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An Honest Review Of 'Finally Found Someone' By An AshLloyd Fan

The #AshLloyd magic is definitely still there!
PHOTO: Finally Found Someone/Star Cinema

The Long Plot, Sans Spoilers

Aprilyn (Sarah Geronimo) is a pre-school teacher who is about to fulfill her dream of getting married. But on her wedding day, she gets ditched by her groom, Randy (Enchong Dee), who is the son of a mayor. She becomes a trending topic known as the #ChosBride when videos of her desperately looking for her groom goes viral.

The mayor, who is grooming his son to become a politician himself, gets worried about bad publicity and hires PR strategist, Raffy Sandoval (John Lloyd Cruz), to clean up the mess and get Aprilyn back together with Randy.

The Short, Honest Plot

Finally Found Someone is a movie about how true love can sneak up on you when you least expect it.

The Main Actors And Where You Last Saw Them

John Lloyd Cruz as Raffy

The multi-awarded actor was last seen in the 2016 Lav Diaz film Ang Babaeng Humayo and on the first week of hit teleserye La Luna Sangre where he reprised his Imortal character, Mateo.

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Sarah Geronimo as Aprilyn

The singer-actress was last seen in the 2015 musical romantic drama The Breakup Playlist with Piolo Pascual, and on TV as coach for The Voice Teens and a regular performer on ASAP.

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Christian Bables as Noah

This promising showbiz newbie who just won Best Supporting Actor in the Gawad Urian Awards this past weekend was last seen as the unforgettable Barbs in the award-winning film Die Beautiful.

Enchong Dee as Randy

This actor is a regular on the teleserye A Love To Last and was last seen in the 2016 movie Mano Po 7: Chinoy.

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Did You Know?

1. The movie's original working title was Dear Future Husband before it was changed to Finally Found Someone.

2. This is Sarah and John Lloyd's reunion project and fourth film together after playing Laida and Miggy in the three-part film series of A Very Special Love, You Changed My Life, and It Takes A Man And A Woman.

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3. Theodore Boborol, who directed this movie, is also responsible for the 2016 MMFF hit Vince & Kath & James with Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia, and Ronnie Alonte, and the 2015 LizQuen starrer, Just The Way Your Are.

4. The movie hit cinemas on July 26 and raked in an impressive P20 million on its first day!

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What I Think:

I'm a big fan of the #AshLloyd team-up and was so excited to see them back together on the big screen.

The magic is definitely still there! There is no shortage of kilig moments in this film and the chemistry is so good that you almost wish they would end up together in real life. (Sorry, Matteo!)

John Lloyd was his usual charming and brilliant self as Raffy. If only to see him back in his rom-com element and watch him kembot the lungkot, you need to see this movie.

As for Sarah, we've always known her to be a competent actress especially in the rom-com genre, but it's a noticeably more mature version of her that you will see here. In one particular scene, she pours out such heartfelt emotions, it's hard not to get moved.

A special mention goes to some of the stand-out support cast namely Tetchie Agbayani and Alwyn Uytingco who play John Lloyd's mom and brother respectively. One special part of the movie will bring the family together and I recommend bringing tissue just to be on the safe side.

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The plot was quite interesting, too. However, I wish the story were more cohesive. I felt like there were some scenes that could have been added to make the narrative a stronger, more solid one.

But overall, I thought Finally Found Someone was funny, touching at times, and a must-see for fans of the John Lloyd-Sarah tandem.

What my friend thinks:

This movie is relatable to millennials like me because it tackles themes that are especially relevant—like prioritizing career over love, or on the other end of the spectrum, being consumed by the dream of getting married. It also shows the perils of social media, and how much life can change when something goes viral. Marge 

I'd recommend it to:

Anyone who's a fan of John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo and anyone need of some feel-good kilig vibes this week

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