In My Life (2009)

Director
Olivia M. Lamasan

Main cast
Vilma Santos; Luis Manzano; John Lloyd Cruz; Dimples Romana; Dimples Romana

Genres
Drama, Foreign

Description
Shirley (Vilma Santos) is a woman who wants to be in control of everything. Working as a librarian in a public school, a firm "Sshhh!" from her makes the students tremble in fear. But in her family, her unwarranted intervention in the lives of her children and their families keeps her emotionally detached from them. Realizing that she has lost the command she once had, she goes to New York to reunite with Mark (Luis Manzano), her estranged gay son who is now suffering from colon cancer. But Shirley doesn't know this and living with Mark in New York comes with a cost. She has to live with her son's lover Noel (John Lloyd Cruz) who is an illegal immigrant. Everything is going right until circumstances forces Shirley to go back to the Philippines. Now that she's back with her family, she realizes that something is wrong - she is not happy. For once in her life, she finally comes to a brave decision that will bring her real happines.


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