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‘Trophy Wife’ promises to be Different from all Wife-Centered Flicks

Perhaps the most anticipated flick opening this week is Viva Films’ ‘Trophy Wife’, which clearly puts on Cristine Reyes as the lead star and ably supported by her erstwhile boyfriend-actor Derek Ramsay, Heart Evangelista, and John Estrada.

The erstwhile sweethearts--Cristine Reyes and Derek Ramsay plays Lani and Chino in this romantic-suspense-drama film 'Trophy Wife'. Photograph by Ted Claudio of WazzupPhilippines.com.

The erstwhile sweethearts–Cristine Reyes and Derek Ramsay plays Lani and Chino in this romantic-suspense-drama film ‘Trophy Wife’. Photograph by Ted Claudio of WazzupPhilippines.com.

This movie is of no relation to an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from 2013 to 2014.

The film is a one-year-in-the-making prior to Andoy Ranay taking over the directorial job, which made the movie possible for Filipino film buffs get the chance to watch this nearly shelved-off project of Reyes and Ramsay, which was when the two stars had their relationship blossomed and ended their relationship.

The cast of 'Trophy Wife' with director Andoy Ranay.

The cast of ‘Trophy Wife’ with director Andoy Ranay.

Apart from the controversial love scenes of Reyes and Ramsay in the film, the story written by Keiko Aquino attempts to present how a burning love and ambition can make this supposedly romantic-theme flick becomes dark and twisted all the same. John Estrada and Heart Evangelista showed sterling performances as Sammy and Gwen, respectively.

Cristine plays Lani, who becomes the young and attractive as well as regarded as the status symbol for John Estrada’s character, Sammy who is in his early 30s. However, Lani was also the ex-girlfriend of Chino, Sammy’s younger brother played by Derek Ramsay.

Ramsay said in a recently held bloggers’ night held at Greenbelt 3’s My Cinema, “This is a no other romantic film, “The movie, it’s the story that stands out. It’s not any of our characters.”

Also, the film’s glossy photography and cinematography will definitely appeal to this day’s generation of moviegoers.

In the cast are G Toengi, Jackielou Blanco, Alexis Navarro, Jay Roa, Cholo Barretto, Jovic Monsod, and Kian Kazemi. It will open tomorrow, Wednesday, July 30 in theaters nationwide.


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