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The Other Woman (movie)

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The Other Woman: Rated “PG-13” (1 hr. 49 min.)

Pay attention to your women
Pay attention to your women
Twentieth Century Fox
Don't play women for fools
Twentieth Century Fox

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

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

Carly Whitten (Diaz) has it made she is a high price NYC lawyer and named partner at her firm, she is still single and wicked hot. She meets and beds start-up entrepreneur, Mark King (Coster-Waldau) and becomes so smitten by him that over the next eight weeks she begins seeing him exclusively, ditching all of the other men that she has been seeing. However, a monkey-wrench gets tossed into the works when Mark breaks off a romantic evening to return to his Conn home to “supervise the repair of a broken pipe.” At first Carly is pissed, but upon reflection (and consultation with both her secretary, Lydia (Minaj), and her (once again recently-divorced) dad, Frank (Don Johnson), she follows Mark to his home only to discover that he has a wife, Kate (Mann).

Well, Carly simply doesn’t do married men, so crushed; she breaks it off with Mark. Only Kate, can’t let it go, and not only tracks Carly to her office, but follows her home as well. As it turns out, Kate was completely in the dark about Mark’s antics. She gave up her own career to become Mrs. King, stay at home, be the wife, and nurture Mark’s career. In fact so domesticated has she become, that she wears full-body “mom” nightgowns and uses the john while he is in the bathroom brushing this teeth (having an insipid everyday conversation with him all the while). The nervous breakdown she is about to have morphs into Carly feeling bad for her then the pair bonding. Soon enough they both discover that Mark is also sleeping with blonde bombshell Amber (Upton), and now we’re off to the races.

The three scorned women determine to get back at the man that played all three of them (yes, there are other mistresses as well), and all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB. At this point the film becomes a modern-day reimagining of Nine to Five (only way funnier). As it turns out, they not only spike his food with hormones, but discover that he is cheating his partners, so you just know that their revenge is going to be epic (something about a woman scorned comes to mind). The three women are most excellent in their respective roles, and play them with an incredible charming and endearing gusto that will have even the boyfriends of the women who take them to see this film will appreciate (yes guys, this is totally a chick flick, but one that you too will find quite entertaining).

Without giving anything away, Mark gets his comeuppance in spades (and yes, he totally deserves everything he gets and more), so yeah, this is a film that you totally want to go and see as it is everything you see in the trailer, and far more.

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Robert J. Sodaro has been reviewing films for some 30 years. During that time, his movie reviews and articles have appeared in numerous print publications, as well as on the web. Subscribe to receive regular articles and movie reviews.