Red Carpet and Review: Julia Barretto Shows her Daring Yet Dramatic Side with Carlo Aquino in "Expensive Candy!"

 "It runs in the blood" as they always say! And that was once more proven by the young actress Julia Barretto via her newest movie, "Expensive Candy!"  Her acting prowess is truly undeniable and is really admirable! The beauty and the talent - two of the remarkable traits of the Barrettos which Julia showcased full bloomed in the movie!

"Expensive Candy" is Viva Films newest movie offering of the year. The movie paired for the first time the drama princess Julia Barretto and the former child wonder turned versatile hot actor Carlo Aquino. The movie was under the brilliant direction of John Paul Laxamana  or JP Laxamana, the man behind the successful movies namely "Love is Blind"  (2014), "2 Cool 2 Be Forgotten" (2016), "The Third Party" (2016), "100 Tula Para Kay Stella" (2017), "Between Maybes" (2018), and "Just a Stranger"  (2019).

And just this Monday, September 5, 2022 at the Cinema 3 of SM North Edsa The Block, "Expensive Candy" had its Red Carpet Celebrity Premiere Night. The event was another star-starry movie premiere as different celebrities as well as the Viva Talent Agency's artists graced the event. And yeah, the event is Viva Films' second biggest face-to-face movie premiere on cinemas this 2022 after "Maid in Malacañang" last August.

Julia's family members namely her sister Claudia Barretto, brother Leon Barretto, and mother Marjorie Barretto were in full support to Julia. They were present from red carpet to actual movie screening up to the after party in Boteju Japanese Restaurant. 

Other prominent personalities spotted on the event were veteran actor Joko Diaz; former Pinoy Big Brother Otso housemate and business Gino Roque with his sister; the comedian Pooh; the Vivamax hunks namely Marco Gomez, Rash Flores, and Benj Sangalang, the sexy Vivamax actress Denise Esteban; the Ppop boygroup Alamat; and the FPJ's Ang Probinsyano's leading lady Yassi Pressman!

Here are our live video coverage during the event. Let's watch these out:

Sexy and slight romantic comedy at first, but in the middle up to the last part of the story, you will see the dramatic part of the movie. The said part serves as an eye-opener to the true reality of life - that you can't have everything and that you need to sacrifice for your love ones. The ending is actually unexpected, the way Direk JP put twist in most of his stories!

In the movie, Julia played the character of Candy, a young prostitute. Carlo on the other hand is Toto, a simple school teacher. In the desire of Toto to loose his virginity, he went to the 'area' where he met Candy! And that started the connection and twist of our two lead characters who are living in two opposite lives.

As I've said on my headline, Julia Barretto showcased her daring yet dramatic side in the movie! This is the first time that Julia goes daring and sexy away from her usual 'simple girl' characters. She wears two-piece and dances so sexy in the bar for the first time to give justice to the character of Candy. But of course, Carlo Aquino was didn't left behind. In some of the scenes in the movie, Carlo went topless flexing his sexy abs and hunk body! And yeah in terms of acting, still both Julia and Carlo nailed their roles! They were both good in heavy drama specially in the confrontation scene in the latter part of the movie.       

Great story plot, good acting, and unpredictable twist making this film a must to watch! It will definitely put you in a roller-coaster of emotions! Even the director itself JB Laxamana was caught by his own masterpiece - he can't help but cried right after watching the movie in the cinema! 

Meanwhile, here is the full trailer of the movie to tease you more:

"Expensive Candy"  will be showing on cinemas nationwide starting September 14, 2022. It's a well-recommended movie that will let you fall in love and cry at the same time!    

Right after watching the movie, feel free to return to this article and share your comments, reactions, and reviews. I'll let you first experience it yourself!

On the other hand, you may also check out more of the event photos during our red carpet premiere night live coverage all up on our Official Facebook Page via this album link: Expensive Candy Red Carpet Premiere Night Photos.

Once more, congratulations to Julia Barretto, Carlo Aquino, Direk JP Laxamana, Viva Films, and to the whole casts and crews for another successful and 'must-see' movie! Cheers! 09/07/2022 (TV Series Craze) 


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