Waray-Waray ★★★½

- This needs the restoration treatment.

- I remember disliking this before (probably because the only accessible copy's pretty shoddy, probably because of how problematic some plot points were, probably because I wasn't used to the stuffy, "technically unpolished" style, ika nga, of Pinoy movies from the 50s). But ugh. Now that I'm more familiar with cinema from that era, I appreciate this film so much more now.

- The way Nida Blanca and Nestor de Villa invented Filipino screwball comedy… I just want to get every Katharine Hepburn-Cary Grant movie, cut Kate and Cary out, and replace them with Nida and Nestor.

- OH TO BE CAUGHT IN A BARDAGULAN WITH NIDA BLANCA. I WOULD SIMPLY LET HER BEAT ME UP. MANNY PACQUIAO WHOMSTDVE???? NIDA BLANCA IS MY PAMBANSANG KAMAO

- UGH I LOVE SUPPORTIVE ALMOST- BOYFRIEND NESTOR DE VILLA, SAVING HER FROM OLD MEN AND PATIENTLY LOVING HER FROM A DISTANCE & TRYING TO HELP HER FUCK OTHER PEOPLE UP UGHHHH

- PLEASEEE THE PART IN THE MOVIE WHERE NIDA BLANCA LOOKS STRAIGHT INTO THE CAMERA AND SINGS THE FIRST PART OF WARAY-WARAY, “SA BAKBAKAN / DIRI MAG-URONG / SA SINUMAN ANG HUMAHAMON / KAHIT IKAW AY MATON!” PLEASEEEE THE WAY SHE SMILED GOT ME FEELING SOME TYPA’ WAY I LOVE HER SO MUCH

- Wish most of the other Nida-Nestor movies I watched were like this. Like yes, let Nida Blanca be her charming galawgaw self for the entire movie; do NOT spend half of the running time turning her into a prim-and-proper young lady.