If there is one thing director Ruel S. Bayani wants to immediately clarify when talking about his Metro Manila Film Festival entry One More Try, it is this: "People have the impression that because I came from the success of No Other Woman last year, this is another ‘affair-mistress’ movie.
"It’s not! It’s a family movie. This is for Christmas; this is for December 25. And it’s not like I’m doing a sequel of my last movie. It’s a totally different story, a totally different genre, so to speak."
In One More Try, Direk Ruel works with a stellar cast including Dingdong Dantes, Angelica Panganiban, Angel Locsin, and Zanjoe Marudo.
The filmmaker explains the film’s plot: "Dingdong and Angelica are a married but childless couple who receives a visit from Angel Locsin, a girl from Baguio na naka-one-night-stand dati ni Dingdong.
"Nagkaroon pala sila ng anak. So now, the child is sick and they need help. Kaya na-intertwine ’yong lives no’ng magdyowang Angel and Zanjoe at ’yong married couple na si Angelica and Dingdong. So ’yon ’yong complication nito."