Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Breakup Playlist (2015)


Cast

Piolo Pascual as Gino Avila

Sarah Geronimo as Trixie David

Rio Locsin as Marissa David

Dennis Padilla as Joey David

Diego Loyzaga as Joshua

Maris Racal as Janine

Anna Luna as Kathy

Teddy Corpuz as Toffer

Cris Villonco

Gabby Alipe

Badji Mortiz

Jet Pangan

Andrei Pena

Jan Marini

Axel Torres

Vickie Rushton



Malou N. Santos ... executive producer

Charo Santos-Concio ... executive producer

Emerzon Texon ... music


The Breakup Playlist is a 2015 Filipino romantic drama film starring Piolo Pascual and Sarah Geronimo. It is written by Antonette Jadaone and directed by Dan Villegas. It was released on July 1, 2015 by Star Cinema and Viva Films.

A story about an aspiring professional singer and a rock singer who collaborates in a song. As they work on their song, they start to develop feelings for each other.

On June 30, 2015, Star Records released the official soundtrack album. Few weeks after, the album peaked at #1 on iTunes Philippines album chart.[1]

The album includes the hit "Paano Ba Ang Magmahal?" sang by Piolo Pascual and Sarah Geronimo, it was written by Yeng Constantino and Jonathan Manalo. It was first recorded by Liezel Garcia and Erik Santos in 2012.[2] "Wag Na Wag Mong Sasabihin" sang by Sarah Geronimo, written and originally popularized by Kitchie Nadal, "With A Smile" sang by Piolo Pascual, originally performed by Eraserheads, “Ikaw Lamang” sang by Geronimo and Pascual, "Patawarin" sang by Pascual, “Bida” and “Nagsimula Sa Puso” sang by Geronimo, the album also includes minus one of “Paano Ba Ang Magmahal."

The film was shown in just 180 cinemas nationwide but bested other international films on its first day opening gross with Php 15 million. The movie ruled the box-office chart taking the first spot over Hollywood movies. Due to positive reviews from the viewers, it was shown in more than 200 cinemas nationwide on its second day. The movie producers have not announced the official weekend gross of the movie making the online viewers abuzz. Since the movie bested its toughest competitor 'Terminator: Genisys' with around 1.5 million dollars or 65 million pesos, it is expected that the movie has reached 100 million peso mark after its 5th day showing in cinemas given the positive online reviews from the critics and pictures from the viewers lining up the cinemas up to its last full show of the day.

On July 8, 2015, the producers announced that after 7 days, the movie has already breached 100 million peso mark.

According to Rappler.com, " The Breakup Playlist is a film that juggles commercial demands with the impulse for creative change. Sure, it may not be perfect, it may not dent the system or cause a revolution, but the film, with all its heart and soul in all the right places, is proof that even in the much maligned arena of escapist entertainment, there is hope. There is substance.

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