I went to see "The Mistress" last night with my friends Kenny and Steph. We haven't seen each other for a while so this movie was just perfect timing. :)
I love John Lloyd. I try to watch all of his movies. He has chemistry with whoever his screen partner is, may it be Sarah, Toni or Angel but I really love watching him with Bea Alonzo. (Sorry for the showbiz intro :P)
"The Mistress" is the story of Sari (Bea Alonzo), a hardworking suitmaker who supports her family, especially her ailing grandmother who took care of her when her father died and her mother had gone with another man. Despite her good girl image, she's hiding a secret: she is a mistress of a wealthy old man (Ronaldo Valdez) for years. She meets JD (John Lloyd Cruz), an architect, who pursues her despite knowing that she is already committed to a married man.
Though Sari begins to fall for JD, a confrontation will reveal another complication, that even if JD is the better option for Sari, she just can't leave her lover.
More than just a love story, this movie tackles a very serious issue, which made me think about some things. Sometimes, there are just things that you can't get, as much as you want to (this is a line from the movie). It also has its fun moments with the grandmother, the kid who likes Sari and the shop customer (Gabe Mercado, you rock!).
"The Mistress" is a must-watch, especially if you're looking for something heavy.
And I do love the soundtrack: Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars, which says a lot about the film. :)
Have you watched "The Mistress" or just planning to watch it? Share your insights here.