Saturday, January 15, 2011

Noy (2010)

Noy (2010)

Genre: Drama
Director: Coco Martin, Dondon S. Santos
Starring: Coco Martin, Cherry Pie Picache, Erich Gonzales
Duration: 104 min.
Rating: 5.9/10

Desperate to find means of support for his family, Noy fakes his credentials to get a job as a TV journalist. His assignment is to come up with a documentary on the 2010 Philippines national elections while following the trail of his namesake, senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, the top presidential contender. During the campaign Noy becomes more aware of the responsibilities of real journalists. While a fresh wave of nationalistic fervor and enthusiasm permeate the country, life at home fails to improve for Noy's family and the disparity between the two "Noys" becomes increasingly evident. If one lives for the truth, the other lives a lie to survive.


Noy by co-directors Coco Martin and Dondon S. Santos is the Phillipines' official selection to the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.  It uses an interesting concept of mixing actual documentary footage of the presidential campaign of Noynoy Aquino with the fictional narrative.  But ultimately is a let down with poor editing and cheesy dialogue.



Doo said...

It seems like an okay movie, not really interested in it. Good post!

The Angry Lurker said...

Not for me I think but good review.

Sv3ntevith said...

Nice review, this movie seems to be a perfect one for today's evening ;)

Suciô Sanchez said...

You need credentials to be a TV journalist?

Isaacclarke1984 said...

Great review as usual

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