Ambitious Indie Comedy

This is the full review of the movie Ang Babae sa Septic Tank by - August 05, 2011
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank is one of those surprisingly entertaining films I’d never thought of watching. The film captures the frustrations of wannabe indie filmmakers desperate for a good break in the industry. Aiming not just Cannes but the Oscars, a trio mobilizes a script set in the slums of Manila, and guns for actress Eugene Domingo to star as Mila, the film’s conflicted heroine. The arguments between Rainier, the director, and his producer Bingbong takes us through different assertations of the story — from a nitty-gritty documentary to a Broadway-esque musical and a product endorsement-laden commercial film, all of which playing in the mind of the meek production assistant Jocelyn. The number of movie versions presented eventually bordered on tiresome and a few scenes downright gratuitous but the oddities and humor kept the audience appreciative. It was a flawed, ambitious film that quietly screams as eerily successful.

Andrew has a penchant for music and milk tea.
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