Local Girls

Verdict: Do Something Else

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 1.60 (5 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Writer/Director: Ned Trespeces

Cast: August Andong, Tine Genzola Terrenal, Sam Prudente

Synopsis: What happens when an odd pair of minimum wage earners working in a seaside resort in Iloilo decide to take a walk on the wild side? Fate is a goody-two-shoes aspiring law student trying to save up tuition money. And Margie is a juvenile delinquent who hates the world. They are best friends despite their difference in temperament. Both girls are perpetually broke, bored with their mundane lives, and are looking for a little adventure. They get exactly what they wish for when they embark on an insane weekend that leaves their world in a state of utter disorder.

Running time: 60 mins.

Trailer: 

Review:

2.5          Libay Cantor (Leaflens Takilya)

“For a full-length film, it’s rather short (just a little over an hour) but it’s also enough, I think, for the story it’s trying to tell. Not too overpowering, just right. And this being indie, we forgive some technical glitches here and there because it comes with the package and the territory.” (Read full review)

1.5          Manuel Pangaruy (IndioCine)

“Ang tingin ko sa kanya, parang storyboard. Parang reenactment ng script kung gagawin itong isang pelikula. Parang nagpi-pitch ka sa isang producer sa kung anong magiging final product ng script mo.” (Read full review)

Capsules:

2.0          Lyndon Maburaot (Cinephiles)

“Awkwardly acted, tentatively directed. I heard a group seated a row behind letting out a big puff between chuckles: ‘it’s so bad, it’s good!’”

1.0          Carl Papa (Whatever, Carl)

“Silly lines.  Check.  Bad plot twists and turns.  Check.  Bad acting.  Check na Check.  The director of My Fake American Accent seems to have rushly made the story of two best friends who found themselves caught up with the whole drug business.  Comparing this film with the other films in (the Cinemalaya NETPAC) competition, story and quality wise, the film looks pale, uber pale.  It is funny for all the wrong reasons.”

1.0          Json Javier (Cinephiles)

“Amateurish, bad production values, pedestrian acting.”

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