Comedienne Eugene Domingo returns as Eugene Domingo in the sequel of the critically acclaimed and box-office hit independent film, “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank,” simply titled “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2.”
The funnier, zanier, braver and more exciting sequel brings us close to one of our favorite movie genres, the Pinoy rom-com.
In “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2,” Eugene’s character prepares for her “comeback” after a long respite from acting, together with director Rainier (Kean Cipriano), line producer Jocelyn (Cai Cortez) and new production assistant Lennon (Khalil Ramos).
The director’s new project for her is called “The Itinerary,” an emotionally-charged story of how a couple’s marriage goes through a rocky phase so to salvage the union, they revisit Baguio City, where they spent their honeymoon.
Eugene liked the project but had other plans in mind. In the movie within a movie, the director’s vision collides with her idea.
Unwittingly, the director turns the supposed original script into a Pinoy rom-com material about a failed relationship/marriage.
Eugene says the “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank” sequel is a perfect vehicle for her big screen comeback. “Everybody here is inspired. Ang ganda! Ang perfect ng timing! Ang perfect ng cast. Perfect ang script. It’s a perfect family movie this Christmas,” Uge states.
“ABSST2” is indeed for fans of romantic comedies which endeared the likes of Bea Alonzo, John Lloyd Cruz, Sarah Geronimo and other love teams to the public.
“Laugh trip ito. Lahat sila ay kikiligin. Mararamdaman mong lahat kami ay in love,” adds Eugene.
Playing the comedienne’s leading men in the film are multi-awarded actors Jericho Rosales and Joel Torre.
“Jericho’s funny and cooperative. ‘Yung comedy sa kanya, natural. Tribute ko naman ito kay Joel. Long-time crush ko siya at matagal na niyang alam ‘yon. Habang nagkakaedad, lalong guma-gwapo!” Eugene exclaims.
If the MMFF selection committe says “ABSST2” is worthy enough of a slot in the Magic 8, the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB) gave it the highest grade of A with the following comments:
“The multi-layered film within a film was structurally creative if unavoidably self-referencing, then again this is not your usual slapstick. And though the novelty from the first ‘Septic Tank’ has worn off a bit, there’s still the tour de force performance of the lead Domingo, who takes over the film.”
“The discourse between indie and mainstream seems never ending and ‘Septic Tank 2’ elevates the issue to sublime hilarity. Satire should not always be an acquired taste, and the Rivera-Martinez tandem continues to raise the bar for situational irony, not all alien to the masses of holiday moviegoers.”
From the days its full trailer was posted online, the MMFF entry received millions of likes, views and shares. In addition to this, its music video, “Forever’s Not Enough,” sung by Jona got favorable response as well.
Don’t miss this year’s much-awaited sequel, “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2,” opening on Christmas Day, December 25 from Quantum Films, MJM Productions, Tuko Film Productions and Buchi Boy Entertainment, producers of the blockbuster and award-winning MMFF entries “English Only, Please” and “Walang Forever.”