The Unmarried Wife earned P100 million in a span of six days, according to producer Star Cinema.
The relationship drama starring Angelica Panganiban, Paulo Avelino, and Dingdong Dantes was able to reach this milestone last November 21, 2016.
Directed by Maryo J. Delos Reyes, this movie is graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board.
In The Unmarried Wife, Angelica Panganiban brings life to Anne: a young woman who carries severe inhibitions on love due to a traumatic childhood experience. Her reservations on falling in love are wiped away after finding her great love in the person of Geoff (Dingdong Dantes).
However, her blissful relationship with her husband is short-lived because of Geoff’s infidelities. As she struggles to fight for her family, her friend Bryan (Paulo Avelino) offers to heal her emotional wounds with the promise of being the lover that she truly deserves.
Angelica admits she was initially nervous about portraying Anne: “It’s a very challenging role for me. It’s a very challenging film. Kaya doon siguro pumapasok yung part na kinakabahan ako. Alam ko nga, na hindi ko hahayaang mapunta sa iba yung project noong sinabi sa akin.”
In the film, Angelica's character tries to keep the family together despite her husband’s infidelity. Dingdong, who plays the cheating husbnd, says commitment spells the difference and forgiveness is key to reconciliation.
"So iyong present na pagkakamali should open more doors to reconciliation ninyo, pag-uusap ng mga bagay na mali from the past na ini-ignore ninyo before. So kung iyon puwede mong balikan and ayusin, iyong steps along the way ay mapag-uusapan ninyo nang maayos.”
Dingdong adds: “Then perhaps puwede mo masabing nag-effort ka talaga na aminin ang pagkakamali and makaroon ka ng willingness na maging better person later on.
"Pero kung ano man ang nasira, siguro hindi mo siya maaayos ng hundred percent. Pero the willingness should be there and ang pinakamahalaga is what to do later on and how to move forward.”
However, the movie also presents the reality that women are also capable of committing the same sin.
Paulo's character offers Angelica a new chance at happiness and the proposition of being that man she truly deserves.