Last May 5, I was invited for the private screening of the movie “My Candidate” staring Derek Ramsay, Shaina Magdayao and Iza Calzado. The movie is directed by Quark Henares produced by Quantum Films, MJM Productions, Tuko Film Production and Buchi Boy Films.
The story is about an Ivy league graduate and political scion Congressman SONNY SUAREZ that has all what it takes to become a Senator - except for the one thing that gets you elected: charisma.
Determined to improve his lackluster showing at the polls, Sonny's team hires BILLIE PONO, a smart and sassy life coach. With Billie at the helm of is "personality make over", Sonny learns to be more authentic. And he also finds himself falling for his coach.
The campaign proves to be an uphill battle with many twists and turns, especially due to the sudden emergence of VERA SANCHEZ, Sonny's ex, who has declared her candidacy for the Senate.
Will Sonny emerge victorious?
The movie imparts all these funny situations during election time coupled with the resounding message that it must indeed be: "Bayan Muna Bago Puso.”
Also part of the movie is box-office director Dan Villegas, who serves as Creative Producer.
Direk Dan is the genius behind such award-winning and blockbuster films as “English Only, Please” and "#Walang Forever."
His latest hit project is “Always Be My "Maybe."
Fresh concept. Hilarious story telling. New screen combination.
"My Candidate” gives the election season a romantic twist starting May 11 in theaters nationwide.
Movie review by Tony Yson