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'No Other Woman' keeps moviegoers enthralled from beginning to end

Anne Curtis, Derek Ramsay, and Cristine Reyes showcase their acting skills in 'No Other Woman.'



9/30/2011 8:56 AM
'No Other Woman' keeps moviegoers enthralled from beginning to end

093011-nootherwoman_main.jpgAlthough it’s the first time that Anne Curtis, Derek Ramsay, and Cristine Reyes have worked together, their onscreen chemistry have helped make No Other Woman a huge success and the most talked about movie of late.

Derek and Cristine play a perfect couple, Ram and Sharmaine, whose marital problems are mainly rooted from their respective dysfunctional families. But since Sharmaine is not only beautiful but also a devoted wife, she has earned the love and loyalty of Ram, a reformed playboy and rising furniture designer. But their commitment to each other is put to the test as Ram meets the seductive Cara, daughter of a luxury resort owner and a self-confessed playgirl. Coupled with their instant physical attraction and Cara’s promise of pleasure without emotional attachment, Ram soon finds himself trapped in a web of deceit and betrayal despite his better judgment. Have cheap thrills truly replaced marriage which was once held sacred by most couples?

Tales of love and infidelity have been used in many Pinoy movies, but this premise proved to be a good vehicle for Anne, Derek, and Cristine who played their roles really well. Anne’s portrayal as the other woman is effortless, so effective that moviegoers would instantly hate her the moment she lays her eyes on Derek and tries to lure him into having an affair with him. It’s also interesting to watch Cristine’s docile character turn fierce as the story progresses. To top it all, these powerful actresses have a leading man who not only wows viewers with his good looks but with his dramatic performance as well. All three have their fair share of shining moments, with their final confrontation being the most impressive and heartrending at the same time.

The creative team of No Other Woman deserves kudos for a well-written script and the truly unforgettable lines of the lead stars and even the supporting cast. As seen in the trailers, Anne owns her playgirl role with lines like, “No pressure, and kiss me, and don’t you dare fall in love with me. We’re two consenting adults just having fun.” The plot gets even more exciting with Cristine’s retaliation and double-meaning statements: “Why don’t you have dinner with us tonight? Pa-thank you ko na rin dahil kinuha mo ang asawa ko…bilang supplier sa resort ni’yo.” And of course who would forget Carmi Martin’s advice to her daughter Cristine? “Ang mundo ay isang malaking Quiapo, madaming snatcher. Maagawan ka, lumaban ka!

Other members of the cast include Tirso Cruz III, John Arcilla, Ron Morales, Kitkat, Nina Dolino, and Ricci Chan.

No Other Woman is now showing in theaters nationwide.