We melt at our own mother's story and it is probably our kryptonite everytime we reflect watching a movie about mothers like this new year offering from Star Cinema slated to open on January 8, 2012. Pokwang wasn't able to contain her tears at the Grand Press Conference of Star Cinema's "A Mother's Story" after reflecting on her own sacrifices as a mother last Wednesday at the Dolphy Theater, ABS-CBN.
I have completely forgotten that Pokwang is a comedienne from the moment they have shown the official trailer of "A Mother's Story". Shown in other parts of the globe, US, UK and other areas, TFC (The Filipino Channel) premiered last month. Personally chosen by ABS-CBN's Chairman, Gabby Lopez, Pokwang's first lead role in a movie is about mothers, children, husbands and wives revolving on a mother's journey to provide for her family and her struggles and sacrifices as an OFW. Her director, John D. Lazatin was also surprised at her performance revealing a character that truly fits her image before she was known as the comedienne on TV.
It was also hard for me to not to cry remembering my own mom I haven't hugged and kissed for more than 10 years now. Pokwang made me cry even harder when she expressed her sorrow about her own son who died when she was an OFW. Rayver Cruz, playing Pokwang's son in the movie couldn't help looking at me wiping my tears at Pokwang's responses. A Mother's Story shouldn't only be shown on Mother's Day because we should reflect on how we treat our mothers everyday. Eleven years after Star Cinema's "Anak" with Vilma Santos, Star Cinema and TFC brings another OFW story truly worth watching for the relatives in the Philippines to reflect on how they treat their OFW parents as "balikbayan boxes". This movie should be watched by all parents and children because it will make more children aware of the OFWs' plight to make ends meet abroad and how it is difficult to adjust with grown children upon arriving back in the Philippines.
"A Mother's Story" also stars Rayver Cruz, Xyriel Manabat, Nonie Buencamino, Beth Tamayo, Ana Capri and Daria Ramirez. Don't miss watching this movie in all theaters nationwide starting January 8, 2012!