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A whimsical comedy about three women who cry at funerals, professionally.

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Cast

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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20 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Lágrimas por dinero  »

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$22,920 (USA) (27 February 2004)

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$108,043 (USA) (27 February 2004)
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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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A Nice Touch
9 March 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Crying Ladies is a warm film that makes you think and wonder about the little things in life. Family, friends and material things that are thought of to be so important but are really secondary. This is about the determined Stella from the old part of the city, trying to provide for herself and her son but also battling to keep him at the same time. For this, she gets her trio together as they become sought after to provide the old-style crying act for a Chinatown wake.

The acting is superb and actress Sharon Cuneta's role as Stella shows the versatility that Cuneta has always been known for. From her famous drama roles to silly comedies, she can do it. The women joining her in the leading characters are also a great line-up with another screen icon in Hilda Koronel and Angel Aquino, who is not in the name calibre of Cuneta and Koronel, but is a pleasant touch to the trio while playing the role of naive Choleng.

This film has a great formula, a warm story everybody could relate to, interesting technology and cinematography (this was groundbreaking for Philippines movies) and a cast that were perfect for their roles and for working together. Crying Ladies is also a good look at the unique qualities of the Philippines and it reveals the mini community of Chinese and Indian people and because of this, it shows how Stella, Rhoda and Choleng represent the joie de vivre and Latin passion of Filipinos and how hispanic the culture and country is (with American-style everyday influences) while being located right in the asia/pacific ocean region.

Crying Ladies was an entry to be an Oscar Foreign Film nominee, but did not make the final five films (4 or the 5 nominees were from Europe). However, it wouldn't have been a surprise if it did stand beside the Best Foreign nominees such as The Sea Inside from Spain. This film should be used as a mark for Philippine cinema to look at when making future movies.


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