You Changed My Life

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You Changed My Life
You Changed My Life (Movie).jpg
Theatrical movie poster
Directed by Cathy Garcia Molina
Produced by Charo Santos-Concio
Malou Santos
Vic Del Rosario
Written by Raz de la Torre
Screenplay by Carmi Raymundo
Chie Floresca
Norissa R. Soriano
Starring John Lloyd Cruz
Sarah Geronimo
Music by Jessie Lasaten
Cinematography Manuel Teehankee
Edited by Marya Ignacio
Star Cinema
Viva Films
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release date(s)
  • February 25, 2009 (2009-02-25)
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog
Box office ₱225,209,842 [1]

You Changed My Life is a 2009 Filipino romance film starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo. It is the sequel to the 2008 movie A Very Special Love. Filming started in November 2008, and it was released February 25, 2009 by Star Cinema and Viva Films.

It received an “A” rating from the Cinema Evaluation Board of the Philippines. Cathy Garcia Molina reprised directorial duties for the franchise.

The movie once held the highest grossing Filipino film of all time title until it was surpassed by "No Other Woman", "The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin" and "Sisterakas" respectively. It currently holds the sixth highest grossing Filipino film of all time.

A sequel to this film entitled It Takes a Man and a Woman was released on March 30, 2013.


It has been six months since Laida Magtalas won the heart of her prince charming Miggy Montenegro and it has been nothing but good. Laida got promoted from executive assistant to executive accountant, while Miggy has been doing well as he is being mentored by his older brother Art Montenegro. Laida gets an offer from her aunt in Canada where she is being given a good recommendation in order for her to work there.

Miggy's father vouched for his promotion as general manager of the family's industrial laundry business in Laguna but this also prompted a few hesitations from Art. The promotion proved difficult for the couple's relationship as time was a constraint and the relationship suffered from the pressures of being apart. The strain on their relationship was only aggravated by introduction of Macoy, who Miggy is jealous of. Macoy is Laida's long time friend who she had a falling out with after Macoy did not keep his promise to her of going to the same college. Things went further haywire when Miggy had to fix a few issues in the plant when he accepted orders from his brother Art's ex-girlfriend, Christina. His company's demand volume was too much for their man-power thus making some workers unhappy which lead to a labour strike. His father stepped in and help resolve the issue but Miggy had to set expectations to the clients affected by the strike. Those business meetings that preceded prompted Miggy to almost miss a wedding that Laida and him would go to. He got there late and saw Laida crying with Macoy beside her, emotions clashed between the two and they decided to cool-off for the time being.

The industrial laundry business soon was working in optimum efficiency which made his brother trust him more, to the point of having him take over the family telecom stake in China. In the Montenegro group of companies annual general meeting, Laida saw Miggy for the first time after the argument, Laida simply said "Good morning, Sir", then left the venue right away. At the actual meeting, Miggy was announced as the officer in charge of the telecoms business.

Macoy talked sense to Laida to go back and pursue Miggy. She met Miggy in the garden where she said she still loved him. Miggy suggested that it will be a more challenging time for them, but he also said he loved her. The two share a ten-second kiss which Laida times.



The film was graded "A" by the Cinema Evaluation Board.[2]
Philippine Entertainment Portal describe the film as "Entertaining and engaging!".[2] gave the film 3.5/5 ratings.

Box office[edit]

The film was a huge box office success surpassing it's precedent. The film broke many Philippine box office records. It earned ₱225,209,842 in its seven weeks run at the box office.[1]

Home video[edit]

After the theatrical run of You Changed My Life, the film is made available on original DVDs and VCDs distributed by Viva Video, Inc. and Star Home Video on April 2009.[3]


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2010 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards[4] Box Office King John Lloyd Cruz Won
Box-Office Queen Sarah Geronimo Won
Film Director of the Year Cathy Garcia Molina Won


  1. ^ a b "You Changed My Life". Box Office Mojo. April 8–12, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b You changed my life got an A via
  3. ^ home video via
  4. ^ "ABS-CBN big winner at GMMSF Entertainment Awards". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2014-05-21.