Star Cinema‘s Valentine offering, “Unofficially Yours,” starring John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin is now a mega-hit after gross revenues have topped P100 million in just over a week.
It is possible to hit the P200-million mark which will overtakes last year’s hit, “No Other Woman,” as the second-highest grossing local movie of all time.
“‘Unofficially Yours’ is successful because of the chemistry between John Lloyd and Angel, and their dedicated acting,” Baby Gil writing for The Philippine Star. Their characterizations are sharp, their dialogue smart and modern befitting reporters working in a news office, but at home reverting to traditional manners of the oldies.”
“While others might say that this has a been-there-done-that feel with the friends with benefits topic, what I like about the film is that it stayed true to its intentions. It featured the highs and lows of that scenario, and it never attempted to feel that it’s above or beyond that. It also contained probably the best balance of comedy, romance, and drama in a long time,” Blogger Nicole Latayan said.
Clickthecity.com also praised the film’s stars. “The film is mostly charming. Much of the credit goes to the two leads, who share great chemistry. John Lloyd Cruz carries the movie with puppy dog eyes and a relaxed performance that gives the character a shade of realism. Angel Locsin looks quite comfortable in her role as well, making the character’s vulnerabilities visible through the artifice of toughness.”