John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo play Popoy and Basya, two souls who separate in order to grow as individuals. But will they get another shot at love? Find out in One More Chance, which opens in theaters nationwide starting November 14. Photo: File photo

After starring together in My First Romance, Now That I Have You, Close To You and All About Love, John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo are paired again in another romantic movie titled One More Chance.

 

This Star Cinema movie directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina unfolds the anatomy of a breakup, dissecting the journey of two lovers who are going through the difficult decision of going their separate ways. One More Chance opens in theaters nationwide starting November 14.

 

SYNOPSIS. Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) and Basha (Bea Alonzo) have been together forever.

 

Their love story started when they met as students in a university. Popoy was taking up Engineering while Basha was a freshman in Architecture. They have been inseparable ever since—they did everything together: eating, studying and/or attending parties. Their families loved them, they shared friends, they eventually worked in the same firm and their life plans revolved around each other.


There is no Popoy without a Basha and vice versa. In short, they are certain that they would get married someday and build a home together—literally and figuratively. Architect Basha will design and plan their dream house while Engineer Popoy will be the one to build it. Everything is perfect.


At least that is what Popoy thinks.


But all the planning and dreaming eventually take a toll on Basha. Tired of trying to carve her own mark in the firm where they are both working, she suddenly tells him that she wants to resign and move to a smaller firm where she can be given a bigger chance to design on her own. Popoy is alarmed by Basha's sudden decision. Basha tells him the problem that has been brewing inside her for the past year, the real reason why she wants to leave their company—she is tired of Popoy and their relationship. She feels that Popoy is all over her and that she hasn't been given the opportunity to decide and plan for herself because Popoy already did everything. Popoy is speechless. Inside, he is devastated. That same night, Basha asks for a breakup. She tells him she needs the space to grow—on her own.


Not knowing how to pick himself up after the love of his life leaves him, Popoy struggles to live his new life alone. Meanwhile, Basha resigns and transfers to a smaller firm where she begins to feel the freedom she's been longing for. Popoy and Basha try to live without each other but the ties that bind them make it harder for both to move on. Their families and friends became constant reminders of the promises and dreams they had during their happier days.


Slowly, Popoy learns to pick up the pieces and discovers a life that he can call his own. But Basha's journey proves to be more difficult, especially when she sees Popoy starting to date other girls. A part of her wants to get him back but a part also knows that she was the one who asked for this.


Opportunity knocks when Popoy's aunt commissions them to build her house together. After feeling awkward around each other, Popoy and Basha eventually warm up. After all, five years of being together is hard to erase. Slowly and unconsciously, they fall into their old routines and find themselves enjoying each other's company once again. Both realize how much they've missed each other yet both also recognize how much they've changed.


But Popoy knows too well that giving in would mean going back to how they were before. And he's way too scared to get in the way of Basha's growth once again, especially now that he has seen that she can do it alone.


Will this be a chance to give love another try?

 

Joining John Lloyd and Bea in One More Chance are Derek Ramsay, Maja Salvador, Dimples Romana, Nikki Gil, Janus del Prado, and James Blanco. Former Pinoy Big Brother Season 2 housemates Robert Woods and Beatriz Saw will be introduced in this Star Cinema movie that opens in theaters nationwide starting November 14, 2007.