Tuesday, November 4, 2008

"My Only U" Hits P11 Million on Opening Day

A young woman dying of a rare disease and a young landlord try to beat the odds by living life to the fullest and making the most of their time together here on earth.

Starring Vhong Navarro and Toni Gonzaga, My Only U injects humor and love in what is otherwise a topic that many refuse to talk about: death. Winona (Toni) comes from a family whose members often pass away before reaching the age of 25. Her neighbor Bong (Vhong), who happens to manage the compound where she lives, is secretly in love with her but he couldn't find the courage to propose to her.

Just like in the 1972 hit romance-drama Love Story (starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw), Bong is confronted with the same dilemma: What would you do if the girl you love has only a few days to live? How much is he willing to love knowing that he will just lose her before long?

The latest 15th anniversary offering of Star Cinema, My Only U, will have its regular screening in Guam until November 20 at the Micronesia Mall. Last October 29, My Only U opened in Philippine cinemas nationwide and reached box-office sales amounting to P11 million, according to Star Cinema.

This romantic comedy is directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, the same person who helmed the blockbuster hit A Very Special Love starring Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz.

"It's a move that will capture your hearts di lang dahil sa character ni Vhong at character ko, kundi dahil sa storya mismo ng pelikula," says Toni. "Sa pelikulang ito, pag-uusapan kung paano mo nga ba mamahalin ang isang taong di na magtatagal or wala kang kasiguraduhan. At paano mo mamahalin ang isang taong sarado na ang puso sa pagmamahal. Paano mo bubuksan ang puso mo sa pagmamahal and at the same time, para sa mga taong ayaw ng magmahal. Paano mo bubuksan ang puso mo sa isang tao na di ka naman sigurado kung habambuhay kang nandyan para sa kanya. Because this is the story about someone who is leaving at makikita n'yo naman ang mangyayari kung mamamatay siya o hindi."

Vhong points out, "Si Toni kasi, mamamatay e, may sakit siya. Yung character ko gagawin ang lahat para sa kontiong sandali para mabigay mo lahat na di pa niya nagagawa kasi konti na lang ang buhay niya, maiksi na lang ang buhay niya. Sa sobrang mahal mo sya, lahat gagawin mo para sa kanya. Di baleng mapabayaan mo trabaho mo, mga kaibigan mo basta para sa kanya gagawin mo lahat kaya 'my only u.'

Aside from Toni and Vhong, My Only � also stars Dennis Padilla (as the blind father of Winona), Janus del Prado, Empoy Marquez, Arlene Muhlach, Kitkat, and Benjie Paras (as the persistent ghost who aims to cross over to the other side by completing his earthly duties).

Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus housemate Beauty Gonzalez and comedienne Vangie Labalan are also part of this romantic comedy.

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