Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap

Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap

The main characters are very stupid. There's an endearing kind of stupid, and this film doesn't really go for it. It writes them as stupid and mean, which makes it difficult to invest in their success. There really is no rooting interest in this story. Everyone is just kind of shitty. And the film asks us to laugh at all this shittiness, in spite of the fact that it involves torture and murder and all manner of things that are tough to find funny, especially now in a time when the country and its government seem so willing to write off the lives of so many people.

The movie trundles toward violence with little care for the actual consequences. The climax doesn't really make a whole lot of sense, a bunch of loose ends lurching toward a telegraphed ending that doesn't at all feel earned. It's indicative of a story that was never fully thought through.