Full disclosure, I wasn't excited to watch Die Beautiful. Unlike Seklusyon or Septic Tank 2, its trailer didn't impress me, it made the movie seem like a typical biographical piece akin to what we watch in Maalala Mo Kaya. So much so, that I couldn't understand why the film and Paolo Ballesteros were winning awards in international festivals. Only when people started raving about it on social media did I watch it. And now, I can confidently say that Die Beautiful is my pick to win Best Film (edit: Sunday Beauty Queen officially won, congrats!). Its clear plot progression separated Die Beautiful from its competitors (*ehem* Saving Sally, Septic Tank 2 and Seklusyon *ehem*). Each scene, though not in chronological order, introduced or revealed an additional facet of Tricia's (Paolo Ballesteros) character that made it such a satisfying film to watch.
- Christian Bables (who played Barbs) should win Best Supporting Actor (edit: HE DID!).
- "Ayaw mong sabunutan? Edi ako na lang!"
- You have to watch this movie for Gay Lou Veloso (added him as the cover of this post hahaha)
- The movie made use of multiple types of comedy, unlike Septic Tank 2
- That awkward Iza Calzado burol was the best
- Super small nitpick: would have liked it if they built on Tricia's cause of death
- It's actually an underdog story. Tricia was a sucky beauty queen for the longest time.
- NAME ALL THE 90s - 00s ACTORS:
- Luis Alandy
- Jade Lopez (Starstruck Season 1 Avenger)
- Gladys Reyes
- Mel Martinez
- Lou Veloso