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My Favorite Scenes from ‘That Thing Called Tadhana’

My Favorite Scenes from ‘That Thing Called Tadhana’

Antonette Jadaone’s “That Thing Called Tadhana” took the Philippine film industry by storm with its raw and heartfelt storytelling. With its romantic comedy-drama genre, Tadhana surely captured the hearts of audiences and left an indelible mark on Filipino cinema. From its picturesque landscapes to the incredible performances of Angelica Panganiban and JM De Guzman, here are the five most memorable moments that made “That Thing Called Tadhana” an unforgettable journey. 

My Favorite Scene from That Thing Called Tadhana

1. The Spontaneous Baguio Trip 

One of the film’s most memorable moments in the film occurs when Mace, played by Angelica Panganiban, meets Anthony, played by JM de Guzman at the airport in Baguio. Fueled by heartbreak and a sense of adventure, both of them decided to embark on an impromptu trip to Sagada. This scene perfectly encapsulates the movie’s spirit of spontaneity, as the characters set off on a journey that will change their lives forever. 

2. “Hugot” at Kiltepan Peak 

@netflixph Me after doing five minutes of work: #thatthingcalledtadhana #angelicapanganiban #jmdeguzman ♬ original sound – Netflix Philippines

As Mace and Anthony reach Kiltepan Peak in Sagada, the film showcases its trademark “hugot” which is referred to as deep emotional expression. As Mace delivers her iconic line: “Where do broken hearts go?” the breathtaking sunrise backdrop adds to the emotional intensity of the moment, leaving audiences captivated by the power of love and heartache. 

3. The ‘Kape at Balot’ Conversation 

@netflixph Felt kung felt si Angge dito 😌 #thatthingcalledtadhana #angelicapanganiban #jmdeguzman ♬ original sound – Netflix Philippines

While taking a break at a street vendor, Mace, and Anthony engage in a heartfelt conversation over “kape” and “balot”. Their exchange delves deep into life’s struggles, heartbreaks, and the search for meaning. This scene resonates with its viewers, as this reminds them of the importance of opening up and finding solace in the company of others. 

4. Top Load Scene

In a classic Filipino tradition, Mace and Anthony find themselves atop a jeepney in Baguio, sharing a beautifully vulnerable moment. Mace’s emotional outpouring resonates with anyone who has ever experienced heartbreak. As she confesses her deepest pain and questions life’s uncertainties. This poignant scene showcases the exceptional chemistry between not just Mace and Anthony, but of Angelica Panganiban and JM de Guzman. This scene surely leaves the audience moved and teary-eyed. 

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5. The Lourdes Moment

As the film nears its conclusion, Mace visits the Our Lady of Lourdes grotto in San Juan, La Union. In this introspective moment, she confronts her own fears and finally finds the strength to let go of her emotional baggage. This scene serves as a metaphor for personal growth and liberation, offering a cathartic experience for both the characters and the viewers. 

Surely, Tonette Jadaone’s “That Thing Called Tadhana” has left an indelible mark on Philippine cinema. Through its authentic storytelling and memorable moments. From the spontaneous journey to the emotional exchanges. The film’s magic lies in its ability to evoke genuine emotions and touch the hearts of viewers. Whether you’re searching for love, healing from heartbreak, or simply seeking inspiration, this movie will resonate with you. Now and for the years to come. 

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