Just the Way You Are (2015 film)

Just The Way You Are[2][3](originally titled The Bet) is a 2015 Filipino teen romantic comedy-drama film directed by Theodore Boborol, and written by Maan Dimaculangan-Fampulme and Ceres Helga Barrios, starring the hit ‘Forevermore’ tandem of Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano.[4][5] The film is based on the best-selling Pop Fiction book ‘‘The Bet’’ which was originally published on Wattpad by Kimberly Joy Villanueva (ilurvbooks).[1][6][7]

Just The Way You Are
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Theatrical movie poster
Directed byTheodore Boborol
Produced by
Written by
  • Maan Dimaculangan-Fampulme
  • Ceres Helga Barrios
Based onThe Bet
by Kimberly Joy Villanueva (ilurvbooks)[1]
Edited byBeng Bandong
Distributed byStar Cinema
Release date
  • June 17, 2015 (2015-06-17)
Running time
120 minutes


In love, the stakes are high. When you live for no one... or when you have almost no one... will you still bet your all?

The story follows a popular guy named Drake Sison (Enrique Gil), who makes a bet with his best friend Andrei (Yves Flores), to make the nerdy transfer student, Sophia Taylor (Liza Soberano), fall in love with him in 30 days. Once she falls for him, he must confess that it was all a bet.


Main castEdit

Liza Soberano portrays Sophia "Pie" Taylor.

Supporting castEdit

Special participationEdit


The theme song of the movie is called "Smile In Your Heart", an OPM classic given a fresh take by Filipino all-male group, Harana.[8][9][10] The song was originally sung by Jam Morales, Liza Soberano & Enrique Gil recorded a cover of the same theme song.

Box officeEdit

The film earned ₱12 million on its first day of showing. And after a couple of weeks of showing, it earned over ₱100 million. This was revealed by Star Cinema's Advertising and Promotions Manager Mico del Rosario through his Twitter post on, June 29.[11]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result
2015 RAWR Awards Movie of the Year Just The Way You Are Nominated
2016 47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Love Team of Movies and TV Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil Won
32nd PMPC Star Awards For Movies Movie Child Performer of the Year Miguel Vergara Nominated
New Movie Actress of the Year Sue Ramirez Nominated

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Villanueva, Kimberly Joy. "The Bet (Just The Way You Are)". Wattpad. WP Technology Inc. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  2. ^ Just The Wtay You Are Official Teaser. Video on YouTube. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  3. ^ Just The Way You Are TV Teaser. Video on YouTube. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  4. ^ PHOTOS: JUST THE WAY YOU ARE Grand Presscon!. Myx Philippines. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  5. ^ Video: Just The Way You Are Grand Presscon Part 2. Wazzup. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  6. ^ Enrique Gil, Liza Soberano star in ‘The Bet’. Star Cinema. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  7. ^ After #Forevermore, abangan naman sina Enrique Gil at Liza Soberano on the big screen! #JustTheWayYouAre. Star Cinema on Facebook. Retrieved 2015-05-31.
  8. ^ The theme song of "Just The Way You Are" is an OPM classic given a fresh take by male singer Ariel Rivera. Archived 2015-06-22 at the Wayback Machine. Star Cinema. Retrieved 2015-06-07.
  9. ^ HARANA: "Smile In Your Heart", official theme song of Just The Way You Are. ABS-CBN Star Cinema on YouTube. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  10. ^ The official theme song of "Just the Way You Are". ABS-CBN Star Music on YouTube. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  11. ^ http://www.pep.ph/guide/movies/18507/enrique-gil-liza-soberano-movie-grosses-p100-million-in-the-box-office

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