|Throw Away Child|
From then on, Throw Away Child attempted to regain its footing but to no avail. It seems like the ragged patch of road hastily mapped for the film to tread is but a slippery descent to sure failure. The requisite stream of tears, rage and furies cannot make up for a slack and slovenly narrative. Sparks fly between actresses Moreno and Bonnevie, but the same cannot be said for the artificial chemistry between them and lead actors Ojeda and the regrettably forgettable Anido, who glares, seduces, romps but little can be said of his acting. Ojeda woos and pouts, cries and frets, the odd character in a poorly designed game. The film's trudge to ruin is long and drawn out. No acting from its lead characters can ever redeem it. We waver between incredulity and absurdity as arguments are thrown back and forth, the conversations between the characters swing like a badly wound pendulum in off kilter rhythm. However much I turn from the scenes from Throw Away Child over in my head, from the opening sequence to the run-of-the-mill ending, from that cloying end back to the formulaic beginning, there is no meat or backbone to this flagging and absurd story.
Screenplay And Direction: Arsenio Boots Bautista
Director Of Photography: Fortunato B. Bernardo
Music By: Ernani J. Cuenco
Film Editor: Rogelio Salvador
Art Director: Dennis Cid
Produced By: Regal Films, Inc.
Release Date: January 8, 1982