Friday, April 25, 2014

The Other Woman

The Other Woman

After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he's been cheating on. And when yet another affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on the three-timing SOB.

The first chick flick of the summer is 20th Century Fox's The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton. For a movie that has a lot of eye candy, the PG-13 rating is working against it already.

Diaz plays Carly, a single New Yorker who begins dating the charming Mark (GoT's Nikolaj Coaster-Waldau) -- only to find that he's married to Kate (Mann). Initially wanting nothing to do with either of them, the plot thickens when a third mistress is discovered and Carly decides to help bring down the three-timer.

I can overlook this being a similar set-up to several other titles (one being Fox's very own 'John Tucker Must Die'), but The Other Woman does nothing new with the formula - and it doesn't even seem like its trying. The cast is fantastic - even Nicki Minaj does well in her role, which I was initially sceptical on, there are a few laugh-out loud moments and the ending wasn't as predictable as I thought, but even still potential was clearly missed here.

Rent it or watch one of the many films it borrowed its ideas from, but overall, I'd dump the other woman.

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