The Hopeful Romantic (2018)

When a timid man named Jess meets a mysterious woman named Veronica, his life is suddenly turned upside down.


Topel Lee


Easy Ferrer (screenplay), Joma Labayen (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Pepe Herrera ... Jesus Prominente
Ritz Azul ... Veronica
Johnny Revilla
DJ Durano ... Leon Carreon
Jenine Desiderio
Atoy Co Atoy Co
Nikko Natividad ... Ross
Paeng Sudayan ... Ted (as Rafael Sudayan)
Wacky Kiray Wacky Kiray
Alora Sasam ... Jenjen
Michelle Liggayu Michelle Liggayu ... Heidi (as Mich Liggayu)
Kelvin Miranda
Beverly Salviejo ... Mommy Ming
Bodjie Pascua ... Tatay Koks
Vangie Labalan


Meet Jess (Pepe Herrera), a 33 year old Valet Parking Attendant at The Manila Hotel, an honest man, no girlfriend since birth and most of all, a virgin. He promised himself that he will only give himself when he already found his true love. Meet Veronica (Ritz Azul), or Nicky, or Ashley. A kept woman in the high society world. A victim of circumstances, but still a survivor. All she wants is to get back to her former life in Australia, a life that was stolen away from her. Because of Jess' honesty, he was given a reward when he returned a guest's bag full of money; a three night stay at the Manila Hotel, a shopping spree, 300,000 pesos in cash, among others. Living like a king for three days, Jess never knew that the event would forever change his life. On the first night, he meets Veronica at the hotel bar. Instantly, he gets mesmerized by her presence. One thing lead to another, and Veronica gave Jess the "first time". Jess, believing in the magic of what happened between them, ...

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Comedy | Romance






Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

12 September 2018 (Philippines) See more »

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Regal Films See more »
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