Bea falls in love with Derek and Sam in Star Cinema’s “And I Love You So”

Pinoy Big Brother director Laurenti Dyogi’s film comeback to screen in U.S. theaters this August
By: Nerissa M. Fernandez
Aug. 10, 2009 - PRLog -- On the occasion of TFC’s 15th and Star Cinema’s 16th anniversaries, ABS-CBN International’s Starry Starry Store brings to the U.S. the much awaited  And I Love You So, a contemporary drama on love, loss and letting go.

So many exciting things are going for this film.  It is the comeback movie for popular director Laurenti Dyogi, the man behind the huge success of ABS-CBN’s reality shows Pinoy Big Brother and Pinoy Dream Academy.  His last film was Now That I Have You in 2004, starring Bea Alonzo and then on-screen partner, John Lloyd Cruz.  And I Love You So stars today’s hottest and most beautiful celebrities in the Philippine movie industry in their first team-up: Sam Milby, Bea Alonzo and Derek Ramsay.

It is wholesome young actress Alonzo who underwent intense transformation for And I Love You So.  Her role is no longer that of a sweet teenager, but of a fully grown woman – sensual and comfortable with her body and sexuality.  As this role calls for seductive attires and intimate scenes with her sexy male co-stars, Alonzo underwent a physical regimen that included bikram yoga sessions and a strict no-carb diet, losing 15 pounds and toning her body in the process.

But the tougher challenge was how to channel the emotions of her character, Lara, a woman who after losing her husband of five months on her 24th birthday thought she could not go on living, much less fall in love again.  Every time Lara loses a loved one, someone had been there to cushion the blow.  When her mother died when she was 14, her father consoled her.  When her father passed away six years later, her family was there.  But when her husband died, no one could offer any consolation – not her siblings, in-laws or friends.  She had lost the love of her life and she felt very much alone as she watches her business, her life, and her world collapse before her.

With her predicament, how would Oliver (Derek Ramsay) and Chris (Sam Milby) figure in her life?  Will she finally move on?

“Summer movies are usually packed with action, thrills, suspense and animation, but the reality is it is a season that has given us the best love stories on cinema, too,” said Kerwin Du, ABS-CBN North America’s head of theatricals.  “Call it counter-programming but And I Love You So fills that need for many moviegoers to think and feel.  After all, many of us have had summer romances as part of our life experiences so it’s something people can relate to.”

The theatrical schedule of And I Love You So is as follows:

SAN FRANCISCO (August 14-20)
UA Stonestown Twin
501 Buckingham Way
San Francisco, CA 94132

SAN DIEGO (August 14-20)
UA Horton Plaza
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

LAS VEGAS (August 14-20)
Regal Village Square Stadium
9400 W Sahara Ave.,
Las Vegas, NV 89058

Cerritos Stadium Cinema
12761 Towne Center Drive
Cerritos, CA 90701

HONOLULU (August 28-September 3)
Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18
735 Iwilei Road #B
Honolulu, HI 96817

SEATTLE (August 28-September 3)
Parkway Plaza Stadium
5910 South 180th Street
Tukwila, WA 98188

CHICAGO (September 11-17)
The Pickwick Theater 1
17 South Prospect Ave.,
Parkridge, IL 60068

For more information, please visit or call 1.800.227.9676.

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