THE OTHER WOMAN

THE OTHER WOMANA workaholic Manhattan lawyer named “Carly” (Cameron Diaz) discovers that her new squeeze has a wife named “Kate” (Leslie Mann) tucked away in a huge house in the burbs!

And then they find him playing at the beach with yet another gorgeous–and very young–GalPal named “Amber” (Kate Upton) — Eek!

Punishing duplicitous “Mark” (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) begins with slapstick (e.g., putting hair remover in his shampoo), until they wake up and decide to follow the money. That’s when serious pain begins for Mark… and the real fun begins for our three avengers!

Ditzy Leslie Mann puts this enjoyable female buddy comedy–directed by Nicholas Cassavettes and penned by Melissa Stack–over the top. (JLH: 3.5/5)

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Top Photo: Leslie Mann steals the show as suburban wife “Kate King.”

Bottom Photo (from left):  Kate Upton as “Amber,” Cameron Diaz as “Carly,” and Leslie Mann as “Kate” celebrating success!

Photo Credits: Barry Wetcher / 20th Century Fox

Q: Does The Other Woman pass the Bechdel Test? DigitalStampA

Yes! The plot requires the three avengers to do most of their talking about Mark, but once they bond the film turns into a search for the hidden money and that’s the most delicious part of the plot!

But Kate (Leslie Mann) can only get there once she gets over her panic about potentially being single. And telling Carly about her nightmare in the grocery store–revealing the fate of single women in the suburbs–is a true bonding moment.

Kate and Carly are not “talking about a man” in that scene; they are talking about how society–especially suburban society–treats a woman who no longer “has” a man… And that is a really serious subject!

 

 

 

Tags: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Melissa Stack, The Other Woman

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