By Ronald Constantino
WISHFUL – Jameson Blake has always been open that Janella Salvador is his dream leading lady. But then it was wishful thinking as Janella’s identified with Elmo Magalona. Their loveteam has a big and possessive following.
However, Regal’s Mother Lily Monteverde and daughter Roselle decided just the same to cast Janella and Jameson in “So Connected,” a modern love story meant for millennials and oldies alike.
Well, the wishful thinking is now a reality, which Jameson thought was, “Mahirap mangyari.” As expected, selfish and narrow-minded fans of Janella and Elmo bashed Jameson on social media.
WELCOME – Writer-director Jason Paul Laxamana welcomed and preferred the non-loveteam pairing as he could be more experimental and innovative. He said that in a loveteam there were already expectations as regards plot and scenes, the “kilig” and “hugot” predictable. Direk Jason Paul hastened to add he had nothing against loveteams, but given the chance he’d rather direct a non-loveteam like Janella and Jameson.
“I hope the public will support Janella and Jameson. They met all my expectations. The story was inspired by a newspaper item about a stolen phone.”
PLOT – In “So Connected,” Jameson plays Karter, a video editor for a web channel whose phone is stolen by a thief who sells it to Trisha, a waitress. Not knowing that the gadget is synced to Karter’s computer, Trisha stores photos and videos on the mobile phone that Karter can access.
Having a glimpse of her life through the phone, Karter becomes infatuated with Trisha. Eventually, he goes on a mission to find Trisha through the clues in the photos and videos.
When their paths finally cross, she realizes they are “So Connected.” But the connection turns out…let’s leave it at that.
“So Connected” co-stars Ruby Rodriguez, Rolando Inocencio, Cherise Castro, Krystal Brimner, Paulo Angeles, VJ Mendoza, Chai Fonacier, Rafael Sudayan. Opens in cinemas on May 23.