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The shots can show us the loop holes of our own Filipino cultures and the moral dilemmas that are with it.Pallermo's acting was also fairly convincing, being Americanized herself in real life.The way I see it spike is a nerd, has a very poor self esteem, that is why he prefers to spend most of his time in front a computer.Not only was Maceda's acting terrible, he shouldn't have even been casted for this role.Other than that, I do not see a justification for Macedas casting in this movie. The story itself pulls us to so many directions that at times we would be confused where we would go.We are first taken into the dilemma of Joanne, then Rick's Perversion, then the situation of on-line crimes in the Philippines, and the lack of internet laws that makes it difficult to catch culprits.Enter Rick (Estrada) a web-based pornographer, who uses his Internet cafe as a front for his underground business where Joanne happens to hangout most of the time.
Estrada and Deleon's, acting was a bit rusty on this one, but Macedas portrayal of a computer nerd is definitely an all time worst.
Joanne (Palermo) is an Americanized filipina who comes back to the Philippines, to live with her somewhat estranged Aunt and cousin, after her Boyfriend in LA impregnates her.
Confused, damaged (by the fact that her boyfriend would not take responsibility for the baby), and broke she has no Idea how to start her life in a God forsaken country that has nothing to offer her.
What begins as a simple kinky escapade turns into infatuation.
In no time they engage in an online roller coaster bondage that sets no limits.
Meanwhile we are also presented with the story about an NBI Agent (Abellana) who is tasked to investigate Internet crimes, and recruits a somewhat retired computer hacker named Spike (maceda) as a means to an end.