when love begins starring aga muhlach and anne curtis: read synopsis and watch full trailer here

you can watch the full trailer here:



Benedicto “Ben” Caballero (Aga Muhlach) is an environmentalist who founded the Mother Earth Movement, an NGO committed to educating Filipinos about the protection of nature. Michelle “Mitch” Valmonte (Anne Curtis) is a marketing assistant who works for his father’s company. She decides to take a vacation with fellow rich friends in Boracay. When Michelle accidentally steps on a sea urchin, she meets Ben, who suggests that someone should pee on her foot to relieve her of the pain.The two instantly hit it off despite their apparent differences. Ben is a vegetarian while Michelle is a carnivore. Ben doesn’t have any vice while Michelle loves to intoxicate herself with alcohol. But their passionate personalities bring them together that they learned to love and accept each other.

But love isn’t always too good to be true. Ben’s involvement in his NGO pushes him to come face to face with Michelle’s father. In the end, Michelle has to make the ultimate decision of choosing between the two men she loves the most.

and here’s a write-up (credit philippine entertainment portal)

Direk Joey Reyes talks about the chemistry between Aga and Anne in

Direk Joey Reyes (in photo) describes When Love Begins as a movie about people who are afraid of commitment. This Star Cinema and Viva Films co-production starring Aga Muhlach and Anne Curtis will premiere on April 30, 2008.

Direk Joey Reyes talks about the chemistry between Aga and Anne in “When Love Begins”

Jocelyn Dimaculangan

Aga Muhlach and Anne Curtis were in Boracay from March 25 to April 2 to shoot Star Cinema and Viva Films’s  co-production When Love Begins. Despite the 14-year age gap between the two stars, the director of the movie believes that they were able to effectively portray lovers who are both afraid of being in a relationship.


Direk Joey Reyes told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during his solo presscon earlier today, April 9, that the chemistry of the 38-year-old matinee idol and the 23-year-old actress was “fine.” But he admitted that he was initially worried how the two would appear together.


“I was worried because people might say, ‘My God, he’s been around for so long and she’s so young.’ But it doesn’t matter. He’s so good-looking and she’s so sexy,” said the director.


In When Love Begins, Aga plays a lawyer-turned-environmentalist named Ben Caballero while Anne is a marketing executive named Michelle “Mitch” Valmonte. According to Direk Joey, Mitch is “a very rich girl who’s dancing from one relationship to another. And she does not believe in commitments, either.”


Christopher de Leon plays a special role in this movie as Anne’s father. He works in a real-estate company that plans to convert land in Boracay into commercial areas. This puts his work in conflict with the character of Aga who aims to maintain ecological balance in Boracay.


This is the 18th movie of Direk Joey with Aga but his first time to work with Anne Curtis. “I’ve done so many movies with Aga Muhlach before and again, this is a pleasant experience. He’s a personal friend, so again, I’m looking forward to working with him again and again.”


Direk Joey and Aga’s last project together was the movie Kung Ako Na Lang Sana (2003) with Sharon Cuneta.


As for his working relationship with Anne, he said, “This is the first time I’ve worked with her and this is a delight. I’m happy that I have been entrusted and given the privilege of working with them. Anne is so uncomplicated, walang arte, walang kiyeme, napakabait at pleasant na bata. And I want to work with her again, very very soon! After the many months of working with them, I’m very happy,” revealed Direk Joey.


According to Star Cinema’s promo specialist Jun Mayuga, they started shooting the film last year but shootings were cancelled when Aga Muhlach’s mother, Mrs. Anita Aquino, passed away last November 18 due to lung cancer.


Scenes of the movie were shot in Station 1, Station 2, and Puka Beach on the other side of the Boracay island. When Love Begins will open in theaters nationwide starting April 30, 2008.

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. may premiere night po ang when love begins?

  2. great..finally nagsama din fave artist ko..aabangan ko talaga yan..they were both good lookin & good actor & actress..& super kilig talaga silang 2..nakaka in love…nakakarelate kc me…more power & good luck s nu,,,

  3. OOOOH I loved this movie! This is my second favorite after Dahil Mahal Na Mahal Kita!!!!!!


  4. haixt nice movie thats all i can say!!

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