So honest, so real. damn this film is so fuckin' good
fuck, this movie made me cry
Such a letdown after all the hype. I liked how it perfectly captured the textures of Manila slums but that's about it.
The best line yet in any film I've watched. "Marami ngang masamang tao sa mundo, pero isa lang ang tatay ko". Very heartwarming.
The ending scene which is an ode to Carol Reed's The Third Man perfectly reflected the gay child's blossoming into maturity - this alone makes the film come full circle, establishing itself as the best 'coming of age' film of all time, gay or not.
People fail to notice that the ending is a homage to The Third Man's ending, as Maximo completely ignores the policeman and walks straight past him.