As if banking on the success of No Other Woman, the storyline of A Secret Affair is a little too familiar. Only this time, tables are turned as Anne Curtis plays the wailing legal girlfriend with a feisty mother who provides the querida lessons in witty, memorable quotes. And because its theme is too close to two previous box office successes, viewers may hesitate to watch Viva's newest offering thinking the movie offers nothing new. Is Viva Films going to milk this queridanovela campaign dry until the viewing public gets tired of such storyline?
No Other Mistress? My Neighbor's Affair? Watching the trailer made me think that it took a little bit of this and a little bit of that from previous queridanovela movies. Anne Curtis said this movie was made with a conscious effort to be different from No Other Woman. Unfortunately, the trailer didn't made the conscious effort to show that intention.
And Derek Ramsay reprises his role as the hapless apologetic chap who has all the alibis in the world. Once again, he plays victim to the charms of the temptress as if he didn't like all the tempting. He is once again, in despair after all the humping and pumping-- I was hoping his character would be something more than what was already offered in No Other Woman.
As for Andi, she's easier on the eyes compared with Christine Reyes who kept putting me off with her insincere acting. Yet, I can't help but think this movie will be far more interesting if they cast both actresses from the previous movie. Mas maganda yung may Barney party no.2.
Bottomline, I love Anne Curtis and Derek Ramsay to bits but as a viewer, I need a new story.