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A Moment in Time (2013)

A struggling artist travels to Amsterdam to try and win back the heart of the woman he loves.

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Manny Palo (as Emmanuel Quindo Palo)

Writers:

Rondel Lindayag (story), Coco Martin (story) (as Rodel Nacianceno) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Coco Martin ... Patrick Javier
Julia Montes ... Jillian Linden
Gabby Concepcion ... Steve Linden
Cherie Gil ... Karen Linden
Zsa Zsa Padilla ... Miriam Javier
Ella Cruz ... Mai Mai
Manuel Chua ... Bodjie
Joseph Marco ... Morie
Ivan Dorschner ... Brix
Joj Agpangan ... Yummy
Jai Agpangan ... Chummy
Philip Joshua Endrinal ... Christian (as PJ Endrinal)
Malou Crisologo ... Mayordoma
Jong Cuenco ... Conductor (as Jong Cuenca)
Pontri Bernardo Pontri Bernardo ... Lawyer
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A struggling artist travels to Amsterdam to try and win back the heart of the woman he loves.

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You Are My Song
Music by Louie Ocampo
Lyrics by Martin Nievera
Published by Viva Music Publishing & Octo Arts EMI/EMI Philippines Inc., EMI Music Publishing, ASIA/Polyeast Records Inc.
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One of the sweetest, warmest, and most genuine movies of the year
4 March 2013 | by howard.schumannSee all my reviews

If you want to avoid romantic films filled with all the clichés you can possibly think of and more, you should think twice about seeing Manny Palo's A Moment in Time. On the other hand, if you choose to skip it, you'll be missing one of the sweetest, warmest, and most genuine movies of the year. A huge box office hit in the Philippines, the film stars Philippines TV personalities Coco Martin and Julia Montes in their first role together on the big screen. Although it isn't "a love story with a difference" as it has been advertised, given its limitations, it is a heartfelt and involving film, filled with a beautiful score and outstanding performances from the young leads who can make you believe that it is all very real.

Written by Rondel Lindayag and filmed in the Philippines, Paris, and Amsterdam, A Moment in Time tells the story of the off-again, on-again relationship of Patrick (Martin) and Jillian (Montes). Their relationship can probably be summed up best by the Paul Simon song, "She's a rich girl, she don't try to hide it, diamonds on the soles of her shoes. He's a poor boy, empty as a pocket with nothing to lose." Patrick, who flashes his engaging smile during most of the film, is a part-time waiter and a painter who is saving money to send his little sister Mai-mai (Ellen Cruz) through school. Since the accidental death of his mother (Zsa Zsa Padilla) who was killed in a hit and run accident, the family has been struggling emotionally and financially.

Undeterred by the disparity of their economic circumstances, however, the boyish-looking Patrick tenaciously pursues the shy Jillian in unusual ways - painting her picture on street walls, and hiring a blind guitarist to accompany him as he serenades Jillian at her school. A student of the violin, Jillian has plans to go to music school in Amsterdam and is trying to avoid becoming involved in a relationship but as we all know (some from experience), love will find a way. In this case, however, Patrick's discovery of an event in Jillian's past that caused harm to both of their families is enough to put up a stop sign at every corner.

Not helping either is Jillian's mom (Cherie Gill) who invites Patrick to their house for dinner then tells him that he's the wrong man for her daughter. The young couple take turns in being angry and upset with each other and the phrase "let's talk" is heard a minimum of twenty five times. Talking comes to an end, however, when Jillian moves to Amsterdam and is engaged to be married, but don't underestimate the resiliency of the filmmakers. You may even feel good when you leave the theater, definitely a no-no in some circles.


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