I got sucked into watching this film when I kept seeing the commercials during my visit to the Philippines. I was pleasantly surprised. Filipino cinema tends to be cliched with love teams and poorly written scripts, but The Third Party surprised me a lot. Kudos to the producers, writers, director, and actors for tackling a story that shows LGBTQ characters with depth and ones we should laugh along with rather than laugh at. Zanjoe Marudo is phenomenal in this film and challenges that effeminate gay man stereotype. The side story with Andi and her absent mother was played beautifuly by Angel Locsin and ends up being a tearjerker later on in the film. This movie really does explore love, sacrifice, and realization in all its forms - there is surely something that any audience member will find themselves relating to.
Exciting story, you wouldnt know what comes after another... great film
Among the Supporting Stars in this film, I find CHERRY PIE PICACHE and MATET DE LEON the Scene Stealers. It's good to see the actress-turned-politician Alma Moreno in this film. I find Alma funny in this film.
The lead actors Sam Milby, Zanjoe Marudo and Angel Locsin gave their best performances, but I find the Acting of ZANJOE MARUDO the most stunning among the three protagonists.