The Achy Breaky Hearts

The Achy Breaky Hearts

Theatrical movie poster
Directed by Antoinette Jadaone
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Yoshke Dimen
  • Antoinette Jadaone
Story by Antoinette Jadaone
Cinematography Pong Ignacio
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release dates
  • June 29, 2016 (2016-06-29)
Country Philippines
  • Tagalog
  • English
Box office ₱14 million[1]
(opening day)

The Achy Breaky Hearts is a 2016 Filipino romantic comedy film directed by Antoinette Jadaone, starring Ian Veneracion, Richard Yap, and Jodi Sta. Maria. The film was produced by Star Cinema and to be released on June 29, 2016 in theaters nationwide.[2][3][4]

The film was inspired by the 1992 pop hit of the same title by American singer Billy Ray Cyrus.[3]

The film was also intended to cash-in from the success of two of Jodi Sta. Maria's previous TV projects: Be Careful With My Heart, where she starred opposite Richard Yap, and Pangako Sa 'Yo remake where she starred opposite Ian Veneracion.


Chinggay (Jodi Sta. Maria), a jewelry shop manager, is one of the single women in their 30’s who feels the pressure to find love. She goes out on dates with men but none of them seem to make the cut. You may blame her high standards but the pain from her previous relationship could also be affecting her judgment on men. Now, her love life is suffering a drought for seven years. Everything changes when suddenly, two men are interested to be with her. Ryan (Ian Veneracion) bought an engagement ring from Chinggay only to be rejected by his girlfriend. Chinggay helps Ryan to get back with his girlfriend but they end up losing the ring and becoming good friends. On the other hand, Chinggay’s ex-boyfriend Frank (Richard Yap) is persistent to redeem himself and to prove that he deserves a second chance with Chinggay. Chinggay finds herself torn between two kinds of love. A guy who she still loves, and a guy she now loves. Will she choose one over the other? Or will she realize that the love that she needs won’t come from either?


Main cast

Supporting cast


Days after the movie's theater release, a pirated copy of it had been leaked online on social media and filesharing sites. The director and the cast all tweeted against piracy and had sworn to take legal actions against everyone responsible for the leak. [5]


  1. "'Achy Breaky Hearts' opening day pulls in P14M". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN. June 30, 2016. Event occurs at 01:05 AM. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  2. "Jodi Sta. Maria reunites with Richard Yap and Ian Veneracion for rom-com movie". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  3. 1 2 "Jodi-Richard-Ian movie title revealed". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN. May 25, 2016. Event occurs at 09:32 PM. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  4. "WATCH: Full trailer of Jodi, Richard, Ian romantic-comedy film". Philippine Star. June 9, 2016. Event occurs at 11:18 AM. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  5. "Antoinette Jadaone cries foul as 'Achy Breaky Hearts' leaked". Rappler. July 4, 2016. Event occurs at 12 AM.
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