Crying Ladies
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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Perfs sparkle, with each thesp comfortable navigating between broad comedy and legitimate pathos."
‑ Eddie Cockrell, Variety
"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."
‑ Lisa Rose, Newark Star-Ledger
"It ain't War & Peace, but there are some pleasant comedic moments here."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"There are comic and poignant moments throughout."
‑ Sheri Linden, Boxoffice Magazine
"The performances ... are as sincere and heartfelt as the mourning is not."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"There aren't many surprises as the story unfolds in soap-opera fashion, with a happy ending for all concerned."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"A heartwarming little film with charming performances by the ladies."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"Best appreciated for the winning performances of its trio of stars, who convey their characters' desperation with humor and poignancy."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"In this sloppy, happy soap opera from the Philippines, three working-class Manila women are hired as paid mourners at a traditional Chinese funeral."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"As the weepy days go by, transgressions are forgiven, priorities reassessed and hearts healed."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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