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PUSHPIN: Five Love Lessons found in ‘Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes’

Star Cinema’s latest movie offering is more than just an entertaining dramedy.

PUSHPIN: Five Love Lessons found in ‘Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes’-Rhea Manila Santos
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Rhea Manila Santos

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01/26/2018 10:48 AM
PUSHPIN: Five Love Lessons found in ‘Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes’
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1. Love is Fluid

In the film, Judy Ann Santos and Angelica Panganiban play wives who discover that both their husbands have decided to elope and build a life together. This was a shocking revelation for the two unknowing women because they never thought it was possible for their husbands to leave them for another man. In Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes, they learn that there are many different kinds of love beyond just being heterosexual and homosexual and that even though you don’t exactly comprehend everything, you can choose to understand and accept the people you love, whether or not they still love you back. 

 

2. Giving Your All Sometimes Still Isn’t Enough

As a devoted housewife, Cindy (Angelica Panganiban) does everything to earn her husband’s love, from cooking his favorite dishes, giving him pedicures, feeding his cat, and making sure she is on her manipulative mother-in-law’s good side. Despite all her sacrifices, Cindy finds out that sometimes nothing will ever be enough to make someone you love stay. And being left behind is not really your fault.

 

3. Love Can Come from the Most Unexpected Places

One night while drinking their sorrows away at a gay bar, Cindy and Lianne (Judy Ann Santos) meet an unexpected friend in the form of a chaste macho dancer played by Nico Antonio. The two housewives discover that the best kind of human beings can come from the most unexpected (and sexy) packages. The dancer slash new friend helps them carry out a revenge plan and at the same time give them an unexpected reality check which is what all good friends should do in the same situation.

 

4. Moving On is the Best Revenge

As the two female leads initially get together because of their shared sadness and anger at being left behind, Cindy and Lianne slowly realize just how different they are at dealing with their pain. In the end, when they struggle to come to terms that their husbands are not coming back to them, they also learn that they shouldn’t depend on their spouses to make them feel better if they do not make the decision to change their feelings about the situation first. Moving on trumps remaining bitter every single time.

 

5. Happiness is always a choice

Just like Lianne and Cindy, people can sometimes feel like they have lost control when it comes to love and being loved back. At the start of the movie they tried to steer things their way by trying to sabotage their husband’s new relationship but when they realize that love is not something you can manipulate, things take a turn for the better. And even though it took some time for them to accept and truly understand their situation, the choice to finally become happy again won out in the end.