About 2 weeks ago, I and some friends watched the LFS of The Mistress at SM City. Olive Lamasan is undeniably one of the best directors in the country. JL and Bea are, as usual, pros in their field. I could say that my PhP180.00 was very worth it.
The Mistress is the kind of movie that could affect you in different ways – as a wife; as a son or daughter; as a lover; and as someone who has to let go of love. I didn’t cry the whole time but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t hit by the scenes. As much as I wanted to become teary-eyed, I just can’t. Haha. But I definitely was deeply touched. I was like staring blankly at the screen and thinking intently while letting the lines, the music, and the emotions of the movie capture me. And this effin great song of Snow Patrol called Chasing Cars which they used added to the impact of every sad scene.
If you’re a wife and you watched this movie, I’m almost absolutely sure that you felt hate for Sari (Bea Alonzo). Wives will always, always dread mistresses regardless of whatever reason they have. Am I right? I guess. I have witnessed that first hand.
As a son or a daughter who has seen the infidelity of a father, you tend to be biased in terms of seeing your mother suffer and the love you have for your Dad. Sometimes, as much as you want to kill that cheating bastard, you just can’t hate him that much because he’s your father but then you are pulled down by the pain your mother is going through. The complications of having third parties – I tell you.
In the movie’s case, Sari wasn’t a total a bitch I should say. We all saw how she worked hard for her family and stuff. In your opinion, why do you think she held on to that old man for so long? The movie shows that she did it for gratitude’s sake but also learned to love him along the way.
On the other side, what made me emotional was the last part where Sari was in her shop fixing the mannequin near the window and JD’s car passes by and stops then he and Sari looked at each other for quite a while, then the car leaves (add Chasing Cars in the background). Now that made me teary eyed. I am always against discontinued love due to inevitable circumstances. Hayy. Relate? LOL.
Lastly, no matter how deep one’s justifications of having and being a third party is, it is still wrong – in a Godly and human perspective.
Let your conscience decide.::