It might be a bit unusual for an American to comment on a Filipino movie, but this one is a lot better than the usual shoot-em-up or bad-special-effects films that are overly done by film makers in the Philippines. The first thing I noted about Naglalayag is the excellent cinematography. Next was the terrific casting of Nora Aunor in the lead role. And, Yul Servo is excellent as her youthful and positive thinking lover! The story was well handled and, except for a couple of points, was realistically played out by the cast. Aleck Bovick played the young girl who Yul Servo's character was supposed to love, tho her actions unknowingly played into the direction the story took.
Locales were good.
Naglalayag took it's time in giving us the characters' backgrounds, but did not provide the needed resolution to one of the two main problems created by the story. Thus, I can only give it a solid 8 out of 10, but I do recommend it. I saw it with English captioning.
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