Release dateMarch 13, 2013 (2013-03-13) WriterMelissa Mae Chua (story), Roumella Monge (story), Vanessa R. Valdez (story), Melissa Mae Chua (screenplay), Roumella Monge (screenplay) CastKathryn Bernardo (Patchot Espinosa), Daniel Padilla (Ivan Lacson), Liza Soberano (Angel), John Estrada (King Espinosa), John Lapus (Baby Martinez), Ramon Christopher (Tito Conde) Similar moviesA Second Chance, Lawrence of Arabia, Spanish Affair, Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2, Momzillas, The Mistress
Must Be... Love is a 2013 Filipino coming-of-age romantic comedy film directed by Dado Lumibao, starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. The film was shot in many locations in Cebu and Laguna in the Philippines. The film was produced by Star Cinema and was released nationwide on March 13, 2013.
This marks the first solo film with love tandem Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla in a leading role following their roles in the ensemble films 24/7 in Love and Sisterakas in 2012.
"Must Be... Love" follows the love story of Patricia (Kathryn Bernardo), who is better known as "Patchot or Patch", and her childhood best friend, Ivan (Daniel Padilla). But what will Patchot do if she starts falling in love with her best friend? And what if Ivan only sees her as a 'best friend'? This problem will develop when another girl enters Ivan's life. Unfortunately for Patchot, it's her cousin Angel (Liza Soberano). Will Ivan fall in love with "Patchot" or will they remain as best friends forever?
Kathryn Bernardo as Princess Patricia "Patchot" Espinosa
Daniel Padilla as Ivan Lacson
John Estrada as King Espinosa
Liza Soberano as Angel Gomez
Arlene Muhlach as Gwen Martinez
John Lapus as Tita Baby
Cacai Bautista as Dolly
Janus Del Prado as Gordo
Paul Salas as Jake
Sharlene San Pedro as Lavinia
Ramon Christopher as Tito Conde
Kit Thompson as Nicco
Alan Paule as Mang Badong
Miguel Morales as Bok
Cris Gabriel Queg as Bibap
G. Toengi as Patchot's Mother
Enrique Gil as Dave (uncredited)
Sofia Milla as young Patchot Espinosa
Kyle Banzon as young Ivan Martinez
"Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat", an entry in the 2013 songwriting competition Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs originally recorded by Daniel Padilla, was used as the film's theme song. A mid-tempo version of the song was recorded by Sam Milby, which it was used in the trailer of the film and was also played in the film.
The film was graded "B" by the Cinema Evaluation Board, and it received G rating by the MTRCB.
Jennifer Dugena of Philippine Entertainment Portal said Must Be.. Love was a recommended "perfect teen movie" and finished the review wrote , "Must Be Love is a rare film that is cute and light as much as it is serious and heavy, content-wise."
The film earned ₱113 million after almost 3 weeks of showing. With total gross $1,741,780, the movie rank 34 on the 2013 Philippines Yearly Box Office.