25 April 2017

JR's Movie Reviews - SUNDAY BEAUTY QUEEN


SUNDAY BEAUTY QUEEN
JR's Rating:  (10 out of 10, Masterpiece)
"No Wonder It Won Best Picture"

6-day work week, where the rest day is made for beauty pageants, Sunday Beauty Queen is a contemporary look at the lives of Filipina OFWs in Hong Kong, each with their own different stories. A first-time entry and winner at the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival, Sunday Beauty Queen never fails to inspire and touch the hearts of the average movie viewer on the complex reality of overseas labor. The story involving the OFW pageant organizer amazed me the most, the dedication on setting up a pageant for raising money while advocating Filipina beauty has been an inspirational one for me. Another which involved the OFW realizing the death of her master and beau was a sad one for me. A cute one though was about a Filipina OFW bringing the kid of his employer to his daily school transport and back home after their classes. The movie masterfully presented in the most explicit manner various social issues needing of attention such include the "Two-Week Rule", Employer Abuse, Curfew and Strict Foreign Employment Laws. You would really feel for those OFWs in the film facing various day-to-day situations. How hard it is to be a mother in a family abroad and be a supporting mother to their own real families. Personally, it is a no brainer why such film won best picture at the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival beating the Pulp Fiction-styled Die Beautiful (which I also scored a 10), the romcom Vince, and Kath, and James (which I scored an 8.5), and the horror Seklusyon. Sunday Beauty Queen is a low-budget documentary that is a giant in cinema.
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Time Published: 25 April 2017 (9:00 PM)

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