Rating: ★★★★
Category: Movies
Genre: Independent


That’s how I would summarize the entire film in one word. I was already curious about Ploning when I heard that Judy Ann Santos was coming up with an indie. The curiosity was fueled even more by the fuss that went over how it was going head to head with her mother studio’s (ABS-CBN) other project*.

Ploning’s story revolves around a 30-year-old unmarried woman in the town of Cuyo, Palawan. Silent but thoroughly compassionate, she touches the lives of the people surrounding her, most especially the innocent young Digo. At first, one would be led to believe that this is a love story, where the hopeful Ploning waits in vain for the return of her lost love Tomas. But as the story progresses, one realizes that the film is less about romanticism and more about love that encompasses different people from different walks of life…Continue reading at


  1. Mito Tubilleja

    May 6, 2008 at 9:10 am

    san napanood?
    una, i was torn between “When love begins” (since maganda ang A Love Story) at “Ploning”… pero marami nang nagsabi na pa-cute lang ang movie ni aga at anne.

    Producer din ba si Juday?

  2. Bea Lapa

    May 6, 2008 at 9:15 am

    di ko alam kung producer siya. this is actually the first juday movie i've ever seen.

    i think the initial reason i wanted to watch this was because nandiri ako sa poster ni anne curtis at aga muhlach. eh pasaway ako. hehehehe.

  3. Carmelle Vilchez

    May 6, 2008 at 9:17 am

    sounds poetic and interesting… I wanna watch it! 🙂

  4. Bea Lapa

    May 6, 2008 at 9:20 am

    parang gusto na nga ni elena magpalit ng thesis ata. hahahaha. ang ganda ng cinematography, pati transitions from 80s to present and back.

    tama ka. poetic talaga siya. buti nga di sila nag-tagalog talaga kasi siguro kung tagalog nila sinabi yung ibang words dun, ang keso! the deeper quotables were spoken in Cuyonan.

  5. Bea Lapa

    May 6, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    MoA. Puro SM cinemas pa lang siya for now. Had to look it up at ClickTheCity. Turns out, ang official commercial play date niya is on May 7.

  6. Czarina Maye

    May 6, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Siya (Juday) ang nag produce nito sabi niya sa SOP last Sunday.

    Actually nagagandahan ako sa trailer. Wala lang ako time manood and feeling ko parang the usual love story lang siya. Meron ba talagang Tomas sa story? :)) Sino yung nasa bed scene na nasa trailer? Hahaha.

    Talagang tinatamad manood di ba?

  7. Bea Lapa

    May 6, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    yan ang mahiwagang tanong. 😀

    isa pang tanong: bed scene ba talaga yung nasa trailer? hehehehe.

  8. Mito Tubilleja

    May 6, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    ako naman naintriga kasi sa gma nagpromote si Juday 😀
    prinsesa siya sa 2 pero mas pinili ang bunganga ni anne hahaha (bad)

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