In the film's first trailer released online Thursday by Star Cinema, Chiu is seen as Sandy, who, after going through a break-up, is left to ponder why she feels unwanted.
Matters turn worse for Sandy when she is laid off by her company, under the leadership of its new bachelor CEO, Alex Prieto (Lim).
Realizing his mistake when employees belatedly put in a good word for Sandy, Alex hires her back, and the two start forming an unlikely friendship.
In a love story about "the ugly duckling in all of us and how we turn into someone worth loving," Alex at one point even offers Sandy a make-over so she will no longer cry over a failed relationship.
Directed by Joyce Bernal, "Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?" also stars Bautista, Kean Cipriano and Tonton Gutierrez.
Produced by ABS-CBN's film production outfit Star Cinema, the movie will hit theaters nationwide on July 31.
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