The Other Woman (20th Century Fox)
Rated PG-13 on appeal for mature thematic material, sexual references and language.
Starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Don Johnson, Kate Upton, Taylor Kinney, Nicki Minaj, Kenneth Maharaj, Alyshia Ochse, Victor Cruz, Madison McKinley, David Thornton.
Written by Melissa Stack.
Directed by Nick Cassavetes.
Men are pigs…I get it - especially the cheat’in kind. Unfaithful men make life worse for the rest of us dudes who are faithful, devoted types. One of those philanderers is the folly for three women bent of revenge in The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz.
Diaz plays Carly, a successful New York lawyer who falls for a hunky man named Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game of Thrones). Carly soon discovers that Mark is married to Kate (Leslie Mann), and living in the suburbs. The two women meet, and despite the awkward situation, become friends. They get even closer when they discover that Mark is seeing a third woman on the side named Amber (Kate Upton), who also joins their group when she discovers she’s not the only woman in his life.
The women then conspire to humiliate Mark and steal away his wealth.
The Other Woman is rarely funny and seems to be primarily driven by a lot of annoying, unstructured dialogue. Leslie Mann play her usual whiny self, while Diaz slops her way through the clumsy script by yelling. Kate Upton, despite being adorably gorgeous and curvy, is clearly not up to the challenge of comedy, and seems overwhelmed by the seasoned actors who shares her scenes. The hunky Nikolaj Coster-Waldau also seems out of his element in a movie that’s supposed to be a comedy.
With few laughs, The Other Woman could have been improved with a different cast, a more solid story and adequate dialogue.
If you expected better, you might feel cheated.