Crying Ladies (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Crying Ladies (2004)

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Charged with organizing his father's funeral, Wilson Chua (Eric Quizon) hires three professional mourners with plenty of problems and enough tears to flood Manila in this heartwarming comedy. Desperate for cash, Stella (Sharon Cuneta) is happy to take the weeklong gig crying at the traditional Chinese funeral, but the stage is set for disaster when she brings B-movie actress Chua (Hilda Koronel) and the adulterous Choleng (Angel Aquino) along.

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Critic Reviews for Crying Ladies

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (9)

Perfs sparkle, with each thesp comfortable navigating between broad comedy and legitimate pathos.

November 29, 2004 | Full Review…

The performances ... are as sincere and heartfelt as the mourning is not.

November 27, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Best appreciated for the winning performances of its trio of stars, who convey their characters' desperation with humor and poignancy.

March 1, 2004

It has the potential to build a word-of-mouth audience through its sweet nature and lack of pretense, two qualities that are a rarity in both multiplexes and arthouses.

February 20, 2004

There aren't many surprises as the story unfolds in soap-opera fashion, with a happy ending for all concerned.

February 20, 2004 | Rating: 2/4

In this sloppy, happy soap opera from the Philippines, three working-class Manila women are hired as paid mourners at a traditional Chinese funeral.

February 19, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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