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Movie Review: The Other Woman - Ladue News: Arts & Entertainment

Movie Review: The Other Woman

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Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 pm

Let’s just jump right in, shall we? Here, we have yet another in a long line of 'female-empowerment' comedies—movies where Hollywood announces loud and proud that if you can’t see 40-something women like Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann as gorgeous, sexy prizes, you’re going to get what’s coming to you. Think First Wives Club or The Witches of Eastwick. Honestly, I would think the message was absurd if Diaz herself didn’t have so much trouble hanging on to a man—maybe there’s a point to be made.

Carly (Diaz) likes Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). She likes him so much she’s ready to become a one-man woman. Problem is, Mark isn’t a one-woman man. Mark is married to Kate (Mann). When Kate and Carly form an unlikely friendship, their bond is only strengthened when they discover Mark not only is cheating on Kate with Carly, he is cheating on Carly with Amber (Kate Upton). But that’s not all: He's even cheating on Amber. Note to self: Find out what kind of vitamin regimen this guy is on. Together, Kate, Carly and Amber team up to bring down their stray dog of a man.

All things considered, this movie is fine. Although I have to say Cameron Diaz is looking a little rough these days. It strains the imagination to believe that a guy would cheat on the far more appealing Kate. I will let that slide in favor of the big flaw: The movie is just not that funny. Amber is dumb, Carly is devious, Kate can’t hold her liquor, we get it. Now give me something witty to watch. It’s not terrible, it’s just OK. It’s a 6.

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