Friday, April 25, 2014

The Other Woman

Opens April 25th, 2014
1 hr 49 mins
Rated R



Nick Cassavetes


Cameron Diaz as Carly Whitten
Leslie Mann as Kate King
Kate Upton as Amber
Nicki Minaj as Lydia
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Mark King
Taylor Kinney as Phil
Lisa Maffia as Lydia's sister
Olivia Culpo as Raven-Haired Beauty
Madison McKinley as Waitress
Don Johnson as Frank

Review by Stephen M.

Sometimes you wish you can go back in time and wish you never watched a film and this was one of them.  This "chick" flick was just painful to watch for me.  My female friends enjoyed the movie, but I hated the lack of acting by Kate Upton and Nicki Minaj, the overacting of Leslie Mann and just the way the plot meanders along making it almost 2 hours long.

The movie is about how a cheating husband drives his wife and his girlfriends together to get back at him.  Fairly simple premise, should make for a fairly simple movie right?  The overly complicated wife, Kate (Leslie Mann) makes what could be hilarious scenes, way too long that sucks away the laughter from the film.  Even with the beautiful eye candy that is Kate Upton doesn't make up for this as her character has about as much charisma as a porcupine.  Yes, naturally she would play the rather dim witted naive sexy blonde, but her character is so meaningless in the overall film, you would be better serve to buy the last Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue if your only point is to watch her in a bikini.

Speaking of another improperly used character would be singer Nicki Minaj who plays Lydia.  She's the carefree assistant of Cameron Diaz's character Carly that dishes out advice that is suppose to make you laugh but mostly have you confused.  The guys in the film, the cheating husband Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his brother in law Phil (Taylor Kinney), along with Carly's dad played by Don Johnson are the only ones that I don't grimace at too often during the film.

Overall, I would recommend waiting for this on Netflix if you're really bored and there is nothing better to watch.  And even then I would say  go re-watch There's Something About Mary than this.  But if you're a fan of these films than you may enjoy this one as well.  I usually don't mind these films but for me, it was just poorly done and predictable.


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