Hashtag #MaineMendoza is at the top of Twitter’s Trending in Philippines topics again, as her fandom prepares to go to cinemas nationwide for the start of the regular screening of her movie with Carlo Aquino titled “Isa Pa With Feelings” today (October 16).
The first starrer of Maine not opposite Aden Richards, who is the other half of the love team #AlDub, has been receiving positive reviews, especially after the premiere of ”Isa Pa With Feelings” on Tuesday night (October 15), at SM Megamall, which was well attended by celebrities.
While Maine’s boyfriend Arjo Atayde was absent, her real-life and showbiz families gave their full support, particularly her Eat Bulaga “dabarkads”.
Bossing Vic Sotto and wife Pauleen Luna was in attendance, along with Baeby Baste and Ruby Rodriguez. Benjie Paras, Sheena Halili, Angelika Dela Cruz, Ciara Sotto and boyfriend Austin, as well as top executives of APT Entertainment were also present.
ABS-CBN, which produced the movie through its unit Black Sheep, described “Isa Pa with Feelings” as a love story between a young deaf man (Carlo) and his sign language student (Maine). Prime Cruz directed the movie.
As of 9 a.m. on Wednesday, #MaineMendoza already had over 221,000 tweets. #IsaPaWithFeelingsNowShowing, meanwhile, already had more than 51,000 tweets.
Netizens praised Maine for her performance in the movie, which, they said, revealed her acting prowess. Many also thanked Carlo for how well she treated Maine.
Some fans tweeted that they will be in movie houses hours before they open, so expect long queues in cinemas today.