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Sa'yo lamang (2010)

As the eldest sibling, Dianne Alvero (Bea Alonzo) acts as a mother to her family. After 10 years of absence, her father Franco (Christopher De Leon) returns to live with the family who ... See full summary »

Director:

Laurice Guillen

Writers:

Ricardo Lee (story), Anna Karenina Ramos (story) (as Anna Karenina L. Ramos) | 6 more credits »
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1 win & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorna Tolentino ... Amanda
Christopher De Leon ... Franco
Bea Alonzo ... Dianne
Coco Martin ... Coby
Enchong Dee ... James
Miles Ocampo ... Lisa
Shaina Magdayao ... Karen
Zanjoe Marudo ... John
Diether Ocampo ... Paul
Lauren Young ... Lorraine
Empress Schuck ... Agnes (as Empress)
Dominic Ochoa ... Fr. Eric
Igi Boy Flores ... Kennedy
Priscilla Meirelles Priscilla Meirelles ... Gina
Jaja Gonzales Jaja Gonzales ... Mitch (as Jaja Gonzales)
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Storyline

As the eldest sibling, Dianne Alvero (Bea Alonzo) acts as a mother to her family. After 10 years of absence, her father Franco (Christopher De Leon) returns to live with the family who accepts him without hesitation except for Dianne. She's worried about what future trauma her dad may bring to the family. The family secrets are yet to be revealed. "Sa 'yo Lamang" is a Filipino Star Cinema film.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

1 September 2010 (Philippines) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,151,277
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Color
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While Coco Martin already appeared in several movies, this is his first major production. See more »

Soundtracks

Tanging Yaman
(Manoling Francisco (as Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ) & Philip Gan)
Published by Jesuit Music Industry
Administered by Filscap
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Powerful and Flawless
2 September 2010 | by tripxydeSee all my reviews

Sa 'Yo Lamang is an atom bomb of a tearjerker and a brilliantly made film. Honestly, this may be the first movie I have watched in the theaters that I really have no idea what it is about; I have not seen the trailer for this, I have not even read the synopsis for this. I just watched it because I knew that it was directed by Laurice Guillen. And I was indeed in for a cinematically pleasant surprise. I loved this movie very much, and I consider it one of those rare Tagalog Mainstream movies that are extremely excellently well made, with an almost flawless quality. Obviously, movies like this are destined to be classics.

This movie is quite solid in the manner of drawing very impressive and powerful performances from its actors and actresses, and is able to achieve a very effective storytelling, so much so that each dialogue is profoundly meaningful, the characters have real depth in their personalities, and the situations are truly challenging. There is an incredible degree of coherence in Laurice Guillen's directing, given the fact that the story introduces numerous characters and still is able to give them abundant character development, even though some of their screen times are only brief.

I am also glad that this movie is devoid of awkward acting, unlike many Tagalog movies that tend to have that pattern of possessing one, two, or twenty scenes with awkward acting, script, and sequence.

Sa 'Yo Lamang bombards you with powerful performances; extremely high powered dramatic performances that just come one after the other. And not in a very exaggerated manner, but with a disciplined good pacing. The story has a bittersweet sensibility and it lays a feeling of hope, optimism, and redemption by the time you're done with the afterthoughts about the movie.

Excellently and brilliantly weaved together into a dramatic masterpiece, Sa 'Yo Lamang is something that will surely become a Timeless Filipino Classic.


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