Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Mother's Story

A Mother's story is about Medy (Pokwang), a make-up artist, who became an illegal immigrant in the United States to save the life of her infant daughter. The film deals with what OFW's go through in the United States. 


Medy (Pokwang), a make-up artist, was given the chance of a lifetime to accompany a concert star to the United States for a performance. She promised her family that she will return after a week. However, while in America, she stumbled upon a former classmate Helen (Beth Tamayo) who convinced her to stay for good in the land of milk and honey. She initially refused, but eventually gave in, when she got a call one night from her husband that they need a big amount of money to bring her youngest daughter to the hospital. America has not been the friendliest to her and our story begins with her coming home to Manila literally with nothing.

Medy’s two kids, King (Rayver Cruz) and Queenie (Xyriel Manabat) are now 19 and 7. King struggles with the return of his mother. Animosity, resentment, shame, and anger are issues he has built with Medy. For the young Queenie, it’s getting to know the mother, who she thought would one day come out of a Balikbayan Box. And as for her husband, Medy discovers something she least expected.

When I watched the trailer I was convinced to watch it because I find the story moving. A lot of our OFW's goes trough a lot of hell just to provide financial freedom to their families in the Philippines. The movie makes the life out of the OFW's so real and maybe by watching the movie our kababayan's would have an ample idea that living in the States is not a picnic out in the park but nutty.  


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