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That Thing Called Tadhana (Angelica Panganiban, JM de Guzman)
« on: January 13, 2015, 01:43:00 PM »
Starring Angelica Panganiban and JM de Guzman and directed by Antoinette Jadaone (Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay, Beauty in a Bottle, Relaks It's Just Pag-ibig; scriptwriter of English Only Please). Originally shown during the Cinema One Originals festival last November 2014 and will finally be released nationwide on February 4, 2015.

Angelica won her 2nd straight Cinema One Originals Best Actress trophy for this film.

Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUXJJKd-n2Q

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2015, 03:19:44 PM »
Basta gawang Antoinette Jadaone, maganda! Sigurado akong year niya ang 2015 kaya dapat exclusive director siya sa ABS at baka makuha pa ng iba.

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2015, 04:07:43 PM »
^ Gagawa ata siya ng teleserye sa ABS. I wonder if yung KimXi ang iha-handle niya.

Maganda yang TTCT, so good na yan ang #1 local film ko last year. =) In fact, balak kong ulitin yan hehehe.

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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015, 03:06:09 PM »
Official trailer (Star Cinema release): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvLVWTaUT5w

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2015, 03:09:44 PM »
ON THAT THING CALLED TADHANA. Si Angelica ang lead actress ng That Thing Called Tadhana, isa sa mga entries sa 2014 Cinema One Originals film fest na ginanap last November 2014.

Pinalabas ang romantic dramedy na ito sa ilang piling sinehan nung nakaraang taon. Ngayong ni-release na ito ng Star Cinema ay mapapanood na ito sa mas maraming sinehan simula February 4.

Masayang-masaya naman ang aktres na may pagkakataon na ang mas maraming tao na mapanood ang pinagbidahang pelikula kunsaan leading man niya si JM de Guzman.

“Nagpapasalamat talaga ako sa Star Cinema dahil binigyan nila ng chance ang mga tao na mapanood sa mas maraming sinehan so nakakatuwa. Actually nung pinapalabas siya nung November talagang nakakalaki na ng ulo yung suporta na pinakita ng mga tao tapos may additional screenings pa para sa Tadhana.

"Actually dun pa lang pag nakikita ko na may mga nagta-tag sa akin, may mga nagtu-tweet sa akin at sinasabi nilang sold out na naman ‘yung tickets, dun pa lang haping-happy na ako so ngayon nai-release pa siya ng Star Cinema talagang sobrang thankful kami.”

(To read moview review of That Thing Called Tadhana, CLICK HERE)

http://www.pep.ph/guide/tv/15693/angelica-panganiban-on-playing-daniel-padillas-mother-in--pangako-sa-yo--sabihin-na-lang-natin-na-maagang-lumandi-si-claudia

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2015, 10:05:52 PM »
The trailer of this was shown when I watched Mayohan (a Cinemalaya 2010 entry which was the directorial debut of Dan Villegas aka the director of  English Only Please aka Antoinette Jadaone's jowa) last Saturday over at Teatrino Greenhills. And during the Q&A part, Direk Dan took the time to plug his GF's pet project. So sweet, grabe! BOOM! <3

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2015, 10:48:57 AM »
Excited for this ♥

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Six degrees of Antoinette Jadaone
THE SCREENWRITER OF ‘ENGLISH ONLY, PLEASE’ CONTINUES TO ROCK PHILIPPINE CINEMA, THIS TIME WITH HER DREAM PROJECT, ‘THAT THING CALLED TADHANA,’ HITTING THEATERS ON FEB. 4
Pam Pastor
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Philippine Daily Inquirer
12:38 AM | Friday, January 30th, 2015



It was the first week of the year and we were sitting in a restaurant in Podium, just steps away from the mall’s cinemas, waiting for Antoinette Jadaone.

The location was apt. After all, this talented writer-director has been giving us reason after reason to go to movie theaters.

At the next table, a woman discussed her relationship troubles with a friend. “Ang tanga-tanga ko,” she said. It could have been a scene out of an Antoinette Jadaone film.

Filmmaking dreams

In some ways, you can say that Antoinette was destined to be a filmmaker.

“Mahilig talaga ako manood ng sine. ’Yung family namin, mahilig sa showbiz, sa artista. ’Yung mga ‘That’s Entertainment’ santacruzan, pinupuntahan namin, ’yung ‘Eye to Eye,’ ‘Showbiz Linggo,’ pinapanood namin ’yan,” she said.

As early as grade school, Antoinette found herself behind the camera, shooting home videos with her aunt’s Hi8 recorder.

While studying in the University of the Philippines, where she switched majors from Broadcast Communications to Film, she made her first movie—“Plano,” a short film about a little girl and her paper airplane that’s under three minutes long. She cast a neighborhood kid in the film.

Antoinette says that she knew as early as college that what she really wanted was to be a filmmaker: “’Yun talaga gusto ko, mag-direct ng romantic comedy for Star Cinema.”

But people don’t just jump from the classroom and straight onto the set of a blockbuster film. “Mahirap makakuha ng trabaho after college. Malapit na talaga ako mag-call center pero sabi nung orgmate ko may itatayo na production house for commercials,” Antoinette recalled.

Abracadabra hired her and she was soon given the chance to film her own commercial. “Super pangit, super pangit niya, as in,” Antoinette said, cringing. And while there was good money in advertising, she couldn’t deny that her real love was film. “Sobrang idol ko si Direk Joyce (Bernal),” Antoinette says.

She made it her mission to meet the director, telling her org at the university that if they needed a speaker for their workshop, she’d take care of contacting Joyce, even if she had already graduated. “Gusto ko lang ng excuse na ma-contact siya. Mabait naman siya. Nakuha ko siya and si Mae Cruz for the workshop. Sabi ko, ‘Direk Joyce, kapag may bakante ka na slot for PA (production assistant) or intern, kunin mo ako kasi gusto ko.”

To her surprise, Joyce did call, telling her she needed a script continuity supervisor. Antoinette immediately quit her job.

That film didn’t pan out but Antoinette stuck with Joyce. “Sumasama-sama ako sa mga TV tapings niya.”

Months later, Joyce gave Antoinette her first break—as a script continuity supervisor in “Paano Kita Iibigin,” a Star Cinema film starring Piolo Pascual andRegineVelasquez. “Sobrang masayang experience siya. Sobrang starstruck ako. Ganun pala ’yung pelikula. Mahirap pero sobrang happy.”

On her first premiere night, Antoinette was so excited to see her name in the credits that she took a picture.

But because work was irregular, on the side, she would find raket, editing videos of ballet recitals and birthday parties and, at one point, working for The Picture Company.

Fairy godmother

Joyce continued to be Antoinette’s filmmaking fairy godmother, inviting her to work on TV shows “Marimar” and “Dyesebel” and the KC Concepcion-Richard Gutierrez film “For The First Time.” “We shot in Greece. Ang script con hindi naman talaga sumasama sa out of the country shoots pero si Direk Joyce sinama niya ako. Sobrang bait niya. Sinagot niya ’yung kalahati ng plane fare ko.”

Because their team was small, Antoinette doubled as script continuity supervisor and production assistant, even applying KC’s character’s scar.

Her first full-length film, one that she can actually call her own and which she wrote and directed, is “Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay,” a bittersweet mockumentary about the veteran “extra.” “’Pag script con ka assigned ka talaga sa talents, sa extras, so ’yung nasa Six Degrees, yun talaga ’yung makikita mo ’pag nasa set ka. Firsthand experience talaga siya.”

The film was lauded by critics, and won six awards at the 2011 Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival, including a best actress nod for Lilia. “Six Degrees” also made the rounds in film festivals abroad.

It was a beautiful film, one that made us laugh and cry, and one that cemented our respect for Antoinette the filmmaker.

Soon after, she worked as co-writer on “Ekstra,” sharing the credit with Jeffrey Jeturian, who directed the film, and Zig Madamba Dulay. “Hindi ko alam kay Direk Jeff, hindi talaga ako writer doon eh, dinagdag lang ako sa gitna.Kailangan nila ng humor.”

Although directing was the dream, writing screenplays came naturally to Antoinette. She has been writing all her life—for her school paper, for Junior Inquirer, on her blog, and she’s had a number of pieces published in Inquirer’s Youngblood section (one of which was included in the fourth Youngblood book). She’s a brilliant writer, one who can come up with one-liners that leap from the movie screen and into people’s lives. (We cannot count the number of times friends and colleagues have used the line “Traffic sa Edsa” on us, quoting Jennylyn Mercado’s character Tere Madlansacay after watching “English Only, Please.”)

“Six Degrees” and “English Only, Please” won awards for best screenplay. “That Thing Called Tadhana” won third place in the 2014 Palanca Awards.

Huge year

2014 was a huge year Antoinette. Four of her films hit the big screen: “Relaks, It’s Just Pag-Ibig” which she co-wrote and co-directed with Irene Villamor; “Beauty In A Bottle” which she wrote based on a story by Chris Martinez and directed; “English Only, Please,” the Metro Manila Film Festival entry that she co-wrote with Anjeli Pessumal; and the film that’s closest to her heart, “That Thing Called Tadhana,” the dream project she wrote and directed (it won awards at last year’s Cinema One Originals).

“English Only, Please” was a huge hit, raking in almost all the awards at the Metro Manila Film Festival. “Nagulat kami, as in. ’Di namin in-expect. Ako gusto ko lang manalo si Jennylyn na best actress and si Dan na director.” The film got those awards and more and people are clamoring for a sequel. There will be one.

It was Antoinette’s idea to write a rom-com for the festival. “Pag nag-uusap kami ni Atty. Joji (Alonso) lagi niyang sinasabi gusto niya mag-Metro Manila Film Festival. Sabi ko, sige, sali tayo pero feeling ko dapat romantic comedy kasi dapat ikaw yung alternate viewing.”

It’s obvious that Antoinette is a big fan of romantic comedies. “Siya ’yung favorite genre ko. Favorite ko ’yung ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding,’ ‘Don’t Give Up On Us,’ ‘One More Chance.’”

It was also rom-com that led to Antoinette’s real-life romance with “English Only, Please” director Dan Villegas. “Kilala ko siya sa pangalan, sikat siyang DOP (director of photography). Nag-meet kami sa set ng “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?” Nag-stop ’yung shooting namin, raket-raket lang kami tapos nung nag-resume ’yung shooting, kami na.”

Dream team

She and Dan have formed a dream team, having worked together on “Relaks, It’s Just Pag-Ibig,” “Beauty In A Bottle,” “English Only, Please” and “That Thing Called Tadhana.” Thanks to Star Cinema, “That Thing Called Tadhana,” her film starring Angelica Panganiban and JM De Guzman, will finally get the nationwide release that it deserves on Feb. 4.

It’s the story of Mace, a heartbroken girl who meets a guy in an airport in Rome. “Magaan siya, every shooting day, kahit maliit lang budget namin. Feeling ko nakatulong talaga na may pangarap ako sa kanya eh.”

She was all praises for the stars of her film. “Ang galing ni Angelica. Meron kasing ibang artista na iti-treat ’yung film na parang raket lang, it’s just another film. Pero si Angelica, binibigay niya talaga every eksena. Hindi siya artista, actor siya. Gets niya ’yung character, gets niya ’yung tamang timpla. Si JM din. Nag-fall into place lahat.”

She enjoys hearing from people who watch her movies. “May na-meet ako pagkatapos manood ng ‘Tadhana’ sa Glorietta, paglabas ng sinehan, binati niya ako, “Four times ko na pinanood.” Wow, four times. I get comments from people I don’t know na sobrang naapektuhan sila. Merong nage-e-mail, nag-me-message sa Facebook.”

Antoinette also touches other people’s lives with her company, Witty Will Save the World, which she runs with Chinggay Nuque. Their planners, which they first released in 2010, and slambook, have a strong following. Their latest planner, “Relaks, Puso Lang ’Yan, Malayo sa Bituka,” which Antoinette wrote, is another winner.

Companion books

Witty Will Save the World will soon publish companion books for “That Thing Called Tadhana”—the award-winning screenplay and “The ArrowWith The Heart Pierced Through It.” They also plan to come out with journals.

“Witty started as a side project pero ngayon business na talaga siya. Chinggay quit her day job, we get a monthly salary so ’yung pag-pepelikula, hindi ko siya trabaho.”

Antoinette likes that her business takes the pressure off her life as a filmmaker. “Dati ganun eh, kailangan ng next raket. Naging okay siya sa akin pelikula-wise. Creative na siya, pipipili ka ng project hindi dahil it will pay pero dahil you really want it. ’Yun ’yung na-realize ko eh, dapat talaga gusto mo siya. Hindi ka niya dadalhin hanggang dulo, bibitaw ka talaga kung about the money lang, dahil napilitan ka.”

For Antoinette, making movies has never been about the money.She says her biggest joy as a filmmaker is seeing people go to the cinemas to watch her movies. “Feeling ko mainstream talaga utak ko eh. Gusto ko nanonood ako sa Megamall, sa Greenbelt, kasi iba-iba ’yung reaction ng crowd. Sila ’yung audience mo eh so kailangan alam mo yung gusto nila kasi kung gusto ko lang lagi ’yung gusto ko, eh di private screening na lang to.”

That’s her biggest challenge too, in a world of piracy. “Kailangan ’yung film mo endearing enough para ’yung mga tao mapapanood mo talaga sa sine.”

She believes a person can successfully straddle the world of mainstream and indie. “Hindi ko sinasabi na hindi ako ma-indie film kasi dun ako galing. Kaya siyang i-marry, kaya siyang mag-co-exist. Dapat i-judge mo ’yung movie not kung commercial siya or indie, dapat i-judge mo siya as a film.”

Funny

Just like the characters in her films, there are many things to love about Antoinette—how hardworking she is, how funny, how humble (she dissolves into embarrassed giggles when you lavish her with praise), how self-deprecating, how quick she is to give credit to others, even for her own sense of humor.  “Hindi ko rin alam bakit ganun ’yung sense of humor ko. Na-develop rin siguro kasi nagtrabaho ako with Direk Joyce kasi si Direk Joyce is the funniest person I know,” she says.

Asked which of her awards she treasures the most, she says, “’Yung best actress ni Lilia and ni Angelica.”

And what’s the best thing anyone has said about her work? “May isang article na nagsulat na parang I revitalized rom-com. Sobrang, huh? Masyado siyang malaking ano… Nanonood lang ako dati ng rom-com, masaya na ako, revitalize pa kaya? Ang lakas maka-bata nung revitalize.”

Antoinette has a lot in store for fans (“May mga fans?!” she laughs, in her self-deprecating way). She’s currently in talks for future projects.

“Gusto ko rom-com pa rin pero ibang klase naman. ’Yung hindi ko pa nasulat o hindi pa nagawa.”

Antoinette’s focus may be on romantic comedies, but the truth is,we think she can do anything. But for now, she wants to give us love stories that thrill, tales of hugot and kilig.

And we’ll take it. We’ll keep buying movie tickets and grabbing buckets of popcorn and we’ll take whatever Philippine cinema’s new rom-com queen has to give.

Watch “That Thing Called Tadhana” in cinemas starting Feb. 4.

http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/183159/six-degrees-of-antoinette-jadaone#ixzz3Qme0zpuX

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Re: That Thing Called Tadhana (Angelica Panganiban, JM de Guzman)
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2015, 07:53:22 AM »
Okay ito.  Maganda at nag-e expand sila ng genre at style ng mga story. Good job Antoinette Jadaone.  Uhaw ang mga filipino viewers sa mga hindi usual na movie story, at yung mga movie makers are responding to that demand.  There seems to be a shift away from the usual way of making movies to a more modern approach (at least for some of the new generation of movie makers).
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2015, 05:14:15 PM »
That girl called Angelica

Posted on Saturday Jan 31st at 5:00am
By Irish Christianne Dizon

MANILA, Philippines - There is a condominium unit somewhere in Mandaluyong that once served as actress Angelica Panganiban’s secret refuge. Only one friend, the owner of the condo, knew the actress’ whereabouts. Angelica was going through a devastating heartbreak, and she wanted — needed — to be alone.
Never mind that the condo was totally bare. Never mind that the only thing keeping her from suffocating was a wall cavity waiting for an air-conditioning unit to be installed. After all, she wasn’t there for fun. She was there to cry. That unfurnished shoebox was the perfect place to weep without being seen by her friends, her family, and her managers
“Bagsak na bagsak ako n’un,” she recalls. This was 2010 and Angelica was in the midst of shooting the teleserye Ruby. No matter what was going on in her tumultuous love life, her professional side, the one that’s been hustling since ’93, wouldn’t let her miss any scheduled taping. (“Sumisipot ako sa work pero hindi nila alam kung saan ako nanggagaling, kung saan ako pauwi.”) Needless to say, her loved ones were worried sick, begging her to tell them what was going on. They had every reason to fret, really—the last thing a girl with a congenital heart problem needs is any kind of added heartbreak.
It took a scary trip to the hospital for Angelica to snap out of this funk. After shooting an intense scene for Ruby, the actress found herself still crying long after the director yelled, “Cut!” (And it’s for sure not because she’s into method acting.) “Nag break down talaga ako. Nung naninigas na ako, dinala ako sa ospital,” she recalls. She was confined for the night, and had an epiphany in the morning: “Pag gising ko, ayoko ng umiyak. Naubos talaga.”  As soon as she was released, Angelica went back to her own condo, ready to get back on her feet. The one glorious upside to this dramatic episode? “Ang ganda ko n’un. Sh*t, sobrang payat ko n’un. 24” ’yung waistline ko. 24!”

AN IMPULSIVE TRIP
Angelica channeled this episode in her performance in the upcoming film, That Thing Called Tadhana. In the movie, she plays Mace, a depressed woman who goes on an impulsive trip to Baguio with a stranger named Anthony in tow. This, after her long-time boyfriend unceremoniously dumped her in one of the most romantic places in the world: Rome. (Curious, but Angelica also went to Baguio immediately after her own month-long cry fest in 2010. Yes, she had a show there, and celebrities like her have to fulfill their end of the bargain if they don’t want lawsuits hounding them, but Angelica chose to extend her stay to get some R&R.)

In a memorable scene in the film, Mace sings Whitney Houston’s Where Do Broken Hearts Go at a seedy karaoke bar. We had to ask Angelica, why is Baguio such a popular destination for the heartbroken? “Tahimik? Malamig? Nakakaiyak? ’Pag naiyak ka na sa Baguio, yung rukrukan na, sasabihin mo rin sa sarili mo at some point, ‘Uuwi na ako. Mukha na akong tanga.’ Dun ka lang uuwi para ayusin yung buhay mo.”
The Baguio connection is perhaps why Tadhana, which was made on a measly budget of P2,000,000 and a tight shooting schedule of seven days, is poised to become one of the rare indies to be embraced by mainstream audiences. “Alam ko na maraming makaka relate,” Angelica says confidently. “Para sa akin naman, nand’un ’yung challenge na bawat linyang binabato ko, may isa na matatamaan. And sa panibagong linya may isa na naman.”
Of course, that was right up her alley. The movie’s writer-director Antoinette Jadaone says Angelica’s superpower as an actress is her versatility: “Malalim siya, whether drama or comedy. Pag play mo siya ng halaman, feeling ko keri pa rin niya.”
There’s palpable respect between the director and the actress, but Angelica admits Tonet challenged her one-take rule. See, Angelica hates having to re-take a scene, especially if the scene involves 12 pages of monologue. But Tonet often requested not just a re-take, but all-together different attacks on the scene. There might have been some eye rolling and audible sighs on Angelica’s end, but she delivered. And that heart-wrenching scene on the bangketa is one of Tadhana’s finest moments.
Speaking of tadhana: These days, of course, after “countless” heartbreaks, Angelica is in a much happier place with boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz. And that thing called tadhana brought them together, she believes. “May mga bagay talaga na hindi mo kontrolado eh. Kasi ang tagal na naming magkakilala, pero never kong naisip na magiging kami.” What she’s learned from all those heartbreaks is “the right guy will never push you to harm yourself.”
So, where do broken hearts go to mend? we ask Angelica.
“Feeling ko talagang babalik ka kung saan ka nagsimula, sa mga kaibigan mo, sa pamilya mo,” she answers. “Sila yung babalikan mo para magpaalala sa ’yo kung sino ka dati bago ka nasaktan, bago ka naging bitter pagdating sa love.”
And to the bagong-break reading this, some sage advice from this heartbreak veteran: “Kaya mo yan. Si Jennifer Aniston hiniwalayan ni Brad Pitt kinaya niya! Sino ka para hindi kayanin to?!”
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2015, 05:15:11 PM »
Sold-out ang ibang evening screenings niya in some Ayala and SM cinemas. Sana madagdagan pa this weekend, lalo na sa mga alta malls.

And di ipapalabas yung 50 Shades of Grey in SM Cinemas, kaya malaki ang chance na eto ang dumugin sa Valentine's week. =D

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Movie Review for That Thing Called Tadhana
‘That Thing Called Tadhana’ Strips Romance Down to the Core
by Philbert Ortiz Dy
posted on Wed, 4 Feb 2015 1:00 AM

There are two things that define the Filipino romantic comedy: kilig and manufactured conflict. The former is the fuel that makes the engine run, the ephemeral feeling that fans of the genre will chase for the rest of their lives. The latter is a necessary detour to make the formula work; some strange contrivance that pushes the characters apart so they can get together in the end for more kilig. What is strange and ultimately so memorable about That Thing Called Tadhana is that it eschews both. Even with a premise that feels unlikely, it builds a relationship that feels so much closer to what people experience in real life.

Mace (Angelica Panganiban) has just had her heart broken. An eight-year relationship has just ended with her at an airport in Italy, being told that she has too much baggage. In walks Anthony (JM de Guzman), who decides to help her out by taking some of her stuff. Back in the Philippines, Anthony stays with her for a while, keeping her company as she nurses her broken heart over the course of an impromptu adventure that takes them to Baguio and Sagada.

And there isn’t really much more to it than that. The movie basically watches them as they sing karaoke, ride buses, share hotdogs, and look at art. Mace just doesn’t want to be home yet, or alone with her thoughts. Anthony is just willing to come along for the ride. Maybe he just doesn’t have anything better to do. Maybe he’s looking for an escape as well. It’s actually a bit unclear. What matters is that these two people have found themselves together. Together, mostly through the kind of idle conversation that occurs when two people are just getting to know each other, they explore the jagged geography of the human heart.

And there isn’t much kilig; at least not in the traditional sense. There are no big proclamations of love. There is no big symbolic gesture that encapsulates the story between the two. There is just the thrill of seeing two people slowly opening up to each other. The film defies the tyranny of movie conflict as well. The two argue at points, but there is no overwhelming drama between them. If there is an antagonist to this picture, it is their respective pasts. It is the specter of heartbreak, the memory of loves that left them crying in the middle of an airport.

In place of these traditional components, the film just holds on to the recognizable feeling being lost following a breakup; of wanting to reject the familiar. The movie compresses the journey of getting over someone, turning it into a literal journey that also happens to involve strangers feeling each other out, developing chemistry along the way. Key to all this is Angelica Panganiban, who is just amazing in this role. Panganiban is rare talent, capable in both extremes of the romantic comedy spectrum. The film takes great advantage of the actress’ skills. JM de Guzman is solid as Anthony, but really, he’s mostly called to react to Panganiban.

That Thing Called Tadhana strips romance down to its core. Our movies have become needlessly complicated. They are stories about people from different worlds, overcoming incredible odds to end up kissing each other in the end. This movie, on the other hand, is just about two people spending time with each other, slowly falling in love. It is about just needing someone to be there when you can’t bring yourself to finish the song you’re singing at karaoke. It’s about the simple, beautiful feeling of having somebody to keep the song going.

My Rating:


http://www.clickthecity.com/movies/a/24876/movie-review-that-thing-called-tadhana-strips-romance-dow-to-the-core

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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2015, 08:25:13 PM »
Angelica to do more indie films?

Date posted: February 5, 2015
Tags:  Angelica Panganiban, That Thing Called Tadhana
Angelica shares her thoughts about the highly-talked about ending of her latest movie, “That Thing Called Tadhana.”

Following a series of successful outings in the indie scene, including her most recent, “That Thing Called Tadhana,” is Angelica Panganiban bent on doing more?
 
The award-winning actress said at the recent cast party of “Tadhana” that when it comes to doing movies, it’s not about whether they’re classified as indie or mainstream.
 
“Hindi naman indie, hindi naman mainstream, kahit ano basta maganda ‘yung project, hindi naman para tumanggi ako eh,” she said.
 
Meanwhile, Angelica was asked about how she found the ending of “That Thing Called Tadhana,” written and directed by Antoinette Jadaone (“Relaks, It’s Just Pag-ibig,” “Beauty in a Bottle”).
 
“Gusto ko siya kung pa’no natapos,” she noted. “May hope. Sa bawat love story, may hope.”
 
Find out what Angelica is talking about by catching “That Thing Called Tadhana,” now showing in cinemas.
 
“That Thing Called Tadhana” focuses on two strangers, Mace (Angelica) and Anthony (JM de Guzman), who forge a unique bond after a chance encounter at the airport, learning a thing or two from each other about love and relationships as they embark on a spontaneous trip.

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Tonette, Tonette @tonetjadaone  ·  2h 2 hours ago
Glorietta 4 screenings today at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm!!!!!! Wahhhhhh salamat guyssssssssss