Never Not Love You Earns 20M In Two Days
- April 3, 2018
- INSIDESHOWBIZ.PH TEAM
James Reid and Nadine Lustre‘s big screen comeback Never Not Love You started out strong as it earns 20 million in its first two days. Despite premiering on Black Saturday and with no grand premiere night, JaDine’s new film has instantly become the talk of the town after receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews from both netizens and the country’s most reputable movie critics.
Directed by On The Wings of Love and Till I Met You director Antonette Jadaone, Never Not Love You is a romance-drama film that focuses on the relationship of Gio and Joanne and how love and passion changes over time.
International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Young Critics Program graduate and reputable movie critic Philbert Dy gave the film 4 out of 5 stars. He cited the film as a story of modern romance and applauded the two lead stars. He wrote: “James Reid really leans into the entitlement of his character, playing it as an uncompromising anger bubbling underneath his placid exterior. But it’s Nadine Lustre who really shines in this movie, the character’s history on display in practically every scene that she’s in, her every choice put into the context of the accumulation of Joanne’s experiences. She just makes everything feel meaningful. And together, the two display a familiarity and chemistry that might just be unmatched.”
Click The City’s movie critic and screenplay writer Wanggo Gallaga called the film his new favorite film of Antonette Jadaone. “Seeing Reid and Lustre, for the first time, is a wonderful surprise,” he wrote. “James Reid, as the carefree artist Gio, is charming and real. There is an anger in him that Reid taps into when Gio goes off into his temper tantrums but can easily display his vulnerability with the right trigger. You can see he’s listening and it’s a joy to watch. But the real star is Nadine Lustre. There is a whole world of emotions within her that she carries with every movement. She makes Joanne more than just your typical provincial girl with big city dreams.”
The twittersphere is also filled with glowing praises for the film.
NEVER NOT LOVE YOU (2018). Never not miss movie this summer. It’s not just JaDine who has matured here but also direk Antoinette Jadaone. The story naturally progresses like how real relationships do.
— Pelikula-Hype Mania (@pelikulamania) March 31, 2018
Ano ba naman ‘tong Never Not Love You. Having watched thousands of movies, masasabi kong parang hindi ito gawa sa Pinas. The colors, the camera angles, the acting, basta! The 1st true movie of JaDine for me. — watching Never not love you
— Come What Ray (@rayzbeenshot) March 31, 2018
So I watched JaDine’s Never Not Love You & the ending still haunts me!! My friend & I are still discussing it! 😆 It wasn’t the usual formulaic, cheesy loveteam movie. It felt raw and real. 👌
— Katrina Anne (@kategaspay) April 2, 2018
So I just watched Never Not Love you, I have to say, this is one of the best local films I’ve seen in a while. I literally cried half the time. The story was beyond my expectations, it is very smooth but it will hit you hard at the same time. Oh my goodness it was incredible!
— Jeorge (@chaptorres) April 1, 2018
Just saw Never Not Love You and I think it’s my favorite @tonetjadaone film yet! ❤️
And it’s my first time to see a Jadine movie and I get it. I get why they are so popular. Their chemistry is off the charts and Nadine Lustre is absolutely captivating!
— Wanggo (@wanggo_g) March 31, 2018
The hype is definitely real! Never Not Love You is now showing in cinemas nationwide.