CLOSE TO YOU
USA: Regent Theaters
Cast: John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Sam Milby, Melanie Marquez, Buboy Garovillo
Director: Cathy Garcia Molina
Languages: Tagalog / Filipino (English subtitles)
USA Release Date: 17 February 2006 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and Chicago)
John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo plus Sam Milby shine in Star Cinema's Valentine gem CLOSE TO YOU! With a story and screenplay by Mel del Rosario and direction by Cathy Garcia Molina (BCUZ OF U), CLOSE TO YOU expresses what real emotions are embedded in your heart when friendship breeds familiarity and companionship transitions to real love.
Manuel (John Lloyd) and Marian (Bea) have been best friends since they were kids. They are so close that they know each other's secrets...well, almost. Because for almost two decades he kept his feelings for her a secret. Plus, Marian sees him no more than a best friend. Because her great love has always been Lance (Sam), a classmate who protected her from bullies in grade school. But when Lance's family migrated to the United States, they never communicated again.
Several years later, Marian found out that Lance is now a lead vocalist of a famous band and is scheduled to tour the Philippines. Now she'll stop at nothing to meet the man who left years ago. Ever the gent, Manuel supports Marian in her pursuits. But what if sparks fly between Marian and Lance? What will Manuel's feelings lead him to? Will he ever have the courage to tell Marian how much he loves her? Who will get closer to Marian? All these will make CLOSE TO YOU an irresistible romantic triangle everybody will highly anticipate.
CLOSE TO YOU also stars Melanie Marquez, Buboy Garovillo, features "Close Up To Fame" gramd winners Carene and Reyson and a special participation of Ms. Nova Villa.