After second leads in Palimos ng Pag-ibig and Tinik sa Dibdib, Dina Bonnevie finally got her own dramatic lead in the excellent Magdusa Ka! This was Dina's movie as Mahawi Man ang Ulap was to Hilda Koronel's. This is the story of Christine, Nida Blanca's daughter, who got pregnant and how she suffered the consequences of her decision.
All the actors are good, including Christopher De Leon who plays Rod, her boyfriend down to Jaclyn Jose who plays Rod's past time. Not to be outshone are the antagonists Angie Ferro and Pinky Amador. The dialogues are crisp, appropriate and even amusing at times. Watch out for Nida's classic line, "maawa? magdusa ka!", which took them many rehearsals before they got the perfect intonation. Some funny moments like Jay Ilagan's photo drew some laughs when I saw this in 86.
This was also Nida's movie. She plays a woman who finds it hard to forgive not only her daughter but also the father of her child, ably portrayed by Dindo Fernando. Her line "therefore I Am sorry, Bernardo, I also realize I don't need you" is one of my favorite in this movie. The movie is realistic enough not to end with everything perfect but there is hope that things will work out for our protagonist.
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