The Unmarried Wife

The Unmarried Wife is a 2016 Filipino romance drama film starring Angelica Panganiban, Dingdong Dantes and Paulo Avelino.[1] The film is directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes while the story is written by Keiko Aquino under the production of Star Cinema.[2][3] The film project marks the reunion of Panganiban and Dantes after their box-office success with One More Try (2012) with Angel Locsin and Zanjoe Marudo.[4] It is also Dingdong's fourth time to lead in Star Cinema movies after Segunda Mano (2011), One More Try (2012) and She's the One (2013).

The Unmarried Wife
Directed byMaryo J. de los Reyes
Produced by
Written byKeiko Aquino
Distributed byStar Cinema
Release date
  • November 16, 2016 (2016-11-16)
Running time
130 minutes
Box office
  • ₱17 million (Opening day)
  • ₱246.3 million (Three-week run) (as of December 8, 2016)

In the movie, Angelica portrays a woman torn between her husband and her lover.[2]

The film is screening across the Philippines as well as a limited release in Canada and the United States.

In December 2017, Panganiban won the Best Actress Award for the film at the 2017 FAMAS Awards for the film and Dingdong Dantes for the FPJ Lifetime achievement award and Vanessa Valdez for Best Screenplay


Angelica Panganiban portrays Anne Victorio.
Dingdong Dantes portrays Geoff Victorio
Paulo Avelino portrays Bryan.


The film was released on November 16, 2016 in Philippine cinemas nationwide earning ₱17 million on its first day of showing.[5] On its 6th day, the film breached the ₱100 million mark [6][7] while it reached ₱170 million on its two-week run.[8]

Local AwardsEdit

Year Award Giving Body Recipient(s) Award Result
15th Gawad Tanglaw
Jesse Lucas
Best Musical Scoring
Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation
Box Office Entertainment Awards
Film Best Actor of the Year
19th Gawad Pasado
Pinakapasadong Aktres
19th Gawad Pasado
Pinakapasadong Katuwang na Aktor
33rd Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC)
Star Awards for Movies 2017
Movie Director of the Year
The Unmarried Wife
Movie of the Year
Movie Actor of the Year
Lei Navarro
Movie Child Performer of the Year
Vanessa Valdez
Movie Screen Writer of the Year
Winston Acuyong
Movie Production Designer of the Year
Tara Illenberger
Movie Editor of the Year
Jesse Lucas
Movie Musical Scorer of the Year
Arnel Labayo
Movie Sound Engineer of the Year


  1. ^ Edwin P. Sallan (14 August 2016). "Dingdong Dantes teases possible MMFF return". News5. Retrieved 23 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Dingdong Dantes thrilled to work with Star Cinema again". ABS-CBN News. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "SNEAKPEEK: 'The Unmarried Wife' first shooting day". Star Cinema. 5 June 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Dingdong, Angelica to reunite in new Star Cinema film". ABS-CBN News. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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