It’s no secret that Filipinos love a good angsty and romantic movie, or what we like to call hugot. Case in point: More Than Blue, the Filipino adaptation of the Korean film, is currently the number one movie on Netflix. FYI, the original version’s title translates to A Story Sadder Than Sadness, and this local 2021 version definitely lives up to the name. If you want to know more about More Than Blue, ahead we round up all the important details you might want to read before pressing play.
Everything You Need to Know About Netflix's #1 Movie More Than Blue:
Faithful to the original plot and even the characters’ nicknames, the story revolves around K and Cream who are both orphans. Whereas Cream’s parents died in a tragic car accident, K’s mom abruptly left him with no explanation. The two best friends end up living together in K’s abandoned mansion all while hiding their feelings for one another. When K finds out he’s terminally ill and only has a few months to live, he sets out to find the perfect match for Cream to ensure she’s well taken care of even when he’s gone.
More Than Blue boasts a star-studded cast of Filipino actors, led by JC Santos and Yassi Pressman, in the roles of K and Cream respectively. In case you were wondering, Kwon Sang Woo (Stairway to Heavean) and Lee Bo Young (Mine) played their Korean counterparts in the original film.
In an Instagram post two weeks ago, Yassi expressed her thanks to viewers who have kept the movie number one on Netflix. She wrote, “Honestly poured our heart and soul into this movie and if you knew what I was carrying as an actor at that time it would probably move you even more.. this was an outlet for me. This was a beautiful work of art by our Director @directfromncn & every single person who worked so hard for this project in the pandemic.”
Joining JC and Yassi is Diego Loyzaga, who plays John, a handsome and sensitive dentist, and Cream’s potential husband. The film starts off with him in a relationship with Cindy, a photographer played by Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ariella Arida.
Veteran actress Irma Adlawan and singer-songwriter Marion Aunor round up the main cast. Irma portrays K’s mother, while Marion takes on the role of Bonnie, a vivacious budding popstar who grows curious over K and Cream’s will-they-won’t-they relationship.
What the Internet Is Saying
Apart from eliciting a flood of waterworks, talk of the movie online has mainly been about the lessons it’s imparted to viewers. One user wrote, "[More Than Blue] taught me that love is not all about the ‘I love yous.’ That it's also about wishing them to be deeply happy even if you're no longer part of their happiness”
Watch the full trailer of More Than Blue below:
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