2 April 2014
| 6.5/10 |
Diary ng Panget
| Veronique del Rosario-CorpusMarianne OandasanJune RufinoVicente Del Rosario IIIVic Del Rosario Jr.|
Mel Mendoza-Del Rosario
Diary ng Panget by Denny R.
Nadine LustreJames ReidYassi PressmanAndre Paras
English, Tagalog, Filipino
James Reid, Nadine Lustre, Yassi Pressman, Andre Paras
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Diary ng Panget (lit. Diary of an Ugly Person) (also known as Diary ng Panget: The Movie) is a 2014 Filipino teen romantic comedy film based on the best-selling novel of the same name written and published on Wattpad by Denny R. The film was directed by Andoy Ranay and stars Nadine Lustre, James Reid, Yassi Pressman, and Andre Paras. It was distributed by Viva Films and released on April 2, 2014, in theaters nationwide.
Despite its box office success, with its gross revenue of over PHP 120 million, Diary ng Panget was heavily panned by most critics, with its initial mixed reviews, claiming that the story and the cast have lack of formula and efforts.
Nadine Lustre as Reah "Eya" Rodriguez/PeppyJames Reid as Cross SandfordYassi Pressman as Lorraine "Lory" KeetAndre Paras as Chad JimenezGabby Concepcion as Mr. SandfordMitch Valdez as AuntieCandy Pangilinan as MayordomaAJ Muhlach as IanArkin Del Rosario as SevenCoraleen Waddell as SamJanna Roque as FemmeCarissa Quintas as StephAmeer RañolaDiary ng Panget: The Movie Wikipedia
Due to the success of the movie, the soundtrack for the film was released March 26, 2014 by Viva Records with a co-production of Flipmusic records. The physical copy of soundtrack is available in leading music stores and digitally via iTunes.
Diary ng Panget received mix to negative reviews from critics.
Zig Marasigan of Rappler states that Diary ng Panget provides very little insight on the modern day troubles of a young adult. "It succeeds in bringing together a particularly charming cast with relative newcomer Nadine Lustre leading the charge. Director Andoy Ranay does well to draw an entertaining amount of chemistry between his 4 actors, but unfortunately fails to keep the story, as well as its characters, from breaking out."
Philbert Ortiz-Dy of Click the City gave a negative review in the film, stating that "[t]he simplicity of the story is further undermined by the confusing direction. The film seems to struggle with staging a lot of scenes, the punchlines lost in the odd rhythms of the filmmaking." He also stated that "[t]he direction really fails the cast of young actors, who are acting their hearts out [...] Diary ng Panget is squandered by the subpar direction. The looseness of the narrative might have even been an asset if the direction was more inclined to make bolder or more well thought-out choices about how it presented the story."
Diary ng Panget gained positive reviews from Monique Elmerose Ferrer a jeje rep with a score of 5/5 stating "If the film was to generate the sweet punch of lines for love and affection among teens, then the film has made its way to execute its theme."
According to the film's distributor, the film gathered PHP 12—15 million on its first day of showing. The film grossed PHP 61,324,157 on its first five days of showing according to Box Office Mojo. The movie ran for 5 weeks and by the final week of run, Box Office Mojo reported a total gross of PHP 119,534,657 (or estimated PHP 120 million) as the final box office result of the film, receiving the 9th place in the top ten highest grossing Filipino films of 2014.