My Cactus Heart

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Theatrical movie poster
Directed by Enrico C. Santos
Produced by Charo Santos-Concio
Malou Santos
Written by Enrico C. Santos
Screenplay by Enrico C. Santos
Ricardo Fernando III
Raz de la Torre
Jerry Gracio
Starring Maja Salvador
Matteo Guidicelli
Xian Lim
Music by Francis Concio
Cinematography Sherman So
Manuel Teehankee
Edited by Vanessa De Leon
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release date
  • January 25, 2012 (2012-01-25)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Philippines
  • Tagalog
  • English
Box office P23,008,393[1]

My Cactus Heart (stylized as #MyCactusHeart) is a 2012 Filipino romantic comedy film directed by Enrico Santos, starring Maja Salvador, Matteo Guidicelli, and introducing Xian Lim.[2][3][4]

It is the first independent film produced by Skylight Films which premiered inside the PBB house on January 24. 2012. It was released nationwide on January 25, 2012.[5][6]


Sandy (Maja Salvador) is a hopeless romantic who has dumped many boyfriends and also rejected a number of suitors. Her life changes when she meets Bene (Xian Lim), a handsome heartthrob, at work. However, her friend Carlo (Matteo Guidicelli) will do everything to have her reciprocate his affection.


My Cactus heart, A thorny love story revolves on Sandy (Maja Salvador), a hopeless romantic girl whose heart and mind is very optimistic believing there is only one great perfect love. After discovering the infidelity of her father, she sworn off love, she thinks men are heels. Now she is known as heart breaker, 'BASTED-ERA' - that's Sandy who always find reasons to reject men who hangs around her. She feels she will end up being hurt, just what like her father did to her mother. She has dumped every man she has been in a relationship with, ignored and denied suitors who would love to ask her out. Now, who might be the lucky guy to enter her thorny heart? Will it be her friend Carlo (Matteo Guidicelli), a waiter of a family business, who is repeatedly rejected by Sandy, but doesn't take NO for an answer, or her handsome new co-worker Benedict (Xian Lim)?[7]


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#MyCactusHeart had a total gross receipts of P23,008,393, as of its third week.[1] It ranked 4th Top Grossing Indie Film of 2012[9] and one of the 20 Top Grossing Filipino films of 2012.[10]

It is one of the most successful indie films of 2012 beating other mainstream films of GMA Films, Viva Films, and Regal Films.


Star Records released the soundtrack of the movie, containing 12 tracks.[11] Sam Milby made a cover of "Kaba", which was originally sung by Tootsie Guevarra[12][13] for the film's soundtrack album, however, in the official music video, it was sung by Matteo Guidicelli.[14][15]


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