A Second Chance (2015 film)

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A Second Chance
Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina
Produced by Malou Santos
Written by
  • Carmi Raymundo
  • Vanessa Valdez
Starring
Production
company
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release date
  • November 25, 2015 (2015-11-25)
Running time
130 minutes[1]
Country Philippines
Language
  • Filipino
  • English
Box office

₱445.9 million (Domestic) [2] ₱43.3 million (opening day) and ₱556 million (worldwide)[3] (US$8.8 million (Domestic)

(US$11 million (Worldwide))

A Second Chance is a 2015 Filipino romantic drama film directed by Cathy Garcia Molina starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo. The film is the sequel to Molina's 2007 film One More Chance.[4][5]

The film, upon its release in the Philippines, is a box office success earned ₱43 million in its opening day. A Second Chance also receive generally favorable reviews from film critics and audiences. On its 4th week, the film earned more than ₱556 million worldwide to become the second-highest-grossing Filipino film of all time.

Synopsis[edit]

In the continuation of Popoy and Basha's love story from One More Chance, we find the couple walking down the aisle and vowing to love each other "forever" and "ever." A Second Chance explores the realities and intricacies of Popoy and Basha's married life. We find Popoy as a failed achiever, struggling to keep his business and self-esteem intact, while Basha has given up so much in her life to keep their marriage together.

Cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Special participation[edit]

Production[edit]

Pre-production[edit]

Release[edit]

A Second Chance was released in the Philippines on November 25, 2015. The film is also set to premiere in major cities in Europe starting December 5, 2015.

Marketing[edit]

Star Cinema released a series of promotional materials at their personal account to promote the film. On August 17, 2015, the studio released a teaser of the film,[6] which was followed by the first theatrical teaser on November 2, 2015[7] and a new and longer teaser on November 14, 2015.[8]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

The film was a box office success on its opening day, earning a total of 43.3 million PHP from over 250 cinemas nationwide.[9] Based upon the Philippine box office records, the movie beat out the 32 million PHP 2015 record of the romantic comedy movie Crazy Beautiful You.[10] As of November 27, 2015, the film has earned 100 million PHP. On November 29, 2015, A Second Chance grossed 200 million PHP.[11] Major cinemas nationwide reported that they added more midnight screenings of the movie “due to the deluge of audience in the evening.” [12] As of November 30, 2015, the film has already grossed P300 million, 6 days since its initial release in the Philippines.[13][14] After 10 days of its release, ABS CBN reported that the movie has passed the P400 million mark.[15] More than 4 weeks after its release, Star Cinema has announced that the film has already grossed more than PHP 556,000,000 worldwide making it the first Filipino film to reach the PHP 500 million mark.[16][17]

Critical reception[edit]

The film received generally favorable reviews from audiences and movie critics.

Francis Joseph Cruz of Rappler.com writes, "Thankfully, A Second Chance gives honesty a chance within the business of weaving fables out of the romantic affairs of fictional people. In fact, it is almost a thorough middle-class drama, one that is as sensitive to the unwieldy aspirations of millennial couples as it is to the expectations of its paying audience. Its audacious mix of genre standards with an acute sense of belongingness in this real world of economic ambitions that are almost often betrayed is sincerely rewarding." [18]

Philberty Dy of ClickTheCity rates the movie 4 out of 5 stating, "They break through the barrier of artificiality, and deliver bits of emotion that cannot be ignored. And that’s really something, even given the flaws."[19]

Atty. Ferdinand Topacio asserted in his review posted in Fashionpulis.com that, "A Second Chance is a cut above the rest, intelligent yet entertaining, and everything is above par: direction, editing and writing. The acting part is a given, with two of today's best in the field – John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo – playing the leads." [20]

Irish Eden Belleza of Gulf News in Dubai criticized the film's focus on the two main casts who, according to her, dominated almost every scenes in the movie, and wrote "The movie could have added a little more depth to the characters." However, she said that "for those in rocky relationships looking for reassurance that there is hope at the end of the tunnel and, well, a second chance, this is one feel-good movie they should watch." [21]

The film got 4.5 stars out of 5 in the ticket service site Fandango.com.[22]

International release[edit]

Star Cinema announced that the film will be released in Europe starting December 5, 2015.[23] This is after ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio announced during the recently held iEmmys in New York City that the Kapamilya network and its international arm, The Filipino Channel (TFC), will soon "raise the curtain for more Pinoy greats at Europe’s major theaters."[24] A Second Chance will be screened in Vue Cinemas in the United Kingdom and via other major theaters in Milan, Rome, Messina, Padova, Paris, Madrid, and Vienna starting December 5 and 6.[24] it was also shown in Singapore from December 12 to 13, 2015.

Piracy[edit]

On December 7, 2015, barely 2 weeks after it was released, the film was uploaded on Facebook and shared by tens of thousands of fans. A torrent file was also made available for download and a Compact Disc (CD) is available now in the market. Different copies of the movie have been published nationwide. As of now, Star Cinema has not yet provided any comment on the issue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A SECOND CHANCE (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Philippines Box Office Dec 9-13, 2015". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ "MCN: The Weekend Report December 13th, 2015". Leonard Klady. Movie City News. Retrieved December 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ Movie Queen Bea Alonzo returns for 'One More Chance' sequel. Starcinema.abs-cbn.com (October 9, 2015). Retrieved on 2015-11-29.
  5. ^ Popoy, Basha return for 'A Second Chance'. Starcinema.abs-cbn.com (October 28, 2015). Retrieved on 2015-11-29.
  6. ^ 'One More Chance' Sequel Teaser. ABS-CBN Star Cinema. October 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ 'A Second Chance' Teaser 1. ABS-CBN Star Cinema. October 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ 'A Second Chance' Teaser 2. ABS-CBN Star Cinema. October 26, 2015. 
  9. ^ 'A Second Chance' earns P43.3M on opening day. PEP.ph (November 25, 2015). Retrieved on 2015-11-30.
  10. ^ “A Second Chance” Highest Grossing Non-MMFF Movie Debut with P43.3 Million Earnings. Philnews.ph (November 26, 2015). Retrieved on 2015-11-30.
  11. ^ WATCH: John Lloyd, Bea on 'One More Chance' fans, what convinced them to do 'Second Chance'. Rappler.com (November 24, 2015). Retrieved on 2015-11-30.
  12. ^ “A Second Chance” Highest Grossing Non-MMFF Movie Debut with P43.3 Million Earnings. Philnews.ph (November 26, 2015). Retrieved on 2015-11-30.
  13. ^ 'A Second Chance' earns P400M in 10 days – Star Cinema. Rappler.com. Retrieved on 2015-12-23.
  14. ^ "A Second Chance Earns Over P300 Million in 6 Days. ABSCBNNEWS.com (December 1, 2015). Retrieved on 2015-12-02.
  15. ^ 'A Second Chance' earns P400M in 10 days. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved on 2015-12-23.
  16. ^ "A Second Chance now the highest grossing Filipino film of all time". starcinema.abs-cbn.com (December 18, 2015). Retrieved on 2015-12-19.
  17. ^ 'A Second Chance' now highest grossing Pinoy film. ABSCBNNEWS.com (December 19, 2015). Retrieved on 2015-12-19.
  18. ^ ‘A Second Chance’ Review: Ode to stubborn love. Rappler.com (2015-11-26). Retrieved on 2015-12-23.
  19. ^ Ortiz, Philbert. (2015-11-26) A Second Chance Movie Review – ‘A Second Chance’ Delivers Moments of Devastating Honesty @ ClickTheCity.com Movies. Clickthecity.com. Retrieved on 2015-12-23.
  20. ^ Reader's Review: A Second Chance. Fashion PULIS (2015-12-08). Retrieved on 2015-12-23.
  21. ^ Review: A Second Chance | GulfNews.com
  22. ^ A Second Chance (2015) Movie Reviews | Fan Reviews and Ratings | Fandango. Mobile.fandango.com (2015-11-25). Retrieved on 2015-12-23.
  23. ^ "'A Second Chance' breaks into EU's mainstream film circuit | mb.com.ph | Philippine News". www.mb.com.ph. Archived from the original on 4 December 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-02. 
  24. ^ a b "'A Second Chance' set to open in Europe". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2015-12-02.