The Woman in the Septic Tank (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Woman in the Septic Tank (2012)

The Woman in the Septic Tank (2012)

The Woman in the Septic Tank

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Director Rainier, Producer Bingbong and Production Assistant Jocelyn are well-to-do, well-educated film school graduates who are dead set on making an Oscar worthy film. Like most filmmakers they know, they have devised a screenplay that will show the real essence of our culture: poverty. In the course of one day, they brainstorm and exhaust all possible treatment of their project: the story of Mila (Eugene Domingo), a mother from the slums, who out of desperation to survive, has sold her child to a pedophile. As they discuss the possible executions of the story, the movie-within-a-movie gets reborn in Jocelyn's imagination several times. As a gritty no frills neo-realist film, as a glossy musical, as an over-the-top melodrama and as a docu drama using non-actors. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Chris Martinez
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

[It] hits its targets, but softly, more in amusement than in anger.

Full Review… | May 22, 2012
New York Times
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The novel and wickedly funny topic is mined for only a portion of its potential, but a little ironic astringency is certainly more unsettling than by-the-book slum drama.

Full Review… | May 22, 2012
Village Voice
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
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A lighthearted critique on the fetishized notion of the "non-actor," the ethics (or lack thereof) of the "docudrama," and the packaging of national despair for export.

Full Review… | May 23, 2012
Slant Magazine

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