Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Director Maryo Delos Reyes delivers another power-packed drama with The Unmarried Wife. The film puts together 3 great thespians of this generation - Paolo Avelino, Dingdong Dantes and Angelica Panganiban. The Unmarried Wife takes us to the story of Anne (Angelica Panganiban) and the decisions she must make after finding out that her husband Geoff (Dingdong Dantes) cheated on her repeatedly. In the process of her marriage slowly falling apart, she meets Bryan (Paolo Avelino) who aims to take all her heartaches away.

The premise of the movie may be familiar as what we normally see with conflicts regarding philandering, third party and cheating but what makes the movie different is how well crafted it was. The story has some surprises that you don't see coming which makes it exciting and unpredictable in a way. And like most Star Cinema films, The Unmarried Wife relied heavily in its strong and memorable dialogues which thrusts even the hardest of hearts. Add that to the good actors in the film and you have a film of good standards.

The ensemble cast was commendable in their own ways. The Unmarried Wife showed that Angelica Panganiban is truly a gem in acting as she delivers her lines with much pain and angst that one would shed a tear or two. Dingdong Dantes did what was tasked of him and that is a steady performance that showed firmness and consistency. Paolo Avelino was again convincing as the "villain" showing once more that he is one of the more brilliant actors of his generation. The Unmarried Wife tackles on basic reality. It makes you see what is really happening in today's scenario providing conflicts on infidelity, family relations, love and woman empowerment. Truly one of the better local films of 2016.

8.5 out of 10 popcorns. Great watch.

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