When I Met U

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When I Met U
Promotional poster
Directed by Joel Lamangan
Produced by Roselle Monteverde-Teo
Jose Mari Abacan
Written by Aloy Adlawan
Starring Richard Gutierrez
KC Concepcion
Music by Von de Guzman
Cinematography Mo Zee
Edited by Marya Ignacio
Distributed by GMA Films
Regal Entertainment
Release date
  • February 11, 2009 (2009-02-11)
Running time
134 minutes
Country Philippines
Language Filipino/Tagalog
Box office P64,287,599[1]

When I Met U is a 2009 Filipino romantic comedy film directed by Joel Lamangan. The screenplay by Aloy Adlawan was written for Jose Javier Reyes to direct, Reyes later left after "creative difference". The title of the film is derived from an OPM song by Filipino musical group Apo Hiking Society called "When I Met You" which is also the film's official soundtrack.

The film premiered in the Philippines on February 11, 2009 – being the second movie of Richard Gutierrez and KC Concepcion after For the First Time, and the fifth Valentine movie in five consecutive years.[2]


Jenny (KC Concepcion) is an unpretentious mall promodizer searching for true love. A hopeless romantic, her quest leads her to Benjie (Richard Gutierrez), a cargo pilot who offers her the love she truly yearns. An unlikely romance begins when she hitches a ride with Benjie to attend a wedding in Palawan. On board, they openly show their dislike for each other but when the aircraft crashes in an unknown island, the two turn to each other for comfort and eventually absolve their differences.[3]

Principal cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The film has received generally positive reviews from critics, obtaining a Grade B from the Cinema Evaluation Board, although to Bong De Leon of Journal Online, "KC Concepcion and Richard Gutierrez can now heave a sigh of relief after their second movie together, "When I Met U" made the grade. It deserves more than B.".[5] Mario E. Bautista of the People's Journal said, "it's way much better than their debut movie, 'For the First Time', thanks mainly to the well-written script of Aloy Adlawan". Bautista continues to rain praises acting, as well, "give winning performances". He concludes, claiming that "Richard has done many Valentine movies and this is certainly one of the best. It's as entertaining as his Valentine flick with Marian Rivera last year", which was My Bestfriend's Girlfriend.[6]

Parodies in Bubble Gang[edit]

  • When I Hit U
  • When I Met Woo (sometimes Removes Jacky)
  • When I Met Argh

Box office[edit]

The film opened in SM City North EDSA, the country’s biggest theater earning an estimated P1.3-M on the mall’s cinema, second biggest opening day income of all the Filipino movies shown at SM City North EDSA.

According to Box Office Mojo, the romantic flick grossed more than ₱ 32.46 million in Manila alone for the week of February 11–15, 2009. Box Office Mojo expressly stated at the bottom of the webpage that for the week of February 11–15, "The chart only includes information from Manila marketplace. Nationwide figures are not yet available."[7]

The final gross of the movie is P64,287,599 according to Box Office Mojo in its five-week run.[8]


When I Met U: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released January 2009
Genre Pop
Label Sony BMG

An 11-track official soundtrack for the film was released by Sony BMG.[9] Here are the track-listing:

  1. "When I Met You" by APO Hiking Society
  2. "Gusto Ko La-mang Sa Buhay" by Itchyworms
  3. "BMD (Bring Me Down)" by Cueshé
  4. "Gusto Na Kita" by 6 Cycle Mind
  5. "Ikaw Pa Rin" by KC Concepcion
  6. "Hintay" by Callalily
  7. "Di Nakikita" by Roots of Nature
  8. "Migraine" by Moonstar 88
  9. "Letter Day Story" by KC Concepcion
  10. "Hanggang Dito Na Lang" by Jimmy Bondoc
  11. "When I Met You" by KC Concepcion and Richard Gutierrez

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