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It’s been five years since moviegoers had a good cry over a local movie about sisters, and that was Star Cinema’s 2013 release, Four Sisters and a Wedding, starring Toni Gonzaga, Angel Locsin, Bea Alonzo, Shaina Magdayao, and Toni Gonzaga, plus Enchong Dee as their only brother.  


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Mary, Marry Me stars (L-R) Toni Gonzaga, Sam Milby, and Alex Gonzaga.


Before the year 2018 closes, Toni Gonzaga stars in another movie about sisters. This time, she’s acting opposite her real-life sister, Alex Gonzaga. Their movie is called Mary, Marry Me, which is also a romantic comedy with Sam Milby as the lone leading man. (Interestingly, Sam is also in Four Sisters and a Wedding, as Bea Alonzo’s boyfriend.)

Produced by TEN17P, Mary, Marry Me is an official entry to this year’s edition of the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), which opens on December 25, Christmas Day.


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Alex (left) and Toni look lovely in their wedding gowns.



In their first movie together, Toni and Alex, play sisters who don’t enjoy the same closeness that they have in real life. Mary, Marry Me’s story revolves around Mary Jane (Toni), an all-around event/wedding organizer, who faces the biggest challenge of her life—when her estranged sister Mary Anne (Alex) shows up with Mary Jane’s ex-boyfriend Pete (Sam Milby). It turns out that Mary Anne and Pete are engaged, and they want Mary Jane to be their wedding planner.

Based on the movie’s trailer, the sisters figure in a few clashes. One such scene shows Alex telling Toni: “Wedding coordinator ka lang, kaya tumabi-tabi ka. Ako ang piniling brand. Ikaw, brand X ka na.”


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Alex (left) and Toni in a confrontation scene as warring sisters Mary Anne and Mary Jane


As the drama-comedy movie goes, Mary Jane decides to continue working on Mary Anne and Pete’s wedding as her way of making up for the lost time with her sister and finding closure with her ex-boyfriend. But as the wedding day nears, the trio’s past issues and buried emotions surface and ultimately compel them to choose what matters most to them: love or family. 


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Sam (center) is torn between sisters Toni and Alex in Mary, Marry Me.


Mary, Marry Me also serves as the much-awaited reunion movie for Toni and Sam. The PBB Otso host and the Halik actor starred in a number of hit romcoms in the past: You Are The One (2006), You Got Me (2007), and My Big Love (2008).

The MMFF 2018 entry also stars Bayani Agbayani, Mela Cantiveros, Moi Bien, and Milo Elmido Jr.


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RC Delos Reyes (second from left) directed Sam, Toni, and, Alex in the wedding movie.


Another thing that makes Mary, Marry Me a family project is that the production company behind it, TINCAN TEN17P, is owned and headed by Toni’s husband, Paul Soriano. Its director, RC Delos Reyes served as supervising producer to Paul’s movie, Siargao, which was an entry to the MMFF 2017.

Now, which Mary will Pete (Sam) end up marrying? Is it going to be Mary Jane (Toni) or Mary Anne (Alex)?  Or none? Let’s find out when the movie opens on Christmas Day!