So Connected - Janella and Jameson Made Romace Click!

Love Stories in the millennial times are actually more complicated with the influence of technology. With most of us, especially myself, immersed in the digital lifestyle, finding romance comes unexpectedly yet comes with a lot of risks. So Connected brings that story to film and aims to connect.

This movie will also debut the new love team of Janella Salvador and Jameson Blake. Though this may seem to be a litmus test for the pair, they shown in roadshows and presscons that there is something interesting with their pair as Trisa and Karter.

So Connected tells the story between Karter (Jameson) and Trisha (Janella), in which Carter loses his phone and ends up with Trisha. With a special app that links the two together, Carter sets off to find her and gets to know Trisha who thinks Carter is her soulmate. However complications arise with issues of privacy, viral videos, and the toxic hate on the internet were brought up with their budding romance.

It can also be observed that the movie have a subtle way of addressing cyber-bullying, online stalking, and vitality. It brings those issues with the struggles of the two with their own lives and that made the movie more than just a love story.

So Connected stars Janella Salvador, Jameson Blake, VJ Mendoza, Paeng Sudayan, Chai Fonacier, Cherise Castro, Paulo Angeles, Krystal Brimner, and Ruby Rodriguez. Directed by Jason Paul Laxamana, now Showing in cinemas! 

Deliberation time kids! 

Show summary: The Internet Love Story

Technical Effects: 4 out of 5 stars (good cinematography with sublime details in the background which is common with Driek JP Laxamana's work)

Plot: 3 out of 5 stars (A millennial story told beautifully, without overdoing it)

Acting and Actors: 4 out of 5 stars (Jameson and Janella has chemistry, hoping for more movies featuring the two, and Krystal Brimner also stands out here)

Pros:  Details, plot, videos, Janella's Dancing video, Panti-Panti (Purple doll)
Cons: slight exaggeration with some scenes,  minimal yet cliche moments

Music and Soundtracks:  3 out for 5 stars (The song choices here are good, though the rap part gave a slight cringe)

Overall: Rating 4.0 out of 5 stars (With the story played well and online issues tackled makes it effective debut film in favor of the JamNella love team)

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