Sunday, November 20, 2016


2016 is a year of great local films and Star Cinema's "The Third Party" is of no exception. This romantic comedy packs itself with some surprises as well as it gives out a heartfelt message about love and the complexities of relationships in general. Love is definitely the centerpiece of this film and with that it did not fail to make audiences feel the wonderful emotion.

Featuring an ensemble cast of Angel Locsin, Sam Milby and Zanjoe Marudo, this film revolves on the dire complexities of love and having someone as a third wheel but this time with a twist as it involves an unlikely love affair between former lovers Andi played by Locsin and Max played by Sam Milby and Max's new partner Christian (Marudo). The couple adopts Andi for the purpose of adopting her baby when she finally gives birth.

The Third Party has some great funny moments but when it suddenly makes its shift to the more dramatic scenes it somehow loses its brilliance. Though the actor's performances were all great, some of the more serious points of the story somehow lacked the greatness of the comedic parts. Laxamana who is more known on indie projects rather than mainstream/commercial flicks somehow gets lost in the translation. Relatable at most times this film makes great use of the human emotions and the complexities of the new world with the addition of the gay concept conflict.

The Third Party was good nonetheless. 8 out of 10 popcorns!

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