With very positive raves and reviews of the latest Star Cinema offering “No Other Woman”, my mortal body which seldom goes to movie houses anymore since I became bestfriends-forever with torrent and DVD pirates went out for a trip with my girlfriends at work and we got a so worth-it movie date this year. 

It was a love story of fighting for a love that was yours to begin with and a love you wish to have, and maybe the reason why most of the local viewers applauded it was because the situations and the screenplay were in one way or another have been experienced by anyone who was a part of a love triangle.

I also think that Ms. Carmi Martin was such a gorgeous scene-stealer here… You will love her lines so much you’d wish for a mother like that.  *giggles





Ram Escaler is a furniture sales associate who was happily married to a prim-and-proper loving wife – Charmaine.  He used to be a typical womanizer and it comes in handy especially when he was closing in deals with the clients. 

Cara Zalderiaga is an open-minded heiress who doesn’t believe in love and has an infamous playgirl reputation.

Clad in her bikini, Cara was enjoying the thrilling waves and the ocean breeze when she accidentally bumped to Ram who was dipping in the water.  When her bikini top got lost  because of their little water miscalculation, their story started.

Ram luckily landed on hotel-resort client and had his second encounter with Cara who was the daughter of the owner of the hotel. 

Thus their connection started because the work required them to be together.  When he revealed that he was married, she replied it’s not a big deal and agreed on an open relationship.

But an illicit affair as we all know never lasts.  And you would surely love how the bickering of the wife and the other woman was… in this tale of misplaced love.


P.S   Unluckily the “other women” I’ve came across in my life were all boring.  So when I was put in the same situation I gave the man up even without fighting for them because a pathetic woman deserved an unfaithful man… *wink






After accidentally meeting up, Cara and Charmaine went to a coffee shop…

CHARMAINE:  You like nice things no?

CARA:  “Yeah. They are my guilty pleasures. But I really don’t feel guilty ‘cause I deserve them.


Cara to Ram when he revealed that he’s a married man.

“Just shut up and kiss me. And don’t you dare fall in love with me. “



In a pool-side confrontation scene, cara was clad in a snake-print bikini and when she admitted the affair she had with her husband.


CHARMAINE: “Alam mo kasi ang marriage parang exclusive village. Kailangan mong bantayan para hindi makapasok ang mga squatter.”

CARA:  “Hindi ko nga alam kung bakit ka nakapasok sa hotel namin eh kasi bawal dito ang ugaling squatter.”


CHARMAINE:  “Bikini mo ba iyan o balat mo?”

CARA:  “You can call me anything you want: a snake, a bitch, an other woman. But I will never be a pathetic, boring housewife.”



After Ram did his presentation, there was a geeky panel member who complained that the furniture were pricey for a luxury hotel.


CARA:  “I don’t need to read your research report. I know the market because I am the market.”



Charmaine requested Cara to drop her in their house because her friend can’t send her home.  She also invited her for a dinner.


CARA to CHARMAINE:  “Mababaliw siguro ako kapag nalaman kong may babae siya. Baka mapatay ko iyong kabit. Silang dalawa, actually.”


CARA to CHARMAINE:  “Naku. Huwag na. Baka Makita mo pang nilalagyan ko ng lason ang pagkain mo. Joke lang. Medyo off yung humor ko lately.”


CARA:  “Do you know how to cook?”

CHARMAINE:  “No, it’s not my thing.”

CARA:  “You should know how to cook because the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Pero sa ganda mong iyan, siguradong marami kang alam na shortcuts.’”



In a scene where Cara met up with her friends after they learned that she’s in an affair with a married man.


CARA:  “I’m not a mistress. I never was and I never will be one.”



Charmaine moping to her mom after she learned of his husband’s infidelity.



MOM TO CHARMAINE:  “Ang mundo ay isang malaking Quiapo!  Maraming snatcher!  Maagawan ka!  Lumaban ka!”

CHARMAINE:  “Anu ba ang mahirap na kalaban?  Putang mayaman o putang mahirap?”

MOM:  “Pare-parehas lang yang mga puta!  Ang pinagkaiba lang ng putang mayaman bumibili ng Hermes na orig at ang putang mahirap bumibili ng Hermes sa Greenhills.”

MOM:  “Ang lalake kapag papalit-palit ng babae ok lang yan, pero pagy SINUSUKI na na babae dun ka na kabahan!”


MOM to CHARMAINE:  “I-pack up mo na ‘yang Lucy Torres mo! Ilabas mo na  diyan si Gretchen Baretto! Anak ako na ang bahala sa red stiletto mo!”


2 thoughts on “No Other Woman (2011)

  1. hi. hope you don’t mind if I follow your blog. Just stumbled on it yesterday while looking for a guide to korean romance movies. Nice. I will be using your movie list ha. Pati pala pinoy movies covered mo. Thanks very much.

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