The netizens are praising it, the critics are raving about it. Clearly, everyone loves “Ang Dalawang Mrs Reyes”.
We laughed, cried, and learned lesson so easily along with its characters and there’s no wonder to it, as it turns it out, a big chunk of this fun and heartwarming film was inspired by real-life events.
At its grand media launch last January 9, director Jun Robles Lana revealed that he first came up with the script with co-writer Elmer Gatchallian in 2008 and it went through a lot changes since then.
"Nung 2008, actually may script na 'to. But of course, since then maraming nagbago. May mga changes, especially sa gender politics. May mga projects talaga na hinihintay 'yung tamang pagkakataon and most importanly 'yung tamang cast,” said Direk Jun.
And when things finally felt right and the perfect actors for the role signed up, the cameras started rolling right away. “We're very happy na finally nagawa namin siya and with a brilliant cast siya."
But Direk Jun also shared that the film wouldn’t have turned out the same way without the stories he got from his friends.
"Sa mga kaibigan ko pa lang, ang dami kong nakuha. Buung-buo na 'yung kuwento. 'Yung mga lines, mga dialogue 'yun ng mga kaibigan namin nung pinagdadaan nila nung iniwan sila,” he said.
Direk Jun himself added a piece of him to the story. He admitted, "May mga experiences din ako na pinasok ko dito."
“Ang Dalawang Mrs Reyes” follows the story of Lianne (Judy Ann Santos) and Cindy (Angelica Panganiban), two very different women with the same goal; and that is to keep their husbands.
But soon, they realized what they need to do is to keep them apart... from each other.
Will they get their revenge or will the jokes still be on them until in the end?
The film also stars Joross Gamboa, JC de Vera, Andrea Brillantes, Carmi Martin, Gladys Reyes, and more. Catch it now in cinemas nationwide!