The showing of “Everything About Her” on Saipan was a rousing success with Filipinos and even some non-Pinoy moviegoers lining up to see the Vilma Santos headliner The movie was shown with English subtitles and had a week-long screening at the Regal Saipan Megaplex.
“Our initial offering on Saipan was a tremendous success and had over 2,000 Filipinos and even non-Pinoys went out to see the movie,” said The Filipino Channel marketing specialist James Redmond Chua, who is in charge of the CNMI and Guam accounts.
The 200-seater Regal Cinema Megaplex 7, where the Cinema Evaluation Board of the Philippines-Grade A comedy-drama film was shown, was almost full on opening day alone and the numbers went up as the days went by especially during the weekend.
Multi-awarded and veteran Filipino actress Santos plays the role of real estate mogul Vivian, who was dying from cancer, while former teen star Angel Locsin is Jaica, a hired nurse tasked to take care of the former in order to conceal her medical condition. Xian Lim plays Santos’ estranged son Albert.
Vivian then orders Jaica to convince Albert to come home and live with her in the hopes of fixing their broken relationship before she dies.
Chua said the film’s message of giving importance to your family and the value of forgiveness did transcend to a lot of moviegoers.
Kolinta Montoya, from the Federated States of Micronesia and watched the movie with her husband Edwin and several other relatives, said the movie teaches a lot of lessons, especially learning how to forgive those who hurt you.
“It teaches you lessons, one of which is if you’re still alive learn to forgive and learn to love,” she said.
“You should also be compassionate and nobody should die alone. We really enjoyed it,” added Virginia San Nicolas, who joined the Montoyas in watching the film.
Northern Marianas International School teachers Catherine Barja and Criselda Aldan said each member of the family should treat each other well with or without illness.
“It is a relationship between a mother and son that were not close to each other. Each have their own crisis in their lives,” said Barja.
“You must treat each other well even if you’re not sick or not,” added Aldan.
TFC, with the movie’s success, also announced that the Gerald Anderson and Arci Munoz film “Always Be My Maybe” will be shown on March 11 at the Regal Cinema Megaplex 7.