Suddenly It's Magic

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  • TV-PG
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 47 min
  • 5.8  (305)

Suddenly It's Magic is a romantic comedy film that follows two individuals from opposite parts of the world who find themselves falling in love with each other unexpectedly. Directed by Rory B. Quintos and released in 2012, the film starred Mario Maurer as Marcus Hanson, a Thai superstar who travels to the Philippines to escape his hectic life and Erich Gonzales as Joey Hermosa, a struggling Filipina baker who works part-time as a hotel maid.

The film opens with Marcus' arrival in Manila, where he is greeted by his Filipino friend and manager, Zanjoe (Joross Gamboa). Looking to escape the pressures of fame and his overly demanding father, Marcus decides to stay at a remote beach resort on the island of Palawan. It is there where he meets Joey, who is working as a maid at the resort. Initially, the two don't get along, with Joey often feeling frustrated by Marcus' diva behavior and Marcus finding Joey too ordinary for his tastes.

However, as they spend more time together, the two start to develop a connection. Joey begins to see beyond Marcus' fame and persona, while Marcus begins to appreciate Joey's simple and sincere nature. They bond over their shared love for music, and Marcus even writes a song for Joey.

As their feelings for each other grow, Marcus and Joey must confront the challenges of their cross-cultural relationship, with Marcus expected to return to Thailand and continue his career while Joey is left in the Philippines. Furthermore, Marcus' father disapproves of his relationship with Joey, seeing it as a distraction from his career. Joey also faces pressure from her family and ex-boyfriend, who are skeptical of her relationship with a Thai superstar.

The film is peppered with humorous and heartwarming moments, as the couple navigate their way through their newfound feelings for each other. The charming chemistry between Mario Maurer and Erich Gonzales is palpable, making their on-screen romance all the more believable.

In addition to the romantic plotline, Suddenly It's Magic also examines the theme of self-discovery. Both Marcus and Joey are forced to confront their own insecurities and uncertainties, with Marcus questioning his motivations for being a superstar and Joey realizing that she deserves more than what her ex-boyfriend can offer her.

The film also boasts beautiful cinematography, showcasing the stunning landscapes of Palawan and Bangkok. The visuals add an extra layer of magic to the already enchanting love story.

Overall, Suddenly It's Magic is a delightful romantic comedy that is sure to warm the hearts of viewers. It is a testament to the power of love, music, and self-discovery, and serves as a reminder that sometimes, unexpected magic can happen when we least expect it.

Suddenly It's Magic is a 2012 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8.

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    1 hr 47 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (305)