You Changed My Life
|You Changed My Life|
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
Norissa R. Soriano
|Starring||John Lloyd Cruz
|Music by||Jessie Lasaten|
|Edited by||Marya Ignacio|
|Distributed by||Star Cinema
|Box office||₱232,209,842 |
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.
- John Lloyd Cruz as Miguel "Miggy" Montenegro
- Sarah Geronimo as Adelaida "Laida" Magtalas
- Rayver Cruz as Marcelo "Macoy" Romero
- Dante Rivero as Luis Montenegro
- Rowell Santiago as Arturo "Art" Montenegro
- Matet de Leon as Zoila
- Bernard Palanca as Mondy
- Joross Gamboa as John Rae
- Gio Alvarez as Vincent
- Al Tantay as Tomas Magtalas
- Irma Adlawan as Baby Magtalas
- Beverly Salviejo as Manang Vida
- Bing Pimentel as Alice Montenegro
- Johnny Revilla as Roger Montenegro
- Miles Ocampo as Rose Magtalas
- Arno Morales as Stephen Magtalas
- Andre Garcia as Lion Magtalas
- Daphne Oseña-Paez as Anya Montenegro
- Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski as Christina
The film was a huge box office success, earning ₱ 232,209,842 in its seven weeks run at the box office.
|2010||GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Box Office King||John Lloyd Cruz||Won|
|Box-Office Queen||Sarah Geronimo||Won|
|Film Director of the Year||Cathy Garcia Molina||Won|
- "You Changed My Life". Box Office Mojo. April 8–12, 2009.
- You changed my life got an A via Pep.com
- home video via Pep.com
- "ABS-CBN big winner at GMMSF Entertainment Awards". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2014-05-21.