DonBelle’s New Movie Might Just Make Convenience Stores Sexy Again

Find chips, soda, and a love life at your nearest convenience store.

Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano’s new movie, An Inconvenient Love, is coming this November, which means it’s time to save up on those movie tickets.

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When Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano teamed up for Love Is Colorblind in December 2021, it was a film that already had significant hype behind it considering that it was their first film together as a love team. That hype would soon carry the movie to financial success as it became the highest grossing local movie of 2021. Given that, it wasn’t a surprise to learn that more DonBelle movies were greenlit and recently, we finally have our first look at their next film together. And this time, Donny and Belle are leaving high school and painting behind for the convenience store.


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A few weeks ago, Star Cinema sent the internet on a tizzy when they dropped the teaser poster for DonBelle’s next movie, An Inconvenient Love. While it didn’t reveal much, it did show Belle sporting new highlights and Donny wearing glasses as the two enjoyed a meal in what looks like the parking lot of a convenience store. It also included the tagline: “Quick. Easy. Convenient?” But the news that got people really talking was the fact that not only is the movie going to be DonBelle’s first film to be screened in cinemas, it will also be the first Star Cinema project to be screened in movie theaters in over three years.

Out of all the projects they had, Star Cinema decided to choose DonBelle’s next movie as their return to the cinema, which should tell you all you need to know about the superstar love team. That’s quite the flex if you ask us.

And just recently, Star Cinema revealed more details about the movie with a new poster. Aside from revealing the film’s title, we also now who’s directing the project, and it’s none other than award-winning director Petersen Vargas. In case you aren’t familiar with his work, he’s the man behind projects such as 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten, Hello, Stranger, and How To Die Young In Manila. The script, meanwhile, is being written by Enrico Santos and Daisy Cayanan. Fun fact: the latter wrote James & Pat & Dave, which technically serves as the first time Donny and Belle were in the same movie.


At this point, we don’t know a whole lot of the movie, yet. But given the clues and hints, we have a guess on where this movie is going. Given the heavy use of the convenience store motif, its tagline, the film’s title, and the play on its meaning, it seems that the film will revolve around finding an inconvenient love in what should be a convenient place. The convenience store should be a place where you get what you need relatively hassle free. But that may not apply here.


Donny and Belle’s characters may initially fall in love not because of their deep passion for each other, but to just satisfy a situation they find themselves in. Their intentions for each other will probably not be clear cut in the beginning, which may make for an intriguing plot. An Inconvenient Love releases this November 23, 2022. In the meantime, keep a look out for more details on the project as Star Cinema’s marketing campaign slowly ramps up.

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