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Saturday, October 1, 2011

No Other Woman (2011)

We just came home from a jam packed theater. It’s one of those must-see local films – No Other Woman, starring Anne Curtis, Derek Ramsay and Cristine Reyes.


It was well worth the trip out of the house on a rainy day. The trailer pretty much shows it all, but the full length film has to be seen in its entirety, marami pang pasabog. Smile

Before seeing this movie, I was already thinking about this other great movie about a husband, a wife, and an other woman. A Love Story.  Thanks to the import to Typepad function before Vox completely, closed, I can still link to an old post and reference it here. But No Other Woman is different from that older movie. Oh, the actors are still delicious, yes.

Nakakaasar si husband. Why did he have to be so sweet to his other woman? They were supposed to be two consenting adults just having fun. Why did he have to be so sweet and caring at the same time. He made her fall in love. Pero syempre, it’s the other woman’s stupidity that got her there in the first place. Si wifey lang ang walang sala.

Anyway. It’s a beautiful movie. What else can I say? A lot of good lines too. Si Derek lang yata walang pak na linya. I’d watch it over and over again on Cinema One once they start playing it. You betcha. Haha.

What I don’t get though, is why they give us a preview into Ram and his relationship with his father, but they don’t develop it. They show us that there’s some deep-seated anger there, but they don’t tell us what for (okay, because he left them?). Nor was there resolution. Er. Maybe they should have just completely left it out of the movie. When he said he wasn’t seeing much of his father, okay na yun.

If this happens to me and my guy hooks up with another girl… Hmm. I can’t tell what will happen. Really.

Reminds me of another movie I saw recently but haven’t blogged about.