i’m planning on it, but then again i planned on watching WLB and all the other movies pero i never did…hehe…pero i think i will watch this. this will bring back memories as a kid. sabihin ko review ko when if i actually watch it.
Hindi naman totally bukid city rin naman kaya lang medyo hindi pa madami ang population ng mga pinoys. Madami pa rin ang mga puti dito. Dito ako sa No Car short for North Carolina. (naku bistong bisto na ako pati edad ko 😦 )
ptvj says: akala ko no car as in walang kotse. hehehehe.
may penfriend ako d’yan no car, he was in the army! puti s’ya. kaya lang hindi na siya nakapag-antay sa akin, nag-asawa na siya! hekhekhek kala n’ya hindi ako makapunta sa ‘merica hekhekhek
sorry no car, i thought wala kang kotse! hekhekhek. dumb talaga kasi ako eh, i take everything literally kasi, nasanay ako sa trabaho ko. hekhekhek.
ptvj says: pareho pala tayo ng akala kay nocar. hehehehe. naku penfriend pa talaga ha, mukhang matagal na un a 😉
hahaha…you guys are all so funny. now i definitely feel pressured into watching the movie. i’ll watch it and i’ll be your official sources…hehe…tutal, halos pare-pareho naman opinions natin. so kapag nagustuhan ko, magugustuhan niyo rin…hehe…
word of advice lang ha, if ever na you get a chance to meet and greet mga artista sa’tin. DON’T DO IT!!! maiinis ka lang sa mga dami ng tao and they’re pushing and nagaaway which is sad. lalo na yung mga matatanda…lol
ptvj says: don’t feel pressured…pero hihintayin namin iyong review mo. hehehe. just kidding. hindi pa naman ako nakakapunta sa mga meet and greet sa mga artista, kuripot kasi ako e ayokong magbayad ng $100.
pero i know what you mean, iyong kapatid ko nanood siyang concert ni sarah g inis na inis siya dun sa mga taong mahilig makisingit at maiingay, what more pa kaya kung malapitan na ang mga artista. pero iyon namang coworker ko, mahilig sa mga meet and greet lahat ng concerts ng mga pinoys dito pinapanood niya (dito na siya sa Canada lumaki, though), pero okay naman daw. i guess depende rin sa mga organizers?
hay nako dumbako, you won’t even have room to faint no. tapos nakakainis pa yung mga matatanda (no offense sa mga oldies), but nagaaway pa sila. i mean i’m talking about mga lola at lola sa tuhod. it’s kinda funny at first pero nainis lang ako tuoloy.
hoy nocar, bisita ako diyan…i love men in uniform…hehe…
ptvj says: wahahaha, may kaibigan ako dito na sundalo kaklase ko dati…bata pa, guapo, tisoy, matangkad, in uniform…wala lang. hehehe.
sad din ako nocar, imagine siya ang una kong tinawagan “can you hear me, can you hear me now, am here” shocked s’ya nakarating ako! pero hindi daw pwedeng mag-usap pa kami dahil selosa ang korean waitress na asawa n’ya![sa atin lang to, nabunt…… daw n’ya] hekhekhek. mala derek pa naman yong katawan at kagwapuhan n’ya, huhuhuhuhuhuhu
ptvj says: naku pang-maalaala mo nga iyan. si heart ang kunin nating korean…ay nasa kabila na pala siya. bwahahaha.
naku ha, paano mo nalamang mala-derek ang katawan niya. ikaw ha 😀
ay true annedito. ang bilis bilis nilang maglakad talagang masasagasaan ka. kaya better kung gusto nyong makalapit make sure naka upo and settled sila. hindi siguro naman sila magpapahiya ng fans kung paisa-isa lang ang lumalapit. ganon ginawa ko noon kay aga. noon nag guest siya sa company na pinagtatrabaho ko noon sa pinas. naka kiss at naka pa picture pa ako kay aga. (those were the days!!)
annedito, so far sa pagbabakasyon ko si christopher pa lang ang nakasabay ko sa plane! tinulungan n’ya akong ibaba from the overhead ang bag ko.meron din pala akong nakasabay na dalawang artista na bago sa gagamboy movie. nagtaka ako bakit kumakaway yong mga tao! sabi ng sister ko tange, artista ang nasa likuran mo! hekhekhek. kala ko kumakaway sila sa akin dahil blonde yong buhok ko!hekhekhek
ptvj says: si tito boyet? o ang asawa ni gladys reyes? hehehe. iyong pinsan ko naman nakasabay niya sa airport si gary v sa singapore. iyakan silang magkakaibigan dahil uuwi na sa pilipinas for good ang pinsan ko pagkakita daw nila kay gary v nagsigawan sila at nagpapicture. nakita ko iyon picture. bwahahaha!
dumbako, para palang “verizon wireless” (can you here me now?) hehehe!
pero kidding aside padala mo kaya “maalaala mo kaya” ang love story nyo ng soldier mo. I’m sure papatok iyon, lalo na War is going in iraq. Sino kaya ang pipiliin mong gaganap sa role mo, sa role sundalo at sa korean wife.
annedito, sige punta kayo dito. you are all welcome. mag hunt tayo ng mga soldier. pag na tiguk sa guera edi ayos instant benefit sa US gov. hehe!
ptvj says: dear ate charo, itago mo na lang ako sa pangalang no car. pero mayroon akong kotse. lumiham ako para ilahad sa iyo ang kwento ng aking nasawing pag-ibig. nandito ako sa us of a ngunit lumaki ako nagka-isip sa pilipinas. maayos naman ang aking pamumuhay, hanggang sa…
PTVJ, touch na touch ako sa liham kay ate charo.
annedito, recommended ko nga ito blog na ito, dahil dito kahit hindi tayo nagkikitakita. feel na feel ko may mga friends ako. salamat uli ng marami PTVJ and sa lahat ng tumatangkilik ng blog na ito. I tenk U. bow!
sorry gals and guys, hindi nagshow ang caregiver this weekend eh. i called the theatre and they weren’t going to show it. they said something about scheduling mix-up. maybe this weekend ata, but i’m busy this weekend. hay nako, filipino time din ang pag-showing nila kaya tuloy yan, nasira schedule ko.
Finally, meron na akong movie review ng “Caregiver”. Yung 1st showing ang pinanood namin at very early yun around 10am kasi nga sira ang schedule ko coz of the delay. Aga-aga palang nabwisit na ako sa mga tao…hehe…ang tagal sa line ng mga matatandang Filipino! As in, nagiisip pa sila kung ilan ticket ang kukunin nila while on their cellphone nagtatanong ng kamag-anak kung bibili ng ticket for the showing the next day…LOL…so meron isang bwisit na matandang Americana at when turn ko ng bumili ng ticket sabi, “OH COME ON! OUR MOVIE IS ABOUT TO START!” nainis ako kasi galit na rin ako sa mga matagal sa line so I snapped and said, “You should’ve gotten here sooner then.” Sabi niya she did daw kaya lang matagal daw naghintay to those ladies…LOL…so sabi ko naman, “Sounds like a personal problem to me.” ANYWAY, preview yan ng pagka-inis ko sa mga moviegoers. Let’s just say the average moviegoer was a Filipina woman, 45 yrs old, either working as a nurse or a caregiver. How do I know that you may ask? Kasi kasama pa nila yung mga alaga nila sa theater na meron naka-wheelchair at meron din mga puting matanda…LOL…akala ko nga meron subtitle eh. Then meron din nagpapalibri sa mga kasama kasi daw caregiver siya.
The movie started with a rushing tired Sarah played by Sharon Cuneta leaving her daytime job as an Elementary English teacher for a night vocational class to become a caregiver. Meron brief scenes sa training class si Sarah and one of her instructors is a Waya Council member (yung namatay na laging kaaway ni lady elle noon). There was also a scene of Sarah and her colleagues during lunch discussing her life sa PI and her future sa London. There were quite a few jokes about Sarah “going to punas-punas the puwet.” Sarah eventually sold her house leaving her young son Paulo, played by John Manalo, bitter and more rebellious. Paulo would be looked after her paternal grandmother which was portrayed by Boots Anson-Roa. Isang scene lang siya sa movie pero you could already sense na she was a sweet and loving grandmother and mother. The story moved along sa despedida (spellcheck please) party ni Sarah sa Manila with her side of the family. There you get a sense of her life and who she is as a daughter and a sister. Her mother (don’t know the actress’ name) is distraught about Sarah’s choice to follow her husband. This of course is natural sa mga Filipino parents when it comes to their children leaving the nest let alone the country. Mickey Feriols plays the obedient and caring daughter who mainly took care of their senile grandmother. Lola was played by the veteran actress Anita Linda. She played the elder matriarch who constantly needed caring that brought tears to Sarah’s eyes. This was a good indication of how compassionate Sarah really was. That night at the party, Paulo leaves her mother to “party” with her older cousins. He failed to return home that night and Sarah initially thought that this was another rebellious act. However, after their talk, Paulo was nothing more than a frightened and heartbroken child. The two eventually patched things up and both even went coat shopping together. The jacket Sarah bought Paulo was a promised made by a mother saddened for abandoning her one and only child.
Sarah makes it to London to be met by her husband Teddy, played by John Estrada. Their first meeting was a longing and passionate greeting by a loving couple. Soon, the everyday reality of life in London took a toll in their marriage. Sarah was not able to handle her job as a caregiver. The despairing elderly patients dismayed the already longing Sarah. Teddy was not supportive of Sarah’s attempt to quit her job. He advised her to do exactly the opposite of Sarah’s loving and caring personality, to distant herself. Teddy and Sarah eventually started arguing about everything in their household particularly about money. Sarah also played a surrogate mother to Sean (Makisig Morales) as she longed for her own son. Sean was also a troubled kid who simply wanted to fit in. He longed to fit in with his British peers as well as a tired and overwhelmed mother who was married to a Brit. Sarah eventually meets Mr. Morgan, an ailing wealthy man waiting for his death. The two developed a friendship as Sarah read books to him and was a confidant to both Mr. Morgan and his son, David.
There were also scenes of other OFW’s and their everyday struggles. Joseph, played by Jhong Hilario, was a doctor in the Philippines, but settled for a nursing career in London. This of course was a bit difficult for him and his oath to save lives as a doctor was compromised in a scene at the ER. Sean’s struggle to adapt to his new environment and family was showcased in subtle ways that weren’t forced throughout the movie. The movie centered on Sarah who was a loving and caring person. She was always a supportive wife to a point that she never really cared about her own happiness. Sharon, of course, played the role wonderfully and her own personality as a loving person was highlighted. The supporting cast was also superb considering all the big names attached to this movie. All characters played a major point of the director’s storytelling. Even Lotlot De Leon’s short scenes as the vulgar sister, but was also an overall good person, was played well. Rica Peraleja played a hardworking and stern wife to Joseph. (Galing din ng accent niya at very amusing to hear her talk with a British accent). The two main British actors and others blended well with Sharon and the Filipino cast. I believe that if the main actress wasn’t Ms. Sharon Cuneta, David Morgan and Sarah could’ve had a something special at the end. (Yes, my moment si Ate Shawie doon sa anak ng alaga niya. OK lang at cute naman siya!) But like I said, Sarah was a decent and “wonderful woman” as to quote David. Her family’s well being was the most important thing in her life. She was also a wonderful friend and our world would definitely be a better place if there were more people like her. Her simple act of kindness such as making adobo for Sean was the core lesson of the movie, for me at least. The ending of the movie is not the simple happily ever after storybook ending we all wished. But it showed a new Sarah that made the old Sarah accept her needs and wants more. Through a new beginning, she was able to see who she was, a wonderful human being. It also played well into our social conscience as Filipinos away from home. As asked by Sarah’s superior sa school, “Kung puro pang-sarili ang iniisip natin, paano na ang bansa natin?” I completely sympathized with her question and mentality and that is from someone who did not grow up sa Pinas. Hindi ako sa Pinas lumaki and did not have a choice…hehe…pero I understand and appreciate her loyalty sa mga Filipino sa Philippines. It is so easy to forget the struggles of our nation kasi hindi natin minsan nakikita ang mga batang palaboy sa daan. We are angered by the corrupted politicians in the Philippines, but are not directly affected by their senseless ways. The best minds of the Philippines tend to leave our country for a better future and so on…
In honor of PTVJ’s ratings, I give the movie 9 out of 10. There were just a few scenes that were unrealistic to me such as Joseph and the hospital administrator. Advise ko lang, wait for the DVD kasi talagang maiinis ka sa mga tao sa theater. Unless you’re the type na nag-iingay din sa movie, then I definitely recommend going to the theater. Pero kung ayaw mong marinig yung, “Ay, mamatay na. Yung anak niya dumating,” as if hindi ka rin nanonood, just wait and watch it sa bahay away from distractions.
annedito, maraming maraming maraming thank you sa paggawa mo ng review. ang galing mong gumawa ng review, walang halong bola. if you don’t mind gagawan ko to ng entry ha? teka lang gagawa muna ako ng rating chuvaness.
annedito, thanks. ayoko sanang panoorin dahil masyado atang madrama, kaso mukhang maganda e hehehe. naku don’t get me started sa mga maiingay na yan, kahit sa simbahan nagkukwentuhan nakakahiya! madalang na nga lang ako sa pulang buwan (seeee! may bago na tayong terminology courtesy of lobo, heheh) magsimba pinapataas pa nila ang BP ko. mga bwiset. hindi man ako galit, no? lol.