A Mother's Story is a drama film from ABS CBN's The Filipino Channel and Star Cinema which primarily stars Marietta "Pokwang" Subong (or simply "Pokwang") in her first lead dramatic role as a mother who left her family to work abroad and chose the wrong path to take. What can the Pinoy Movie Blogger say about Pokwang's A Mother Story movie trailer? Find it out here.
A Mother's Story
Plot / Synopsis
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 Nanay… who she thought would one day come out of a Balikbayan Box. And as for her husband, Medy discovers something she least expected.How will Medy put her life and that of her family’s back together, now that she’s back after 7 long years?A Mother's Story is produced by TFC and distributed by Star Cinema; directed by John D. Lazatin, starring Pokwang, Xyriel Manabat, Rayver Cruz, Beth Tamayo, Daria Ramirez, Nonie Buencamino, Ana Capri, Jaime Fabregas, Aaron Junatas, and K Brosas.
A Mother's Story official movie trailer here
A Mother's Story Trailer Impression
A Mother's Story Trailer Review
A Mother's Story is a drama film which first premiered/shown in selected theaters in the US on November 2011, and will later be shown in Philippine theaters by January 8, 2012. By this fact alone, it is obvious that this film pays tribute to the thousands of Filipino overseas workers and their struggles. Yes, it is another OFW drama film that will try to pull your heart strings, but this time it stars a Kapamilya (ABS CBN) comedienne, Pokwang.
Although not being a fan of drama films, I find A Mother's Story film trailer to be decent, even good for a film under the drama genre. It has all the necessary elements that I am looking for in a trailer. Well it might be necessary to include, but the trailer seems to sum up the entire plot of the film, and this somehow disappointed me. Although what people might be looking forward to on films of these genre (drama) will probably be the tear-jerking scenes and the journey leading to that ultimate happy ending (if this film has one). It is another OFW film where a mother left her family, took the wrong choices, unfortunately assigned to a family that doesn't treat her fairly and ultimately failing to establish a connection with her family in the Philippines. After all her pains and struggles, she returns home to her family who now becomes indifferent towards her. Now if you haven't heard that sort of story, then good for you. A Mother's Story is a cliche-filled drama film. Don't get me wrong with that statement, people will still support this drama film from TFC. According to a saying, if it is not broken then don't fix it. Expect people who can relate (families of OFWs or OFWs themselves) to the story, drama film enthusiasts, and fans of the ABS CBN comedienne or some of the cast to watch and appreciate a Mother's Story. In the end, A Mother's Story movie trailer looks cliche but charming; especially if you put together the most adorable child star (Xyriel Manabat), a popular comedienne (Pokwang) playing in her first drama lead role, and a very formulaic and sensitive story line, then expect a decent drama film.
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