Minda, in her forties, is having a torrid affair with the younger Dave, and is trying to hide it from her husband Chito. Dave is an occasional tattoo artist. He also plays drums in a rock ...
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Minda, in her forties, is having a torrid affair with the younger Dave, and is trying to hide it from her husband Chito. Dave is an occasional tattoo artist. He also plays drums in a rock and roll band that has a difficult time finding gigs, now that the US Navy has left Subic Bay. One day Stephanie, a Philippino-American who came to the Philippines on a cultural discovery tour, turns up at Minda's house claiming she is her daughter, whom she gave away for adoption twenty years earlier. Stephanie has questions about her adoption that Minda is unwilling to answer. Dave arrives and takes Stephanie out, much to the annoyance of Minda. Written by
This is a good attempt. But the finished product is *very* lacking. Bad cinematography, horribly choppy editing, and a plot strung together very thinly. But there were some good moments (such as the tattoo scene, which still amuses me, and the conversation about vinyl, which rocked). The mixture of two languages worked to a point, but at times seemed ridiculous (and why do Asian films always insist on subbing English lines? More funny than annoying, but it always makes me curious...) The main actress was pretty good, as were some of her friends, and her step-father. Her mother was VERY melodramatic and her boyfriend was too bland for his role. All in all, this shows exactly how amateurish and low-budget it was, which is why it's potential is so high. As it was, the quality of sound and vision were just too low. 5/10.
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