If ever may contest ng pa-indie-han sa pagitan ng walong entries sa #mmff2016, eto na yun. #savingsally wins hands down.

 

Eto yung tipo ng movie that the artfilm houses and filmfestivals are made for, yung pelikulang nagtetest ng waters, ng genre, ng form na nangangailangan lang na mapanood ng audience to bloom. Eto yung movie nagpupush ng envelop as far as it could, soooo far na posibleng hindi ito maapreciate ng bigger masses pero might attract enough audience to change the playing field. Eto yung “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank” before it became a big hit and led people to demand better quality comedies and made intelligent satires commercially viable.

 

Hindi naman ako masyadong mataas ang expectations ko sa Saving Sally no?

 

 

Napanood ko yung MMFF 2016 trailer nila and it excited me. Nakapanood ako ng sa youtube ng crowding sourcing video nila na 2010 targeting a 2013 release. Pak meyn, may na kita ako teaser nila annoucing the the movie will be coming soon on 2007!!!! 2007!!! Meyn!!!! Gaddem!!! Ibig sabihin the guys working on this film, led by director Avid Liongoren have been pushing for this project from more than ten years!!! More than ten friggin years!!! I’ve seen careers come and go in less years.!!!

 

Parang akong namakyaw ng exclamation mark at inubos ko sa previous paragraph no? Tone down ko a bit.

 

LTR itu. Long term relationship. Ibig sabihin this is a labor of love at hindi yung gawa-tayo-ng-puke-pukeng-pelikula-na-lalamunin-ng -masa-every-year-para-may-regular-source-of-milyones-tayo. Ibig sabihin, ganun ka-ahead of its time of vision ng creator nito that more than 10 years later, the movie feels new and edgy. Genern.

 

Do i need to review the content ng trailer para ma-enganya kayo? The story is your typical nerdy boy (Enzo Marcos, not related to the you-know-knows i hope) na humo-hopia for geeky hot girl  (Rhian Ramos) who unfortunately has a dick of a boyfriend (TJ Trinidad)kaya nafriendzone si boylet… told in live-action, green screen and animation format. Hungtaray. At kung nagdududa kayo na isang malaking dick yung BF watch niyo ang trailer at makikita niyo.

 

Slightly malakas maka-caño yung english dialogue, probably they were aiming for the international market as well at since hindi ito poverty porn, subtitles won’t work. Pero I wont let that bother me.  This movie might not be for a lot of people pero if it catches your fancy if only for a bit, maski hindi kayo fully sold, try niyo na rin. You might pleasantly surprise yourself.

 

Catch niyo na lang ito early in the MMFF run kasi hindi siya mainstream at…. alam niyo na.

 

 

 

 

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