Ang Babaeng Walang Pakiramdam Review
Here’s my Ang Babaeng Walang Pakiramdam review starting Kim Molina and Jerald Napoles and directed by Darryl Yap. Now streaming on VivaMax.
Darryl Yap returns for another story that focuses this time on a literal person who never feels physical pain, her pains and struggle and trying to cope with a world that doesn’t understand. And it’s an actual medical condition too called Congenital Insensitivity to Pain. And it’s something that Molina’s Anastasia Quingquing needs to deal with on a daily basis.
The short version of this and without spoiling too much is that she won tickets to travel to different parts of the country to try the different challenges. Problem is, nobody wants to join her on her trip so she ends up striking a deal with a stranger she just met named Ngo Ngo. And from there we examine their lives and their problems and everything in between.
Camera work is nice too with some shots taken from weird angles. And there were a lot of good cinematography too especially when they did those segments out of town like Danao, Bohol . Honestly, this gave me inspiration to travel too well minus Enchanted Kingdom because its near us and I’ve been there a dozen times already.
Be wary of sexual content and bad language too because there’s a ton here so it’s definitely not for kids. We’re they done tastefully or with the intention of pushing the story further? Yes and for that good job.
When it comes to the humor, it’s hit and miss for me. Napoles’ character Ngo-Ngo is more on physical comedy and takes advantage of his cleft palate condition to deliver some of the film’s funniest moments. And it also serves the purpose of helping move Tasha forward and break her from her self-imposed internal exile. He’s the catalyst for change and that speech impairment makes it a challenge. Still I wouldn’t be surprised if people didn’t like what Yap did and wrote, but that’s the director’s call. He always did thrive on controversy and came out stronger for it just check out his other works that I thoroughly loved like Jowable and Paglaki ko gusto kong maging Pornstar.
The message and the initial status quo for Anastasia can be relatable too with her being brought up to suppress her feelings while also at the same time not feeling anything at all. Tetchie Agbayani, who plays the older Quingquing, tells her to pretty much never let her guard down especially in a society that can be cruel and rude. Makes sense but she may have taught this to the wrong kid. But by the time to credit’s roll, she’s a changed person.
This also wouldn’t be a Vincentiments film without the trademark monologue and the good one here is that bit with Ngo Ngo’s sister and her saying what she’s suffering from and how it’s not a blessing but a curse. And then past that point the movie goes on overdrive with thought-provoking and sappy discussions.
Tatagalugin ko na para masaya.
May topics about pain and suffering. May pain na namamatay tayo sa sakit pero Yun din Ang pain nagpapaalala na buhay pa tayo.
Tagos din sa puso yung topic about parents na nasasaktan dahil sa anak nila. Good point and counterpoints so Jerald and Kim sa bit na yun. Bilang anak at magulang, I felt that. Felt that hard. Add the fact na dumanas run all my pambubully so ayun na nga.
Ang ganda rin ng analogy nito for mental health and depression. Tasha’s numbness and coldness reflects what it feels to be depressed. And the movie is the journey, her journey na makiramdam. Gusto ko rin yung structure for this, same as Jowable with one profound “banat” after another. Even Tasha’s friends get their licks in so it’s cute. Just don’t expect a happy ending or this being an actual superhero movie. Baka matulad to sa Blade Runner and their dismal box office returns kasi maling marketing strategy.
Ang Babaeng Walang Pakiramdam Review – Verdict: 10/10