A Brief History Of LizQuen Movies: Have You Watched Them All?
How many have you watched?
Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil make up one of the most popular love teams in the Philippine entertainment scene (and just recently, they confirmed that their reel romance is 100% real). LizQuen movies are basically guaranteed to make a killing at the box office. Their latest film Alone/Together, directed by Antoinette Jadaone (That Thing Called Tadhana, Never Not Love You), earned over PHP21 million on its opening day — a testament to LizQuen's star power.
But this success didn't happen overnight. Here's a brief history of LizQuen movies to refresh your memory.
This movie, which starred Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, marked the birth of LizQuen. Liza plays the third wheel to KathNiel's characters, and when the two eventually get together, she runs into Enrique Gil's character, who only makes a cameo in the film. It's not much, but it paved the way for their pairing in many more TV dramas and movies to come.
Similar to Must Be Love, in this movie, LizQuen don't play lead characters (She's The One starred Bea Alonzo and Dingdong Dantes), but it being their second movie together, it basically announced to the world that their love team was one to watch out for. Here, Enrique plays David, a guy who falls in love with a stranger (Bea Alonzo) on the road, and makes it his mission to track her down. Liza plays Gillian, David's best friend who's (naturally) secretly in love with him.
Based on the Wattpad series The Bet, Just the Way You Are is basically the Pinoy version of the Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook '90s rom-com She's All That. It has all the basic ingredients of the typical teen movie: a popular guy, a nerdy girl, and a bet.
Liza plays Audrey, a young woman whose fiancé (played by Gerald Anderson) is in a coma. She stays by his side, faithfully tending to him, until one day, she meets Ethan (Enrique Gil), a media man who's set on making her a star. She falls in love with him. The fiancé wakes up. Drama ensues.
Playboy Gio (Enrique Gil) is on a mission to prove to his ex, blogger Cali (Liza Soberano), that he's changed. Cali, on the other hand, is hellbent on not letting Gio get to her again. Does she succeed? Of course not — we all know from the get-go that the romance is bound to be rekindled, but as with most of the movies on this list, just because we know what's to come doesn't mean we're not going to eat it up.
Alone/Together marks a stark change for LizQuen. It's a serious movie about being hung up on that one great love that they had to let go of. Watch out, world, they're grown.