Love Me Again (film)

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Love Me Again
LoveMeAgainPoster.jpg
Theatrical movie poster
Directed by Rory Quintos[1]
Produced by Malou Santos
Elma Medua
Written by

Arah Jell Badayos

Jewel Castro
Starring Angel Locsin
Piolo Pascual
Music by "I Don't Want You to Go" by Piolo Pascual
Raul Mitra
Edited by Marya Ignacio
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release dates
  • December 6, 2008 (2008-12-06) (United States)
  • January 15, 2009 (2009-01-15) (Philippines)
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog
Box office P65.1M

Love Me Again is a 2008 Filipino film starring Angel Locsin with Piolo Pascual released under Star Cinema. The film was directed by award-winning film director Rory Quintos.

Love Me Again had its world premiere in Los Angeles on December 6, 2008 and in San Francisco, California on December 7, 2008. It opened in Philippine theaters last January 15, 2009. This film is the first ever Philippine film with an all cast of Filipinos to be shown in a premiere in the United States and this is also the first big-screen team-up of Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin.

Overview[edit]

Production[edit]

The cast, including Angel Locsin and Piolo Pascual, trained for weeks in horseback riding at the Manila Polo Club under the guidance of couturiers Vic Barba and Mikee Cojuangco. The film was shot in Impasug-ong and Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. It was also shot in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.[1][2]

The film was retitled from Land Down Under to Love Me Again.[3]

Plot[edit]

Arah (Angel Locsin) dreams of a better life—different from the life she knows in Bukidnon. Ranches everywhere are closing one by one. The glory her hometown once knew was slowly disappearing in favour of life abroad, particularly in Australia. Arah believes this too. Australia will save them from poverty. But Migo (Piolo Pascual) does not share this belief. He believes that Bukidnon’s glory will return if only people didn’t leave.

When Arah’s father suddenly encounters an accident, Arah is left with no choice but to seek better opportunities to earn money. Arah, in desperation accepts money from the Australian rancher Brian in exchange for a contract. Her decision breaks Migo’s heart. The two part ways, their problems unresolved.

With the help of her co-workers, especially her newfound friend, Ina (a Filipina working there as a cook), Arah slowly adjusted to the life in Australia. She is willing to hold her ground and tough it up along with the boys just to fulfill her dreams for herself and her family. It was this determination that caught the attention of the cold and mysterious Brian.

Meanwhile, Migo was experiencing his own wave of reality. Bukidnon is not what it used to be. And fighting to keep a ranch alive and working is something he cannot do without enough experience. Despite his enthusiasm and hard work, his investments crumble slowly until he is left with nothing but a humbling realization—there is money in Australia, but his dreams shouldn’t really end there. Migo decides to give the land down under a try. With fierce hopes of earning back what he lost, he flies to Australia, to the land where his beloved Arah went when she left him for her dreams.

Suddenly, Migo’s presence at the ranch is making Arah suspicious. It’s been years—why is he suddenly there? But destiny has other plans for the two. By a simple twist of fate, the two are thrown together on an errand. The close proximity forces the two to confront their past. And undeniably, their feelings for each other resurface.

Will Arah let Migo in her heart again or will she let him go completely for the sake of Brian and her family? And will Migo find the courage to fight for her or learn to accept that he has lost her forever?

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Land Down Under has a total gross of ₱ 65.1 million, according to Box Office Mojo.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lo, Ricardo (August 27, 2008). "Piolo, Angel insured for ‘risky’ Star Cinema starrer". Philippine Star. (Tagalog)
  2. ^ Bonifacio, Julie (August 23, 3008). "Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin set to start shooting their film for Star Cinema". Philippine Entertainment Portal.  Check date values in: |date= (help)(Tagalog)
  3. ^ Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (3 December 2008). ""Land Down Under" is now "Love Me Again"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 8 December 2008. 
  4. ^ Lucio, Remedios (June 27, 2008). "Angel Locsin's movie to be shoot in Bukinon and Australia". Philippine Entertainment Portal. (Tagalog)
  5. ^ 2012 Philippines Yearly Box Office Results
  6. ^ PEP.ph. "PEP EXCLUSIVE: Star Cinema reveals box-office gross of its films in 2009 | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". PEP.ph. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 

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