My mom and I made it to the cinema just in time for the show start of “No Other Woman,” starring Derek Ramsey, Anne Curtis and Christine Reyes. With a marking of R-13 from the MTRCB (despite its adulterous theme), the movie enfolds a story between a very suspecting wife, a lax and denying husband, and a casual and captivated temptress in their scenes of suspicion, retorts and lies. I usually don’t watch local films (because sometimes I think they are just plain superficial and corny) but my mom insisted so I finally gave in. Pass the heated graphic scenes (I have no idea the Filipinos can have those in movies!) and the dramatic background of the atmosphere; what I find most entertaining was the character played by Carmi Martin (Christine Reyes' mom) with her unequivocally hilarious motherly wisdom.
|Promotional poster of 'No Other Woman'|
The writers did a great job with the catchy lines and quotable quotes of the movie; almost automatically making a laughing uproar among the viewers and netizens adding only to the movie's popularity. But ever trying to be cognizant of the words of the actors, the best for me probably came from the Mr. Zalderiaga - played by Tirso Cruz III (father of Kara - Anne Curtis' role) in a scene where he was enraged over the male protagonist at the plot’s resolution. It was a piece of unprecedented advice that almost also knocked me off:
“Maybe if you’d stop hating your father so much,
you’d start being a good man.”
I promised Tirso Cruz III, I am in the process of doing just that.