You Changed My Life

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You Changed My Life
You Changed My Life (Movie).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina
Produced by Vincent Del Rosario
Veronique del Rosario-Corpus
Written by Raz de la Torre
Screenplay by Carmi Raymundo
Chie Floresca
Norissa R. Soriano
Starring John Lloyd Cruz
Sarah Geronimo
Music by Jessie Lasaten
Cinematography Manuel Teehankee
Edited by Marya Ignacio
Distributed by Star Cinema
Viva Films
Release dates
  • February 25, 2009 (2009-02-25)
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog
Box office ₱232,209,842 [1]

You Changed My Life is a 2009 Filipino romantic comedy film directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina and starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo. It is the sequel to the 2008 film A Very Special Love.

It received an “A” rating from the Cinema Evaluation Board of the Philippines.

Filming began in November 2008, and it was released on February 25, 2009 by Star Cinema and Viva Films. The film surpassed Sukob to become the highest grossing Filipino film at the time until it was surpassed by No Other Woman (2011). More newer films surpassed the movie in recent years. It is currently the twenty-first highest grossing Filipino film of all time.

The film was followed by a second sequel, It Takes a Man and a Woman, released on March 30, 2013.


It has been six months since Laida Magtalas and Miggy Montenegro became a couple. Laida was promoted from executive assistant to executive accountant, while Miggy has been doing well as he is being mentored by his older brother Art Montenegro. Laida gets an offer from her aunt to work in Canada where she is being given a good recommendation.

Miggy's father vouches for his promotion as general manager of the family's industrial laundry business in Laguna but this also prompts a few hesitations from Art. The promotion proves difficult for the couple's relationship as a result of time constraints and the relationship suffers from the pressures of being apart. Their relationship becomes even more troubled with the introduction of Macoy. Macoy is Laida's long time friend whom she broke up with after he did not keep his promise of them going together to the same college. Their situation turns worse when Miggy has to fix a few issues in the plant when he accepted orders from his brother Art's ex-girlfriend, Christina. His company's demand volume is too much for their man-power thus making some workers unhappy which leads to a labor strike. His father steps in and helps resolve the issue but Miggy has to set expectations to the clients affected by the strike. Those business meetings which preceded prompts Miggy to almost miss a wedding that Laida and him would go to. He arrives too late for the wedding and sees Laida crying with Macoy beside her. After Miggy and Laida have a heated argument, both of them decide to separate for a period of time.

The industrial laundry business soon is working in optimum efficiency which makes his brother trust him more, to the point of having him take over the family telecom stake in China. In the Montenegro group of companies annual general meeting, Laida sees Miggy for the first time after the argument, with Laida simply saying "Good morning, Sir", then leaving the venue right away. At the actual meeting, Miggy is announced as the officer in charge of the telecoms business.

Macoy talks sense to Laida to go back and pursue Miggy. She meets Miggy in the garden where she says she still loves him. Miggy suggests that it will be a more challenging time for them, but he also says he loves her. Afterwards, the two share a kiss with each other.



The film was graded "A" by the Cinema Evaluation Board.[2] The Philippine Entertainment Portal describe the film as "Entertaining and engaging!".[2] gave the film 3.5/5 ratings.

Box office[edit]

The film was a huge box office success, earning ₱ 232,209,842 in its seven weeks run at the box office.[1]

Home video[edit]

The film was made available on original DVDs and VCDs distributed by Viva Video, Inc. and Star Home Video on April 2009.[3]


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2010 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards[4] Box Office King John Lloyd Cruz Won
Box-Office Queen Sarah Geronimo Won
Film Director of the Year Cathy Garcia Molina Won


  1. ^ a b "You Changed My Life". Box Office Mojo. April 8–12, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b You changed my life got an A via
  3. ^ home video via
  4. ^ "ABS-CBN big winner at GMMSF Entertainment Awards". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2014-05-21.