In terms of performance, Lorna Tolentino's fiery emotional labor mines the lurid and lasting legacies of social transformation in the life of a singing superstar hemmed in by the contradictions of love and success. The changes in her life nourish the mental resources which she participates in changing her society and her being a woman. Rudy Fernandez's brave and resolute depiction of a man wronged and determined to claim the woman he loves chills to the bone. The backstage elements of the story are merely perfunctory with Michael de Mesa playing Shirley's manager, George and Deborah Sun as Beba, her personal assistant. The supporting cast are particularly excellent, although special mention must be made of Armida Siguion-Reyna's Doña Corazon and Col. Victor Morena played by Leroy Salvador. On the whole, then, if we ignore its narrative frame, Somewhere could have been a significant film. It says what has to be said about human nature, that it is not supreme, that it is subject to various attacks, that it is brutal and violent. This melodrama therefore assumes the dimensions of a fable about people who look for love in the wrong places and find it on the run. Somewhere says something significant, then loses its nerve.
Directed By: Romy Suzara
Story By: Carlo J. Caparas
Serialized In Pilipino Komiks
Screenplay By: Jose N. Carreon And Orlando Nadres
Director Of Photography: Ernesto dela Paz
Musical Director: George Canseco
Film Editor: Ike Jarlego, Jr.
Production Design: Manny Morfe
Produced By: Viva Films
Release Date: July 26, 1984
Somewhere theme song performed by Regine Velasquez