As the nail-biting race for the vice presidency grips the nation, Philippine cinema offers a break from it all with rom-com flick My Candidate, which opens nationwide today.
From Quantum Films, MJM Production, Buchi Boy Films and Tuko Film Production, producers of the award-winning and box-office films English Only, Please! and #Walang Forever, My Candidate topbills Romantic Comedy King Derek Ramsay, Screen Darling Shaina Magdayao and award-winning actress Iza Calzado.
Quark Henares’ latest directorial job humorously tackled today’s headline-hogging issues pre- and post-elections, and the bickering between supporters, which continue even as new leaders have been proclaimed.
My Candidate revolves around the story of an ivy league graduate and political scion Congressman Sonny Suarez (Ramsay) who has all the makings to become a senator, except for the one thing that gets a candidate elected: charisma.
Determined to improve his lacklustre showing at the polls, Sonny’s team hires Billie Pono (Magdayao) a smart and sassy life coach and communications expert for a “personality make over.” Sonny learns to be more authentic through his sessions with Billie, and he also finds himself falling for his coach.
Will the candidate win the lady’s heart?