When Love Begins

When Love Begins is a 2008 Filipino romance film directed by Jose Javier Reyes and starring Aga Muhlach and Anne Curtis. The film was released by Star Cinema.

When Love Begins
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Directed byJose Javier Reyes
Produced by
Written byJose Javier Reyes
Screenplay byKris G. Gazmen
Story by
  • Jose Javier Reyes
  • Tammy Bejerano
Based onConcept by Jewel Castro
Music byJesse Lucas
CinematographyRodolfo Aves Jr.
Edited byVito Cajili
Distributed byStar Cinema
Release date
April 30, 2008 (2008-04-30)
Running time
105 minutes
Box office₱89,380,000.00


Benedicto "Ben" Caballero (Aga Muhlach) is an environmentalist who disapproves of deforestation for villages in mountainous regions in the country. He is more concerned of the environment than that of getting along with his siblings. It is revealed that he was a former lawyer and that he quit because of a matter between right or wrong, and not about winning or losing. He focuses on nature - for him, it's all about saving the planet.

He visits Boracay and meets Michelle "Mitch" Valmonte (Anne Curtis) after an accident. Mitch is a carefree party girl who works for her father's company. She and Ben get to know each other and develop special interests for each other.

But making a relationship without any commitment is one problem they both have to deal with. It goes well at first, but the relationship ends because of its impossibilities.

Ben then discovers that Mitch's father owns the company that ordered the deforestation and construction of a new village in which he is against. This leads them separate ways and they try to forget about their so-called relationship.

But is this the end? Will Mitch and Ben face the trials of a relationship that will never happen?


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The Star Cinema and Viva Films' romantic drama When Love Begins has already grossed P69,277,632.90 on its first two weeks of running. Its total gross is P89,380,000.

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