14:38 minutes of complete laughter and swirls, with a dash of drama and emotional sustenance, that’s ‘The Third Wheel’ in a simple line! The title is a dead give away to the characters, but not the plotline. Multi-talented,
John’s unhappiness at Jesse’s presence in their life is unmissable. But, don’t be fooled, our Jesse isn’t innocent either. Charismatic, subtly manipulative, his homosexuality an armour against any ill-conceived ideas of feelings towards his friend, Mary; Jesse is so well fleshed out as a character that it’s just one of the many highlights of the film. Mary’s smooth sailing life goes for a
Mota has given her audience so much to chew on that it would be a
The movie has a bright tenor to it, comprising of well-lit shots. Relying on the natural light, the film carries with it a peppy feel, throughout. The dialogues are relatable and the editing (John Painz) is crisp, leaving the film evenly paced. The cinematography by Painz is delightful as the camera lingers just long enough to let the audience enjoy in the moment and not anymore to make it mundane.
All in all, ‘The Third Wheel’ is an absolute delight and a fun-filled attempt, and a successful one at that, at altering the predictable storyline of the friend who invariably becomes a spoke in the couple’s relationship. But, Mota’s ‘The Third Wheel’ challenges the status quo and offers a daring, believable and funky take on the usual!