ETIQUETTE FOR MISTRESSES (2015) Review
Directed by Chito Roño
“How do you even teach a woman how to become a mistress?”
There’s almost nothing to see here, just a bunch of sequences that feels like a compilation of gossips from mistresses bored with their lives. Etiquette For Mistresses is probably the most uninteresting Filipino mistress film made. Boasting multiple protagonists may be the problem of the film having a focus but there’s more than that. The story doesn’t seem to get a grasp of the options these characters actually has. If not for Baretto and Calzado’s dramatic moments, the film is a total disaster
How the film actually tries to have a story is mind-numbing. This is probably the best reason why mistress movies should stop or at least take a break especially for the mainstream cinema. There might be a message there somewhere but it’s ridiculous how they get to tackle that idea into picture. How they ended the film is puzzling, was it really supposed to be like that or was that saying the film was actually a joke?
Our rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Etiquette for Mistresses is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.