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Crying Ladies (2003)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  20 February 2004 (USA)
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A whimsical comedy about three women who cry at funerals, professionally.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Cuneta ...
Hilda Koronel ...
Rhoda "Aling Doray" Rivera
Angel Aquino ...
Choleng
Eric Quizon ...
Wilson Chua
Ricky Davao ...
Guido
Julio Pacheco ...
Bong
Shamaine Buencamino ...
Cecile
Sherry Lara ...
Mrs. Chua
Gilleth Sandico ...
Becky
Joan Bitagcol ...
Grace
Johnny Delgado ...
Priest
Edgar Mortiz ...
Mang Gusting
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Ipe
Bella Flores ...
Lost Lady
Lou Veloso ...
Brgy Chairman
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A whimsical comedy about three women who cry at funerals, professionally.

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Nida Blanca was supposed to play the role of the former star, Aling Doray. Blanca's sudden death paved the way for Hilda Koronel to have the role. See more »

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simple yet spunky
29 December 2003 | by (philippines) – See all my reviews

Although it's not a masterpiece of any sort, "Crying Ladies" deserves the Metro Manila Film Festival award for Best Picture, as compared to its fellow nominees. It had a simple plot, there were a few actors, there was not much distractions, editing was well done, the music was not overused, and the cinematography was impressive.

The plot revolves around three characters, one funeral, and a string of realizations. Sharon Cuneta did well as the main character, Angel Aquino did fine as well. However notable are Hilda Koronel and Eric Quizon, who also won acting awards in the MMFF. Hilda Koronel, especially, did a fantastic job, and she her character was solid, and witty. Eric Quizon had a grayer area in his character, but he had some moments where his character got separated and distinguished from his usual roles.

Editing was good, while cinematography was impressive. Philippine cinema has never been this good.

The soundtrack is good, and spunky, especially "Magbago Ka."

Not a masterpiece and not exactly an art film, if you're watching MMFF films, this should be on top of your list. This film is witty, spunky, and yet not at all preachy; a good, light-hearted movie. 9/10


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