Diary ng Panget (film)

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Diary ng Panget
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAndoy Ranay
Screenplay byMel Mendoza-del Rosario
Story byDenny R.[1]
Based onDiary ng Panget
by Denny R.[2]
Produced byVic del Rosario Jr.
CinematographyPao Orendain
Edited byTara Illenberger
Music byTeresa Barrozo
Release date
  • April 2, 2014 (2014-04-02)
Running time
114 minutes[3]
  • English
  • Filipino
Box office₱120 million[4][5]

Diary ni Regacho(lit.'Diary of an Ugly Person') (also known as Diary ni Regacho: The Movie) is a 2014 Filipino romantic comedy film based on the best-selling novel of the same name written and published on Wattpad by Denny R.[1][2][6] The film was directed by Andoy Ranay and stars Nadine Lustre, James Reid, Yassi Pressman, and Andre Paras. It was distributed by Viva Films and released on April 2, 2014, in theaters nationwide.[7][8][9]

The film was received well by fans but heavily panned by most critics with its initial mixed reviews, claiming that the story and the cast has a lack of formula, efforts and calling the story as "cliché". Despite the poor reviews from the critics, the film was a box office success, grossing with an estimated amount of ₱120 million.


Eya (Nadine Lustre) is a kind-hearted girl who has faced several difficulties in life. Orphaned at the age of 14, her aunt adopts her but kicks her out as soon as she turns 18. Unable to make ends meet, she gets a new job as a personal maid only to realize she has to look after Cross (James Reid), an egoistic young man who she calls the "monster". Cross, having lost his mother at a young age, has grown resentful towards everybody around him. But regardless of their differences, they start developing feelings for each other. Eya does not realize this and starts developing a crush on her best friend Chad (Andre Paras), but later lets go of him since he likes her friend Lory (Yassi Pressman). However, Lory has had a crush on Cross since when they were in kindergarten and feels betrayed when Eya starts spending more time with Cross. Chad comforts Lory and expresses his love, which makes her think about exploring other options. Lory makes up with Eya and they decide to go to the school masquerade ball together. Eya gets to dance with a handsome young man who she thinks is her "prince charming", but she fails to recognize him with his mask on. The next day, Eya and her friends help her in finding her prince by measuring the height, voice, and foot size of all the guys in school but fails miserably.

At the end of the day, Eya gets a call from a man telling her to meet him since he has something to discuss with her. When she meets this man, he claims to be her "prince charming". Cross interrupts them claiming that the man is lying, and the man explains that he was sent by someone in order to provoke the real "prince charming". When Eya confronts Cross about this he comes clean about being her "prince", he also confesses that he likes her, and also explains that she couldn't recognize his voice since he had a cold the day of the ball. Eya then accepts the fact that she likes him too, and agrees to be his girlfriend.




Due to the success of the movie, the soundtrack for the film was released March 26, 2014 by Viva Records with a co-production of Flipmusic records.[11] The physical copy of soundtrack is available in leading music stores and digitally via iTunes.[12]

Diary ng Panget (Original Movie Soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedMarch 26, 2014
LabelViva Records
1."No Erase"James Reid and Nadine Lustre3:39
2."Rocketeer"James Reid and Nadine Lustre4:09
3."Paligoy-ligoy"Nadine Lustre3:18
4."Natataranta"James Reid3:09
5."Di Ko Alam"Yassi Pressman and Andre Paras3:36
6."Dyosa"Yumi Lacsamana3:37
7."Kakaibabe"Donnalyn Bartolome3:31
8."Labing Isang Numero"Thyro Alfaro3:09
9."Halika Na"Shehyee feat. Ann B. Mateo3:54
10."Dinggin"Sugar High4:17
Total length:34:59


Critical response[edit]

Diary ng Panget received mixed to negative reviews from critics.

Zig Marasigan of Rappler states that Diary ng Panget provides very little insight on the modern-day troubles of a young adult. "It succeeds in bringing together a particularly charming cast with relative newcomer Nadine Lustre leading the charge. Director Andoy Ranay does well to draw an entertaining amount of chemistry between his 4 actors, but unfortunately fails to keep the story, as well as its characters, from breaking out."[13]

Philbert Ortiz-Dy of Click the City gave a negative review in the film, stating that "[t]he simplicity of the story is further undermined by the confusing direction. The film seems to struggle with staging a lot of scenes, the punchlines lost in the odd rhythms of the filmmaking." He also stated that "[t]he direction really fails the cast of young actors, who are acting their hearts out [...] Diary ng Panget is squandered by the subpar direction. The looseness of the narrative might have even been an asset if the direction was more inclined to make bolder or more well thought-out choices about how it presented the story."[14]

Box office[edit]

According to the film's distributor, the film gathered PHP 12—15 million on its first day of showing.[15] The film grossed PHP 61,324,157 on its first five days of showing according to Box Office Mojo.[16] The movie ran for 5 weeks and by the final week of run, Box Office Mojo reported a total gross of[17][18] PHP 119,534,657 [4][5] (or estimated PHP 120 million) as the final box office result of the film,[19] receiving the 9th place in the top ten highest grossing Filipino films of 2014.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Denny R." Wattpad. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Agting, Ira (March 29, 2014). "'Diary ng Panget' writer Denny on teen success, casting the movie". Rappler. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  3. ^ "Diary ng Panget (2014) on Click the City". Click the City. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Diary ng Panget (2014)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Highest Grossing Filipino Films for 2014 on dalebacar". dalebacar. Archived from the original on August 29, 2014. Retrieved Aug 26, 2014.
  6. ^ "Diary ng Panget". Wattpad. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  7. ^ Ricky Lo (February 24, 2014). "Diary ng Panget could earn millions at the tills, if." Philippine Star. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  8. ^ "Diary ng Panget (2014) Official Trailer". YouTube. Viva Films. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  9. ^ Red, Isah V. (August 14, 2014). "Pop novels new source for Tagalog movies". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  10. ^ Rose Garcia (March 29, 2014). "Nadine Lustre on upcoming movie Diary Ng Panget: "It's a make or break for me but...kaya naming itawid 'to."". PEP.ph. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  11. ^ MST Entertainment (March 29, 2014). "'Diary Ng Panget The Movie' for daydreaming teens". Philippine Star. Event occurs at 6:00 PM. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  12. ^ "Diary ng Panget (Original Movie Soundtrack)". iTunes. Viva Records and iTunes. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  13. ^ Marasigan, Zig (April 5, 2014). "'Diary ng Panget' Review: Where youth is only skin deep". Rappler. Zig Marasigan and Rappler. Event occurs at 12:03 PM. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  14. ^ Philbert Ortiz-Dy (April 3, 2014). "New Dog, Old Tricks". Click the City. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  15. ^ MST Entertainment (April 8, 2014). "Diary ng Panget a box office hit". Manila Standard Today. Viva Films and Manila Standard. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  16. ^ "Viva Films' "Diary ng Panget: The Movie" Rakes 61M in Five Days". Lion Heart. Box Office Mojo. April 9, 2014. Archived from the original on August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  17. ^ Box Office Mojo (June 9, 2014). "Philippines Box Office April 30-May 4, 2014". Yahoo. Yahoo Philippines and Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  18. ^ Plaza, Gerry (June 9, 2014). "A heartening trend for Philippine cinema". Yahoo. Yahoo Philippines and Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  19. ^ Sake, Rob (June 18, 2014). "Maybe This Time Earns P117.3 Million After Two Weeks of Showing". Philippine News. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 16, 2014.

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