If you were to make a list of all your “Whys” in life, what questions would make it on top? Would it be something like the “Bakit List” of this woman named Dess?
Regarding her job:
Dugo. Pawis. Lablayp. Sexlayp. Pati tulog at pahinga binigay mo na, ikaw pa rin ang may kasalanan. Bakit?!!
Regarding her relationships:
Kinarir mo nang magpaka-nanay at tatay kahit ate ka lang, ikaw pa ang may pagkukulang. Bakit?!
Pitong taon mo siyang minahal, pero nawala siya nang walang pasabi sa isang iglap. Bakit?!!!
Dess, played by Louise Delos Reyes, is a relatable character in “My Bakit List”, a movie co-produced by Viva Films and BluArt Productions. At one point in your life, you may have known someone like her or you may have experienced some of what she goes through.
In her late 20s, Dess is a breadwinner who earns a living as head writer of a drama anthology. When the pressure at work gets way too much, she quits her job.
Getting no sympathy from her family whose only concern is how her current status would affect their lives, Dess goes all the way to Ilocos Norte with her best friend Brutus (Prince Stefan) to take a breather.
This momentary escape from her toxic life might just be what she needs to find the answers to her questions. But when she accidentally comes face to face with her ex-boyfriend Ejay (Ivan Padilla), she refuses to listen to his explanation as to why he left her without a word. Dess is in dilemma if she should open her heart to him again. Will a second chance at love be the answer to all the “Whys” in her life or will it just create more questions in her mind? And if everything comes down to one question:“to hold on or to move on”, what will she choose?
Early this year, Louise Delos Reyes also played a woman who was in a complicated relationship in “Hanggang Kailan?” , a film by Bona Fajardo, the same director of “My Bakit List”.
For Direk Fajardo (I Found My Heart in Santa Fe, Kahit Ayaw Mo Na, and Iliw), the story itself is the one that determines which actor/s is/are suitable to portray the lead role/s. *(“Naniniwala ako na ‘yung istorya ang pumipili ng karakter, ng aktor.) And once it’s been determined, it’s important that the preferred actors would also believe in the characters for the project to get going. (“Ang importante maniwala sila sa karakter para pumayag sila na gagawin nila ang project.”)
*Louise once revealed that she had been blinded by love towards a former boyfriend. Having that kind of experience, not to mention being a good and dedicated actress, she has fully embraced the role of Dess. Aside from believing in the character, she said that it’s also important to have complete trust in your co-actors. This is the first time for Louise to work with Ivan Padilla. Witness their chemistry as they play an ex-couple who are still not over each other.
Ivan Padilla co-starred with Cristine Reyes in “Maria” last March and was the leading man of Alessandra de Rossi in “12” . His acting experience includes appearances in Hollywood shows such as *CSI (Crime Scene Investigation, in the NY, Miami and NBC episodes), Lucifer (Fox), Castle, ER, The Closer, Criminal Minds and Dexter (in six episodes).
Another thing to look forward to in the movie is Louise’s rapport with Prince Stefan (Working Beks, Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo May Boyfriend) who accompanies her in her soul searching journey.
The movie’s official soundtrack is “Sanay Naman Ako” by singer-songwriter Jo. E.
Viva Films and BluArt Productions invite you to include watching “My Bakit List” in your To Do List this Christmas season. It opens in cinemas on December 11, 2019.