One True Love

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One True Love
Promotional poster of One True Love
Directed by Mac Alejandre
Produced by Annette Gozon-Abrogar
Lily Y. Monteverde
Jose Mari Abacan
Roselle Monteverde-Teo
Manny Valera
Written by Anette Gozon-Abrogar
Irma Dimaranan
Maryo J. De los Reyes
Starring Dingdong Dantes
Marian Rivera
Iza Calzado
Music by Von de Guzman
Cinematography Mo Zee
Edited by Sheryll Lopez
Distributed by GMA Films
Regal Entertainment
Release date
  • 19 November 2008 (2008-11-19)
Running time
147 minutes
Country Philippines
Language Filipino/Tagalog
Box office P 64,422,592 [1]

One True Love is a 2008 Philippine romantic film directed by Mac Alejandre, starring Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, with Iza Calzado.[2] The film was released in the Philippines on November 19, 2008.[3]


Migs Mijares (Dingdong Dantes) was so in love with Joy (Marian Rivera) that in less than a year, he asked for her hand in marriage.

Even when Bela (Iza Calzado), the childhood sweetheart of Migs, returned from Canada and made an attempt to win him back, Migs's decision to marry his present girlfriend was resolute.

But early on, a tragedy struck the blissful marriage of Migs and Joy.

Migs had an accident, which caused his isolated retrograde amnesia. His last memory was that of his first and ex-girlfriend, and he forgot everything about his wife.

Joy did her best to bring things back to normal, but her husband could not feel any emotional connection with her. Migs could not take his mind off his first love. Meanwhile, Bela tried so hard to distance herself from her Migs, but the latter was persistent.

For her part, Joy became too interfering, always checking the whereabouts of her husband and monitoring his calls. This provoked Migs to make a choice: Be with his first love.

Joy made a last-ditch effort to save the marriage by talking to Bela but the meeting was futile.

At first, Migs and Bela were happy. But after a while, Migs started missing his wife. He became confused again, and slowly, he began to realize which girl was really his one true love.[4]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Supporting Cast[edit]

Cameo Role[edit]

  • Atty.Adel Tamano
  • Atty. Annette Gozon-Abrogar
  • Roselle Monteverde-Teo


The Cinema Evaluation Board of the Philippines rated the film a "B"

Performances by Dantes and Rivera was raved, but it was Calzado who received the most praise as Manila Bulletin dubs her as "pure crocodile tears".[6] Film critic Karen A. Pagsolingan pointed out that Calzado's "eyes were expressive, and her delivery of lines impressive. There were several scenes where she rendered me speechless".[4] The final gross of the movie is P94,422,592 according to box office mojo.


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