You Are the One (film)
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|You Are The One|
Theatrical movie poster
|Directed by||Cathy Garcia-Molina|
|Produced by||Chinno B. Marquez
Marizel V. Samson
Jingkee G. Villanueva
|Written by||Raz dela Torre
|Music by||Raul Mitra|
|Edited by||Marya Ignacio|
|Distributed by||Star Cinema|
Cute and bubbly Sally Malasmas (Toni Gonzaga) reluctantly agrees to process her application for a visa, obeying her parent's wish that their small family be reunited. The rest of her family: mom, dad and older sister, Charry (Jodi Sta. Maria) are already residing states-side and they worry that she is lonely living in the Philippines by herself; but as far as Sally is concerned, her simple Philippine life surrounded by loyal, loving friends and co-workers is nearly perfect. However, during the interview process for her Visa application, things goes awry and her application gets abruptly denied by the handsome, yet dismissive American consul, Will Derby (Sam Milby).
The next day, a bewildered Will wakes from a one-night stand with a girl he picked up from a bar the night before and due to the notorious Manila gridlock, he misses work. He finds himself instead diverted to the Census Bureau where Sally incidentally works. Seeing an opportunity for revenge, Sally buries Will's inquiry form beneath an already mounting pile of paperwork. As she expected, Will waits all day for his turn through sweltering heat and hunger until he gets fed up and finally confronts the scheming Sally. She gives him a dose of his own medicine and nonchallantly brushes him off, informing him that his form cannot be processed properly because it is incomplete and that he must return the next day since its time for her to go home. An outraged Will cries foul to Sally's supervisor, who sides with him. Thus, in order to redeem the bureau's reputation, Sally is ordered to stay behind after hours until Will finds the information he needs.
As it turns out, Will's cold and sullen demeanor is due to him agonizing over the search for his birth parents and any remaining family members he may still have in the Philippines; but more importantly, the reason why he was given up for adoption, a question that has been gnawing at him for years. Sympathizing with Will's plight, Sally takes it upon herself to help him find what he's looking for and through this common purpose the pair bonds and grows closer.
But it seems that each has a different idea of exactly what their new-found friendship means to the other. Will's casual relationships with women conflicts with Sally's more traditional, old-fashioned virtues. Together, they must set aside differences, overcome clashing cultural prejudices and ethnocentric beliefs; otherwise, unsettled issues may put a stopper to their blossoming romance before they get the chance to realize its full potential.
- Toni Gonzaga as Sally Malasmas
- Sam Milby as Will Derby / Vernard Garcia
- Jodi Sta. Maria as Charry Malasmas
- Eugene Domingo as Dora
- Gio Alvarez as Melody
- Anita Linda
- Susan Africa as Sally and Charry's mother
- Lito Pimentel as Sally's boss
- Roldan Aquino
- Crispin Pineda
- Jao Mapa as Venjamin Garcia
- Arron Villaflor as Ryan
- Ahron Villena
- Rio Locsin as Myra Ramos-Garcia
- Albert Rabe