Crying Ladies
Crying Ladies (2004)

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)… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 20, 2004
DVD Release Date: November 30, 2004
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Eddie Cockrell

Perfs sparkle, with each thesp comfortable navigating between broad comedy and legitimate pathos.

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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

It ain't War & Peace, but there are some pleasant comedic moments here.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The performances ... are as sincere and heartfelt as the mourning is not.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

There aren't many surprises as the story unfolds in soap-opera fashion, with a happy ending for all concerned.

Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

A heartwarming little film with charming performances by the ladies.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Best appreciated for the winning performances of its trio of stars, who convey their characters' desperation with humor and poignancy.

A.O. Scott
New York Times

In this sloppy, happy soap opera from the Philippines, three working-class Manila women are hired as paid mourners at a traditional Chinese funeral.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

As the weepy days go by, transgressions are forgiven, priorities reassessed and hearts healed.

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