MOVIE REVIEW: MRS. (Adolf Alix, Jr., 2016)

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It was a fascinating story of an older woman and the colorful lives of other women that revolved around her. This was my kind of Alix movie (after the disastrous Chain Mail and dismal Whistleblower).

Whether she was placing ointment on higad marks or reminiscing about her dead son, Elizabeth Oropesa attacked her role with such gusto. ❤️❤️❤️

Rounding up the great cast were Lotlot de Leon, Angeli Bayani, Daria Ramirez, Sharmaine Arnaiz, Rosanna Roces, and Anita Linda.

FYI, Lotlot was brilliant in that church breakdown scene. Also, mas magaling siya magwalis ng mga dahon kesa kay Janine. 😂

Rating: ★★★★☆

(Originally published April 22, 2016.)

MOVIE REVIEW: SEPARADA (Chito Roño, 1994)

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It was refreshing to see an honest and fair treatment of marital infidelity (as one character revealed, it could go both ways).

Star Cinema would usually punish its female characters for being tough and powerful, but here it rewarded the lead with a strong support group of other women.

My favorite among the titas would have to be the sardonic Mabel, played to wicked perfection by Racquel Villavicencio.

Her words of encouragement to a friend abandoned by her husband: “Mel, we’re your friends. Kami na ang magbabayad ng dinner ngayon. You don’t have to share.” Very me.

Even the mistress played by Sharmaine Arnaiz was a hoot. Her suggestion: “Dapat mauso na pinapalitan ang asawa every ten years.” Spoken like a true kabit.

Rating: ★★★☆☆