Movie Review: Star Cinema's "The Mistress"

Who are we to judge?

That's one of the many unforgettable lines which was said by Carmi Martin in the movie that would conclude to the story of "The Mistress. " In this world with full of opinionated people, the mistress will be forever mistress. Which is right! But do we know the stories behind them? Yes, mistresses are not wives, wives are not for as `kept' women or as falling into what they perceived as traditional mistress roles.


What will you do when the only woman you love is sadly committed to a married man?

This movie is the most dramatic for John Lloyd. I've seen John Lloyd cry in almost all of his movies. This time, he's the martyr here. I couldn't help but to have pity with his character as JD. It's so hard to get what's already belonged to someone else. This is so far the most daring role of Bea, not just because she showed some skin here. She plays the title role as the mistress named Sari, the movie required to have a kissing scenes and love scenes with an older man Rico (played by Ronaldo Valdez).

There's nothing new about their chemistry and acting because they're still the best. I love them and I love them even more because of this movie. They're just more mature and I would not want to make a spoiler about how the story goes. Every scene is a revelation!

What I liked more in this movie is the connections in of all the characters. Everyone's so relevant even the settings and the moods of the scenes showed in the film.

All I can say about the story is people misjudge these mistresses without knowing the real story behind. I understand them when they fell in love with married man, not because they allowed themselves to fall. They fell into a trap like in situation where man fell into temptations. Yes, nobody would ever forgive anyone for wrongs he had done. We only forgive people for what we blame them, and we blame them only after we have judged them. Our culture tells us, we are all flawed people, and people with flaws have no right to judge other people's flaws. 

Under the direction of Olivia Lamasan, "The Mistress" also stars Anita Linda, Carmi Martin, Tony Mabesa, K Brosas, Gabe Mercado, Minnie Aguilar, Nor Domingo and Clarence Delgado. 

This movie is a perfect project for John Lloyd and Bea's 10th anniversary as loveteam! Kudos to Star Cinema and everyone involve in this project.

Rating: 9/10

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13 comments:

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September 12, 2012 at 8:45 AM comment-delete

Congratulations to Bea & John Loyd as well as to all the Cast of this Movie!!! You were all great! I love the movie.

Anonymous
September 12, 2012 at 10:27 PM comment-delete

No matter how you look at it, in whatever circumstance women may get into, the option of being a mistress is still wrong. John Lloyd's character Jd was correct about the ultimate Filipino mentality "utang na loob" as an excuse to sell yourself to a married man. (sell in the sense of being owned by, and not as a prostitute). Also, adultery is a very dumb act.

Patty
September 19, 2012 at 6:33 PM comment-delete

Ito pala yung pinag uusapan ngayon hehe.. hope I could watch this online soon!

September 20, 2012 at 4:07 PM comment-delete

Hope you take this constructively: you could perhaps have someone who you think is a better writer and have that person proofread your article. Your topic is great. It led me to your blog, right? Just needs work on grammatical structure and a little tweaking on organization. Anyhow, I'm glad I brought my mom to see The Mistress. I especially love that they used Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars (theme song?).

Anonymous
September 28, 2012 at 7:10 PM comment-delete

What is the song played when john lloyd and bea intimate scne after the wedding in tuguegarao?

January 2, 2013 at 7:49 PM comment-delete

What is the song played when john lloyd and bea intimate scne after the wedding in tuguegarao?

January 2, 2013 at 7:53 PM comment-delete

What is the song played when john lloyd and bea intimate scne after the wedding in tuguegarao?

January 2, 2013 at 7:54 PM comment-delete

What is the song played when john lloyd and bea intimate scne after the wedding in tuguegarao?

January 2, 2013 at 7:54 PM comment-delete

What is the song played when john lloyd and bea intimate scne after the wedding in tuguegarao?

January 2, 2013 at 7:54 PM comment-delete

Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

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