MANILA, Philippines -- The Ruel Bayani-directed film entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has been given the highest rating by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB).
Star Cinema's "One More Try" has been Graded A by the CEB, the media review agency announced Friday.
The 38th MMFF entry marks Dingdong Dantes' second big screen project under ABS-CBN's film production outfit after "Segunda Mano."
Kapamilya talents Angelica Panganiban, Angel Locsin and Zanjoe Marudo also star in the romance-drama film.
"One More Try" tells the story of Grace (Locsin), a single mom who is forced to reconnect with her son's biological father Edward (Dantes) to save the boy from a worsening rare blood condition.
The source of the cure: a biological sibling to Grace's son, who must be naturally conceived.
In a situation where a child's life is at stake, Grace and Edward's respective relationships -- she has found love anew with Tristan (Marudo); the other is married to Jacqueline (Panganiban) -- take a turn for the worse, as unwanted feelings from the past start to resurface.
Also starring Carmina Villaroel, Agot Isidro, Edward Mendez, and Gina Pareño, "One More Try" along with Star Cinema's "Sisterakas" hit theaters nationwide on Christmas Day.