|"It Takes a Man and a Woman" lead stars John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo
MANILA – Doing away with the usual “kilig” that viewers feel in romantic-comedy movies, director Cathy Garcia Molina took the thrill a notch higher in the third and final installment of the Sarah Geronimo-John Lloyd Cruz film partnership.
No wonder "It Takes A Man And A Woman" has been given a grade of "A" -- the highest rating -- by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB).
"Iba na 'yung level ng kilig ng part 3. It's not about the same girl who’s giggling over her crush. Sa part 3, we’ve taken it a notch higher na hindi lang basta kilig," Garcia Molina said.
"Dito, natuto na sila Laida (Geronimo) and Miggy (Cruz) kung paano magmahal. Kaya 'yung kilig dito, hindi na nanggagaling sa pa-cute. Mas kikiligin ka kasi alam mong mahal na nila yung isa't isa in the true sense of love," she added.
The box office director said the story gives justice to the movie’s theme song, which is about a grown up man and woman falling in love.
“Kasi from a girl and a boy, Laida and Miggy have transformed into a man and a woman. It really takes a man and a woman to love kasi love takes more than just the kilig. Kasama sa pagmamahal 'yung pinagdadaanang problema at 'yung capability mo to forgive," she explained.
Molina further shared that apart from Laida and Miggy, she’s happy to have witnessed how Geronimo and Cruz themselves have matured as individuals.
"Dati kulitan lang nang kulitan at talagang medyo petty ang mga pinagkikwentuhan nila, anything that would make them laugh. Ngayon, meron ng sense ang pinag-uusapan na nila--may about love, how to love a person, how to keep a relationship," she said.
Co-produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films, "It Takes A Man And A Woman" opens in theaters nationwide on Saturday, March 30.