Watch My Movie Review of a Filipino Flick "In My Life" Starring Vilma Santos! This is For Filipina Mothers All Over the World! 

I enjoyed "In My Life." The Stars Cinema film had its U.S. premiere last weekend courtesy of ABS-CBN International, where yours truly can be seen every Friday at 5:30pm in the U.S. in their newscast called Balitang America.

The newscast can also be seen in the Philippines on ANC. The Friday edition runs every Saturday at 6:30pm in the Philippines. Check out their site right here and the ABS-CBN International site right here.

Here's my review, hope you like it, and you can read about "In My Life," after the vid. Have fun!

REDWOOD CITY, CA, September 9 2009 – On the occasion of TFC’s 15th and Star Cinema’s16th anniversaries, ABS-CBN International’s Starry Starry Store brings to the U.S. the much awaited comeback of the Philippine entertainment industry’s Star for All Seasons: multi-awarded actress and current Batangas Province Governor Vilma Santos in the comedy-drama, In My Life.

The last time fans caught Santos on screen was in Mano Po 3: My Love in 2004. In In My Life, Santos was thrilled by the key “firsts” she encountered: her first time to play the role of a mother of a gay son (played by Luis Manzano), her first time to be in the movie with her real-life son (Manzano) and the first time for Manzano and reigning Box Office King John Lloyd Cruz to play gay characters in love.

“In My Life offers you a different Vilma Santos, a different John Lloyd Cruz and a different Luis Manzano,” said the film’s director, Olivia Lamasan, the woman behind the blockbusters Milan, Sana Maulit Muli, Got 2 Believe and Madrasta. “You have to see the genuine chemistry among these three actors who are together for the first time in a movie. This is also a unique film because it presents a mother in her 50s, thinking that she’s been through all and seen it all, when in actuality, a new chapter in her life is just beginning.”

Santos plays Shirley, a public school librarian who wants to be in control of everything. Her unwarranted intervention in the lives of her children and their families leads to their emotional detachment from each other. Feeling she has lost her command over her children, she flies to New York to reunite with his estranged son, Mark (Manzano) only to find out that her son is gay and she has to live with him and his lover, illegal immigrant Noel (Cruz). As Shirley struggles to deal with the situation and with living in the Big Apple, she discovers that being gay is not the only huge secret that Mark is keeping. Discovering what this is will change Shirley’s life forever.

“This is a heart-warming story about acceptance, friendship and love that is masterfully handled by director Lamasan and brilliantly acted by the lead actors,” said Kerwin Du, ABS-CBN North America’s head of theatricals. “We are so proud to bring the film to the U.S. and hold premieres in the east and west coasts to kick off in a grand way the fall season movie offerings from ABS-CBN.”

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