Published: September 11, 2011
I watched the movie with the purpose of knowing how Maja Salvador could play a role she is never familiar with; I wasn’t disappointed.
Maja Salvador, as I saw in the movie, has become an actress who gives all she has just to portray a role realistically.
Well, I’ve heard that Paul Soriano has isolated his talents while taping the movie and he even call them by the names of their character just to make things a bit more realistic on screen, and it was effective.
I’m not saying that no other actress could take the role better than Salvador but the director has really done a great job in making every scene realistic.
For six weeks, Salvador trained with Elma Muros just to learn the correct way of running in a track and field competition. And just by knowing that Muros trained Salvador, it added credibility to the story.
Well, I don’t know what to say…it’s just that I’m amazed how the movie was directed and shot making every angle perfect.
The plot, however, didn’t impress me much knowing that the story is actually typical for us Filipinos. I mean, anybody could have met someone from province who is a breadwinner of their family.
Children (especially in provinces) have greater responsibility because they are the ones who will sustain their family. Those who have talents or skills could easily make it to the top just like Thelma.
I believe this movie is a must-watch for everyone who is looking for inspiration.
I don’t want to say so much in here but I encourage you to watch it.