The May-December pairing of Anne Curtis and Marco Gumabao got fans excited at the premiere of their movie “Just A Stranger” now in theaters.
Written and directed by Jason Paul Laxamana, the story is about a married woman who gets into an affair with a man half her age despite her nagging conscience that one day they might pay for it.
Mae Pimentel (Curtis) is in her mid-30s. Though stricken with an illness called Fibromyalgia, Mae is not wanting in material things and can go on a leisure trip anywhere she wants. Her husband Phil (Edu Manzano), a businessman, doesn’t seem to mind as he has very little time for her. It is while vacationing in the flamboyant city of Lisbon, Portugal that this fashionable lady meets Jericho.
Jericho “Jekjek” Esguerra (Gumabao) is a 19-year-old son of a Philippine Ambassador. He is oozing with sex appeal and charming personality, but lacking in maturity. To help him have a sense of responsibility, his father tells him to find a job. Jericho is not excited about working, but out of respect to his parents Rufi and Judy (Robert Seña and Isay Alvarez), he obeys their demands. He has a girlfriend named Febbie (Jas Rodriguez), but meeting Mae makes his life more exciting.
Although there are a lot of steamy scenes between the two star, the director said they are not out to romanticize illicit affairs, but to delve deeper into the personal stories of the characters to show the reasons behind their actions.
From Viva Films, “Just A Stranger,” shot mostly in Lisbon, Portugal, also has the songs “Delikado” by Marion Aunor and “Magkaibang Mundo” by Katrina Velarde on the Original Soundtrack.