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"THE OTHER WOMAN" from 20th Century Fox opens Fri., April 25, 2014.

STARRING: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Nicki Minaj.

DIRECTOR: Nick Cassavetes ("My Sister's Keeper", "Alpha Dog", "The Notebook")

SYNOPSIS: After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman (Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife (Mann) he's been cheating on, she realizes they have much in common and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair (Upton) is discovered, all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their lying, cheating, three-timing bozo.

This movie, almost exclusively for women only, faces two problems. First, it's a great concept weighed down by its own stupidity. Second the three lead actresses are ill-equipped to deliver the punch-line. Of the three, Leslie Mann is the best actress. Cameron Diaz gives her typical one-dimensional performance and Kate Upton couldn't act surprised if her boobs packed up and left her body. Nicki Minaj shouldn't be cast in any movie ever.

Somehow, this trio got cast which can only mean that the other actresses who auditioned must've been really horrible. This is only marginally better than "The Sweetest Thing" which paired Diaz with Christina Applegate. That film wasn't funny at all while this one has two or three amusing moments. Guys who attend this film are cautioned to pay attention to how their girlfriends react and behave accordingly.

Nick Cassavetes is the son of one of the better actors in Hollywood's history, John ("The Fury", "Two Minute Warning", "The Dirty Dozen", "Rosemary's Baby"). It's a shame Nick's body of work is falling so far short of his father's.

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