Oh, my ghost! Can our local writers/filmmakers please give this “I see dead people” trope a rest (especially if it was obvious from the very start)? There are so many ways to make the audience think that you made a smart movie without relying on a lazy twist.
The divine Celeste Legaspi (as a widow suffering from dementia) and the severely underrated Ketchup Eusebio (as her gay son seeking acceptance from everyone except his mother) had such a wonderfully natural chemistry that needed a better story.
Side note: In one scene, Alex Medina’s towel was about to fall off, but magically became secured again in the next shot. Why? (Asking for a friend.) Also, why was he wearing khaki shorts during that pumping scene? Asking for my sanity.
(Originally published August 8, 2018.)