Pretty Rosebud (2014)
User ReviewsReview this title
But not in Pretty Rosebud, which has a clear 'stay together' Christian message, even if your man is a parasitic waste of space. It's pretty sneaky about it's Bible bashing, too... It's only until the last twenty minutes we get the one-to-ones with our lead and the local vicar, and the packed-out sermon that urges families to 'work things out' whatever the circumstances. Any agnostic voter who might have walked out early, after being subjected to this barrage of religious doctrine probably won't have the chance when it eventually appears so late on. Very devious.
Yes, his wife does have a couple of affairs along the way, but can you blame her? Under pressure due to culture sensibilities to spend more time at home and pop out lots of kids as soon as possible, she needs release SOMEWHERE... And she's certainly not getting it from her nearest & dearest. Her father is a strict taskmaster, obsessed with micro-managing his children's lives (Even as adults) and the mother just meekly follows his coattails regardless of how uncompromising or brutish his behaviour is.
And, that's the kind of lady our strong, independent female lead should aspire to be... A domestic drudge. No thanks.
You know what, movie? You can take your 19th century dogma and shove it. You idolise the wrong characters, you vilify those in the right, and if this is an accurate depiction of the Filipino way, then I fact my lucky stars I have nothing to do with it. 3/10
Pretty Rosebud is one of my favorite films ! Excellent directing, acting, cinematography, set design. Saw this at a film festival, look forward to other projects from this director.
Chuti Tiu is a wonderful actor who never ceases to entertain and Chuti Tiu gives honest and touching performance . This was a high-quality professional .
That's it folks , go and watch it !! This is a must see! you'll love it.
God you have to see this movie!
It's a stunning, lovely film filled with plenty of cultural references very intriguing but as a campaign doesn't work much . The purpose of taking a small time - though long for a commercial - and watching it works perfectly, it's vivid and entertaining. Pretty Rosebud - Creative and engaging . Originality goes beyond anything. A real fun to watch. 10/10
Watch this movie a thousand times. Watch it a thousand times, a second time.This film has personality.More personality than a hamster. More personality than your cat. More personality than a hurricane.
it's good to see this in print and available. Most highly recommended.
Waiting the next movies of Oscar Torre :)
The story is very relatable to the first born children of immigrants in the US and the story is all too real. The actors did a phenomenal job of taking the dialog and made this story come to life. I was compelled to see what happens next. Each scene was beautifully shot and the production value was close to some indie studio productions.
This indie darling and festival award winner is definitely worth the watch. I'd keep an eye out for this one.