One More Try (film)
|One More Try|
Theatrical movie poster
|Directed by||Ruel S. Bayani|
|Distributed by||Star Cinema|
|Box office||₱213 million|
One More Try is a 2012 Filipino drama film starring Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, Dingdong Dantes and Zanjoe Marudo. The film was one of the eight official entries to the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival. The film was produced by Star Cinema and released December 25, 2012.
One More Try became a blockbuster hit, where it was hailed as the second top grosser of 2012 MMFF. The film earned numerous accolades. On the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival, the film won six awards including "Best Picture" and "Best Actor" for Dingdong Dantes. On the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies, Angel Locsin won the "Best Actress" award. On the 61st FAMAS Awards, the film won two acting awards including Best Actress award for Locsin.
Grace (Angel Locsin) is a single mother willing to sacrifice everything to save her ill son, Botchok (Miguel Vergara). Grace lives a good life with her son and supportive boyfriend, Tristan (Zanjoe Marudo). When Botchok’s rare blood disease became severe, Grace was forced to reconnect with Botchok’s biological father, Edward (Dingdong Dantes). Edward, an accomplished man married to an equally successful Jacqueline (Angelica Panganiban), is uncomfortable with reconnecting with Grace. Having no children of their own, Jacqueline gives her blessings for Edward to reconnect with Grace to help save their son. The reconnection with Grace and Botchok starts to taint Edward and Jacqueline's marriage.
- Angel Locsin as Grace
- Angelica Panganiban as Jacqueline
- Dingdong Dantes as Edward
- Zanjoe Marudo as Tristan
- Carmina Villaroel as Dra. Chesca
- Agot Isidro as Marga
- Gina Pareño as Lola Medy
- Mel Kimura
- Malou Crisologo
- Edward Mendez as Archie
- Ian Galliguez as Helper
- Thou Reyes
- Jose Sarasola
- Miguel Vergara as Bochok
Angel Locsin, one of the female leads, stated in an interview that she initially hesitated to accept the role of Grace. She had doubts if she could portray the role of a mother because she has yet to experience being a mother in real life.
Dingdong Dantes was cast as Edward. According to the director, Ruel S. Bayani, Dantes' acting performance in the horror film "Segunda Mano" (an MMFF movie entry garnering Dantes the best actor award) was one of the reasons why he was chosen for the role. Bayani added that they wanted to cast a new mix of actors for the film to give it a "different flavor". This 38th MMFF entry marks Dingdong Dantes' second big screen project under Star Cinema after Segunda Mano.
The film was graded "A" by the Cinema Evaluation Board, and it received R-13 rating by the MTRCB.
Speculations surfaced about its uncanny similarity to the Chinese film In Love We Trust, released in 2007. Both movies have similar story lines. The initial booking title of "One More Try", per National Cinema Association of the Philippines, was "In Love We Trust".
One More Try opened at third place with a first-day gross of ₱8.8 million in Metro Manila and ₱4.8 million in provinces for a total of ₱13.6 million nationwide behind Sisterakas and Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako, which opened in first and second place respectively. In the fourth day of showing, the film grossed with over ₱78 million which overtook Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako which grossed over ₱69 million.
The film had its television premiere on October 27, 2013 in the cable channel Cinema One.
Awards and nominations
|Award Giving Body||Award||Recipient(s)||Result|
|38th Metro Manila Film Festival|
|Best Actor||Dingdong Dantes||Won|
|Best Actress||Angel Locsin||Nominated|
|Best Director||Ruel S. Bayani||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Zanjoe Marudo||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Gina Pareño||Nominated|
|Best Child Performer||Miguel Vergara||Won|
|Best Editing||Vito Kahili||Won|
|Best Screenplay||Anna Karenina Ramos, Kriz Gazmen, Jay Fernando||Won|
|Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence||Won|
|29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies|
|Movie of the Year||Nominated|
|Movie Director of the Year||Ruel S. Bayani||Nominated|
|Movie Actress of the Year||Angel Locsin||Won|
|Movie Actor of the Year||Dingdong Dantes||Nominated|
|Movie Supporting Actor||Zanjoe Marudo||Nominated|
|Movie Child Performer of the Year||Miguel Vergara||Nominated|
|Movie Screenwriter of the Year||Kriz Gazmen, Jay Fernando, and Anna Karenina Ramos||Nominated|
|Movie Cinematographer of the Year||Charlie Peralta||Nominated|
|Movie Production Designer of the Year||Nancy Arcega||Nominated|
|Movie Editor of the Year||Vito Cajili||Nominated|
|Movie Musical Scorer of the Year||Raul Mitra||Nominated|
|Movie Sound Engineer of the Year||Arnel Labayo||Nominated|
|44th Box-Office Entertainment Awards|
|Film Actor of the Year||Dingdong Dantes||Won|
|Film Actress of the Year||Angel Locsin||Won|
|Film Actress of the Year||Angelica Panganiban||Won|
|61st FAMAS Awards||Best Actress of the Year||Angel Locsin||Won|
|Best Actress of the Year||Angelica Panganiban||Nominated|
|Best Actor of the Year||Dingdong Dantes||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor of the Year||Zanjoe Marudo||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress of the Year||Carmina Villaroel||Nominated|
|Best Child Performer of the Year||Miguel Vergara||Won|
|10th Golden Screen Awards for Film||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama)||Angelica Panganiban||Nominated|
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- Trophy Wife
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- The Gifted
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- Video on YouTube
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- "One More Try Movie". Retrieved 2012-06-27.
- "38th Metro Manila Film Festival winners". Yahoo! OMG!.
- "Angel hesitated to accept 'One More Try' role". abs-cbnnews.com.
- "Why Dingdong is part of Star Cinema film 'One More Try'". abs-cbnnews.com.
- Trailer on YouTube
- "'One More Try' gets A rating from CEB".
- "'Star Cinema books One More Try as In Love We Trust".
- "'Sisterakas' first-day earnings set record". abs-cbnnews.
- "Sisterakas leads in box-office race of the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival". pep.ph.
- "Nora Aunor and Dingdong Dantes hailed Best Actress and Best Actor at the 2012 MMFF Awards Night; One More Try wins Best Picture". pep.ph.
- "Angel Locsin and ER Ejercito repeat wins at Star Awards for Movies". pep.ph. March 11, 2013.
- "44th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- "Angel Locsin and ER Ejercito win top acting honors at 61st FAMAS Awards". pep.ph. April 22, 2013.