One More Try Movie Review and Quotes

My week-long vacation in my mom's place ended last night when the whole family decided to go back to the city for the new year. When we reached Davao earlier this morning, my lovely mom and I listed all the tasks we need to complete before the 31st. The list includes getting the groceries done so we headed to the nearest mall this afternoon. However, before we went to the supermarket, we chose to watch "One More Try" which we have been eyeing since December 25. The two hours we spent in the movie house was really worth it. We both enjoyed the film and admired the story line. 

"One More Try" is one of the official entries of Star Cinema in Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) this year. The film is starred by Angelica Panganiban, Dingdong Dantes, Zanjoe Marudo and Angel Losin. The story revolves around the lives of two couples who love each other deeply, a mother who will do everything for her dying child, a father who is longing to be with his son, a wife who will fight for her husband and a lover who will wait for his love. 

The story:
Everything was perfect between Edward and Jack (Dingdong Dantes and Angelica Panganiban) until Grace (Angel Locsin) came into the scene. Grace needed the help of Edward to save their dying child - Bochok. The kid needs a bone marrow transplant to cure his serious illness. They did everything they could but they failed which led them to the last option possible. Grace and Edward needed to have another child in order to save the life of Bochok. With this happening, the lives of the four lovers became complicated. Tristan (Zanjo Marudo) is Grace's boyfriend in the movie.

What I really love about this film is that it is so mature. I've never seen a Filipino film which shows the value of understanding, patience, unconditional love and forgiveness altogether. It is so amazing how the characters in the film showed their courage despite the hurtful situations that they are in. There were many twists in the story and I don't want to spill the beans so I highly recommend that you watch the film. As to the ending, all I can say is that I'm glad it was happy. 

True love is selfless. True love is one more try.

Here are some of the famous lines from the movie:

"Gawin mo ang dapat mong gawin. Remember, it's now or never."

"You know you don't have to compromise. You don't need to apologize for your success."

"Hindi. Hindi ka makakagulo kung ang kukunin mo lang naman ay yung kailangan mo."

"How can you even say no to a mother with a dying child?"

"Baka mamaya yung batang bubuhayin mo ay ang mismong papatay sa pamilya mo."

"That's exactly the problem. Bigay ka ng bigay. Hindi mo namamalayan na pati asawa mo ipinamigay mo na."

"I'm trying my best to be a supportive wife."

"Iba din yung nakikisama sa nagtitiis."

"Ang tanong hanggang kailan?"

"Ang pera natin hindi basta-bastang mauubos pero ang pasendya ko, konting-konti nalang."

"Pero anak huwag mo ring kakalimutan na maraming babae ang papatay para sa kanilang asawa. Anak, tandaan mo, no trespassing. Matuto kang kumatok bago ka pumasok."

"Kahit saglit lang, kahit isang gabi lang, pahiram ng asawa mo."

"Bilang isang asawa, karapatan ko ang ipagdamot ang asawa ko."

"Kaya kahit na anong sakit, titiisin ni prinsipe Juan."

"I yried so hard. So hard to be perfect."
"I don't need a perfect wife. All I need is a happy family."

"I think we need this. We need space."

"I have never been this happy."

"Ikaw lang naman yung naligaw eh. Ako naghihintay lang. At maghihintay sa'yo."

"Kaya nga may mga taong nasasaktan kasi may hinihingi ka na hindi binigay sa'yo. May mga pangarap ka na hindi natupad kaya minsan hindi mo na alam ang tama at mali. Pero hindi mali ang magkamali ka kasi ang importante, matuto ka. Pero ang pangalawang pagkakataon, yun pwede mong piliin. Yun pwede mo ibigay."

Watch the trailer of "One More Try".


  1. Yay, amazing quotes! Makes me want to watch the movie oi pero wala koy kauban plus walay bantay si Bella.

    Murag nice unta makipag date sa akong bana watching this movie. hehehe

    Thanks for sharing Gene. Happy New Year! hugs!

  2. I am very curious now about this movie. I have not seen Tagalog movies for so long. I hope that, Netflix offers Tagalog movies. :-(

  3. i so loved to watch this movie with my husband but since his too busy this holidays, hintayin ko na lang ang dvd para sa bahay kami makawatch.

    Happy new Year!

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  4. "Kahit isng gabi lang, pahiram ng asawa mo" parang pana yan sa puso ng isang wife.. Ayayaya gusto ko din manood hahaha.. Love the trailer!

  5. this is the first movie that i have seen again after 4 and half years of being faraway of my hometown. i never regretted of watching the movie with my whole family. it is something worth to watch.... show's what a mother can do in order to save their kid's life...

  6. Dito ba nanalo si Dingdong ng Best Actor award? I love your quotes lalo na yung lines na "I don't need a perfect wife. All I need is a happy family." Maganda rin ang plot ng story, sana mapanood ko rin.

  7. I have seen posters online of this movie and i am so looking forward to watching this one. With your positive review, the more I want to watch it! :D

    happy new year!

  8. Your post made me very curious about this movie. Hope I can still watch it in time.

  9. We were at my mother's to celebrate the New Year. Just before we went home today, my sister had to go for a movie date with her best friend. They were to watch One More Try. Like the others, same here, got me curious about this movie.

  10. cant get over tlaga sobrang ganda ng movie and the soundtracks nkakaiyak..

  11. mmm...tgam nmn sa dvd..

  12. Ang maganda pang line eh yung sinabi ni Angel na: Ang anak ang maghahatid sa libing, hindi ang magulang ang maghahatid sa anak (Not Exact, sorry)

  13. Kopyang kopya talaga nila ang " IN LOVE WE TRUST". Halos pareho din pagdating sa cinematography

  14. One of the best Movie I watched this year. Galing!

  15. Bad script writing. Halatang hindi nagresearch scientifically yung script writer. Sperm lang naman ang kelangan nung babae bakit may actual sex pa? In vitro na lang di ba? Ginaya pa pati plot ng foreign movie. Tsk

  16. Bad script writing. Halatang hindi nagresearch scientifically yung script writer. Sperm lang naman ang kelangan nung babae bakit may actual sex pa? In vitro na lang di ba? Ginaya pa pati plot ng foreign movie. Tsk


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