I Love You, Goodbye

I Love You, Goodbye

Theatrical movie poster
Directed by Laurice Guillen
Produced by Malou Santos
Written by Vanessa Valdez
Kris Gazmen
Karen Ramos
Starring Angelica Panganiban
Gabby Concepcion
Kim Chiu
Derek Ramsay
Music by I Love You, Goodbye by Juris
Cinematography Lee Briones Meily
Edited by Manet Dayrit
Efren Jarlego
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release dates
  • December 25, 2009 (2009-12-25)
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog
Budget P 30,000,000
Box office P 125,000,000

I Love You, Goodbye is a 2009 Filipino film starring Angelica Panganiban, Gabby Concepcion, Derek Ramsay and Kim Chiu. It is produced and released by Star Cinema. It is also the official entry of Star Cinema to the 35th Metro Manila Film Festival.

The film was also shown in select cities in the United States in January 2010 via ABS-CBN International.


Lizelle Jimenez (Angelica Panganiban) is in a new relationship with Surgeon Adrian Benitez (Gabby Concepcion).

Everything appears to be going well until Adrian's daughter from a previous marriage, Ysa (Kim Chiu), arrives from abroad and lives with them. Ysa, spares no time in showing her dislike for Lizelle, unbeknownst to Adrian.

Adrian is sued for malpractice and the investigation start to cause conflict in Adrian and Lizelle's relationship.

Feeling unwanted Lizelle finds comfort in the seductive photographer Gary Angeles (Derek Ramsay) whom we discover early on as the ex-boyfriend of Lizelle (of four years), but is now dating Ysa.

Lizelle and Gary rekindled their romance, with the latter admitting that he dated Ysa to get back with Lizelle. Ysa tried to win Gary's heart but Gary admitted that he loved someone else.

Lizelle and Gary decided to run away together, but Lizelle was stood up. Lizelle went back to Adrian and asked to be married to him. They were in the midst of the wedding preparation when a lawyer sought Lizelle out, stating that Lizelle is the sole beneficiary of Gary, and was shown a death certificate. Adrian went home to Lizelle crying on the sofa, admitting she tried to leave him for Gary, but he didn't show up. Then she presented him the death certificate stating he knows Gary died because he is listed as the first responder.

Adrian recounted his story, he admitted to Lizelle that he knows she is meeting Gary that day and is leaving him. He went to Gary stating he wont give her without a fight, while arguing, Gary tried to cross the road but got struck by a car. He was dead on arrival.

Lizelle asked for forgiveness. They resolved their problems and decided to continue with the marriage. Lizelle was then shown laying flowers down at Gary's tomb before walking away hand in hand with Adrian.

Cast and characters

Main cast


Supporting cast



I Love You Goodbye grossed a total of ₱94.2 million as of January 7, 2010, where the film fest officially closed. It took the second spot in terms of box-office performance. The film came right after Ang Panday, which grossed ₱99.4 million.[2] And as of January 15, 2010, the film had grossed ₱108 million, according to the statement released by Star Cinema. It became one of the most successful romantic-drama movies from Star Cinema.[3]


The movie received positive feedback. Angelica Panganiban's acting was excellent as expected by many. Kim Chiu's performance was subtle as the villain. Her character brought about the movie's conflict. Both actresses received positive reviews on their performance.

Awards and Nominations

Award Giving Body Award RecipientResult
35th Metro Manila Film Festival[4] 2nd Best Festival Picture I Love You, GoodbyeWon
Best Original Story Vanessa Valdez, Kris Gazmen, Karen RamosWon
Best Cinematography Lee Briones MeilyWon
Best Film Editor Manet Dayrit, Efren JarlegoWon
Best Actress Angelica PanganibanNominated
Best ActorGabby Concepcion and Derek RamsayNominated
Best Supporting ActressKim ChiuNominated
12th Gawad PASADO Awards PinakaPASADOng Katuwang na Aktres (Best Supporting Actress) Kim ChiuNominated
26th PMPC Star Awards for Movies[5] Movie of the Year I Love You, GoodbyeNominated
Movie Director of the Year Laurice GuillenNominated
Movie Actress of the Year Angelica PanganibanNominated
Movie Supporting Actress of the Year Kim ChiuNominated
Movie Original Screenplay of the Year Laurice Guillen, Mark Meily, and Karen RamosNominated
Movie Cinematographer of the Year Lee MeilyNominated
Movie Editor of the Year Manet DayritNominated
Movie Production of the Year Edgar Martin LittauaNominated
Movie Musical Scorer of the Year Von De GuzmanNominated
Movie Sound Engineer of the Year Albert Michael IdiomaNominated


  1. Fionna Acaba (29 December 2009). "Kim Chiu admits she was nervous about her role in I Love You, Goodbye". ABS-CBN Interactive Inc. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  2. Erwin Santiago & Nora Calderon (8 January 2010). "Ang Panday is the official top grosser of the 35th Metro Manila Film Festival". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  3. Jocelyn Dimaculangan (15 January 2010). "PEP EXCLUSIVE: Star Cinema reveals box-office gross of its films in 2009". Philippine Entertainment Portal Inc. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  4. Jeffrey Osoc (30 December 2009). "35th Metro Manila Film Fest winners unveiled". Philippine Entertainment Portal Inc. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  5. Mell T Navarro (17 March 2010). "PMPC announces nominees for the 26th Star Awards for Movies". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 25 March 2013.

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