Saturday, February 03, 2007


THE BLOSSOMING OF MAXIMO OLIVERO is a Filipino film about an effeminate 12 year-old boy who falls in love with a policeman who is investigating the boy's family. It's nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Foreign Film. It's not a terrible film, but it's a very poorly made film, with virtually no production value and acting that appears for the most part to be complete amateurs. However, there are reasons to watch. It's an interesting glimpse into another culture, and the performance by the child actor Nathan Lopez is outstanding.

Unfortunately the plot does not live up to his performance.

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