‘Three Words to Forever’hits cinemas today
STAR CIRCUIT - Ricky L. Calderon (The Freeman) - November 28, 2018 - 12:00am

Christmas is the time for family. It’s the perfect season to bond, renew ties and reconnect with loved ones. It is also the right time to watch an honest-to-goodness family movie that touches the heart and makes you feel the love. That movie is “Rainbow’s Sunset” from Heaven’s Best Entertainment Productions.

“Rainbow’s Sunset,” a family drama that is perfect for the Metro Manila Film Festival, gathered some of the best actors of different generations: the multi-awarded Eddie Garcia, Gloria Romero, Tony Mabesa, Tirso Cruz III, Aiko Melendez, Sunshine Dizon and Max Collins.

They were carefully chosen to give life to important roles in this film that tells the story of one great love – a love that knows no gender or age but is just genuinely caring for a person dear to one’s heart.

“Rainbow’s Sunset” is directed by Joel Lamangan and written by noted screenwriter Eric Ramos from the story of Ferdinand Lapuz, Eric and Direk Joel himself.

Eddie plays Ramon Estrella, an 84-year old retired senator who temporarily leaves his wife of six decades (Gloria) to take care of his gay best friend (Tony) who is dying of cancer.

He has his wife’s blessings, but Ramon’s three children are scandalized. The old man defies their collective protest and declares that he loves his friend—godfather to all three in both baptism and matrimony—the same way that he loves his wife.

The news quickly sends shock waves to the community, raising the hackles of the ex-senator’s second-born, the first of two feisty daughters. As the city’s newly elected mayor, she is the sole heiress to her father’s political legacy.

When the youngest child – a formidable feminist and activist – sides with her father, her godfather and their eldest sibling, a weakling and flawed bureaucrat who figures in a scandal of his own, the siblings turn on one another, resulting to a full-blown three-sided war.

Their ever patient and loving matriarch does her beatific best to sue for peace among her brood, with some timely help from the absent patriarch.

Blood eventually proves thicker than water, but the force of filial piety cannot mend all of the siblings’ differences. Not when one of them remains resolute in her prejudice against homosexuality.

In this day and age, many people have come to accept the presence of gay couples in our society. Gay couples also deserve to have their own space, as well as our understanding and love. “Rainbow’s Sunset” presents a story that is very relatable and relevant. Being accepting of one’s sexual preference fosters respect.

The movie also stars Jim Pebanco, Tanya Gomez, Sue Prado, Marcus Madrigal, Noel Comia, Jr., Ross Pesigan, Ali Forbes, Adrian Cabido, Hero Bautista, Vince Rillon, Zeke Sarmenta, Nell Marie Dizon, Tabs Sumulong, Benz Sangalang, Ace Cafe, and Celine Juan with a special participation by Albie Casino. Introduced in the film is Shido Roxas.

“Rainbow’s Sunset” is an official entry to the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival which starts on Christmas Day, December 25.

The movie’s production is made of Rain Yamson (Director of Photography), Mai Calapardo (Editor), Jay Custodio (Production Designer) and Emerson Texson (Musical Scorer).

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Opening today in cinemas nationwide is “Three Words To Forever,” the reunion movie of Sharon Cuneta and Richard Gomez. It is also Kathryn Bernardo’s first major project away from her love team partner, Daniel Padilla.

The film likewise marks director Cathy Garcia-Molina’s reunion with the three actors: Sharon after the 2017 hit “Unexpectedly Yours,” with Richard after the 2014-hit “She’s Dating The Gangster” which also starred Kathryn, and with Kathryn herself, fresh from the worldwide box-office success of “The How’s Of Us” a few months ago.

The ShaGoms followers are eagerly awaiting the release of the film, their first team-up since their last film 15 years ago.

The two lead actors are confident that they have a winner in “Three Words To Forever” which is not a pampakilig movie but has a beautiful story fit for the whole family.

Sharon and Goma said this film is comparable to the movies they’ve done before, and is even better.

The movie also stars Joross Gamboa, Tommy Esguerra (who plays Kathryn’s love interest), Liza Lorena and Freddie Webb. Star Cinema is releasing the film in honor of the Filipino families worldwide via the celebration of National Family Day.

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Eric Nicolas did a fine job in impersonating the late OPM Icon Mr. Rico J. Puno at the tribute concert held Saturday at The Theatre at Solaire. Not only was he able to mimic Rico’s voice, but his comic timing as well.

Not to be outdone were Marissa Sanchez and Giselle Sanchez who displayed not only their vocal prowess but comic skills too.

Also joining the tribute show were Rico’s children, Rox and Tosca who both sing very well, Nonoy Zuñiga, Marco Sison and Nanette Inventor who lavished Rico J with praises.


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