The trailer of “The Significant Other” made A HUGE impact on social media, which is now still striking with more than eightmillion views. It’s scandalous, it’s shocking, and it’s totally too hot for TV.
But guess what? Its story is something that happens every single day and we have a feeling that it’s same reason why people took it to so well. Because we, or at least know, someone that can relate to it.
Director Joel Lamangan admitted that this concept for a film isn’t entirely new, but he believes something like this hasn’t been offered to the new generation yet and everyone still loves a good relatable story.
"Mga taong hindi satisfied 'pag isa lang ang relasyon. Ang sarili nila ay umiikot sa iba't ibang klaseng relasyon. Lalo na dito, 'yung isa may asawa, humanap pa ng isang maganda na tinawag niyang significant other, na ginagawa naman ng maraming tao dito sa bayan natin,” he at the film’s media conference last Sunday, February 11.
The award-winning director added, “Malaki at maliit na tao parati mayroong gano'n. Later na lang magkakaroon ng problem, mawawala ang isa, 'yung gano'ng problem tinalakay dito sa pelikulang ito. Hindi naman ito bago, marami nang ginawang ganito nung araw pero ang kakaiba dito ang gumaganap ay mahuhusay at magagandang kabataan ng ating panahon ngayon."
He could even come with a list of his own of people that live or have lived a story like this in real life. It’s almost like an epidemic and that’s why these films would never go out of style anytimesoon.
"Marami akong kilala na significant other, madami rin akongkilala na asawa na iniwan ng asawa, kaya nakaka-relate ako sa ganitong kasaysayan. Kapitbahay ko gano'n, tatlong bahay kasunod, gano'n din. May mga gano'ng pangyayari na nakikita ko at naoobserbahan ko, hindi 'to bago. Ito'y nangyayari,” he explained.
Starring Lovi Poe, Tom Rodriguez, and Lovi Poe, “The Significant Other” is coming to cinemas this February 21.
It film follows the story of a rising fashion model (Erich) who catches up and becomes BFFs with her catwalk idol (Lovi). But all hell breaks loose when they realize that they are in love with the same man (Tom).