Wednesday, 23 July 2014

'The Other Woman' Film Review

Carly (Cameron Diaz) discovers that her boyfriend Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) has a wife when she shows up at his house to surprise him. Just as she is about to forget about the whole thing, Mark's wife Kate (Leslie Mann) show up at her office and the two begin a very unlikely friendship.

Slow starting, a third of the movie chronicles the beginning of Carly and Kate's friendship, and isn't until when they start plotting their revenge that the movie picks up pace. With a predictable ending, the thrill is getting to that point, but 'The Other Woman' fails to induce laughs in a natural way. Scenarios are forced and some of the jokes are cringe-worthy. 

As the movie draws to a close, you are left wanting more from the movie and it doesn't deliver. What could have been a strong revenge comedy ended up a bore. 

Cameron Diaz- Carly
Leslie Mann- Kate
Kate Upton- Amber
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - Mark
Taylor Kinney- Phil

Also stars Nicki Minaj and Don Johnson.

Cameron Diaz is the big draw to this movie, but unfortunately her character and all the others are one dimensional. Though there is some chemistry between the female leads, the unbelievability of the whole situation makes their friendship somewhat contrived. 

Nicki Minaj should stick to music.

~~~OVERALL 4/10~~~
The premise for the film is strong and the trailer gave a positive impression that the movie would be slick, fast and hilarious. Unfortunately, the execution fails to deliver, leaving us with a dragged out and forced movie, the only saving grace being the two female leads.

Watch 'Just Go With It' instead. 

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