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Monday, August 24, 2015

The Love Affair: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers

There are a lot of negative comments and reviews about Star Cinema's latest flick "The Love Affair" which stars Richard Gomez, Bea Alonzo and Dawn Zulueta. We didn't expect anything but still we give it a go; since you can't give a verdict unless you've watched it.

We are indeed tired of infidelity movies since it's been a trend for the past few years, not only on the big screen but also in prime time slot in our local channels. It's just a battle on how to deliver the story and how to make it more interesting.

The Love Affair began with a successful neurosurgeon Vince (Richard Gomez) walking into a party to find his wide Tricia (Dawn Zulueta) and his best-friend (TonTon Gutierrez) flirting with each other. This starts a furious debate with Tricia insisting that there is nothing happening between them, but Vince was not sold with her story. From there, he met a broken-hearted lawyer Adie (Bea Alonzo) who recently found out that her long-time boyfriend was cheating on her. With two hearts wounded by their partners; they decided to spend time with each other and find themselves falling in love even for the wrong reasons.

The film is heavily flawed and predictable but what makes it interesting is how the cast handled their roles. Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta are still a terrific pair. They manage to give justice to their characters and proved that they still got a lot more in their tank. Bea Alonzo is remarkable as their third wheel. We don't usually see her doing this, but she is pretty solid all throughout and she is still gorgeous in any angle. 

As for the story, it seems that their whole world is pretty small as they always tend to see each other doing bad things on the right time. They shake up things to make it a bit more complicated but look pretty much the same and comparable to other films. However, even the trend they used is cliched; we still find it entertaining and felt the heart-wrenching scenes.

Overall, The Love Affair is saddled with the same problems for an infidelity movie, but they managed to pull it through. We still find the film compelling, and we came out the cinema satisfied with the entire thing.

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 7 out of 10 stars

Cast: Richard Gomez, Dawn Zulueta, Bea Alonzo

Directed by: Nuel Naval
Distributed by: Star Cinema
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide


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