Entertainment Magazine: Film: 2011: "The Other Woman"

THE OTHER WOMAN -  But Not For Long

By Miv Evans

The 'other women' of the world have enough bad press already and really need something to make them a little more sympathetic but, unfortunately for them, this isn't a view that Natalie Portman shares.

She stars in and produced a story about a callous mistress who, by the end of the movie, is so unlikable that we end up wishing her boyfriend had left her where he found her, languishing in the pit of the unclaimed.

Emilia (Natalie Portman) goes to work for Jack (Scott Cohen) in his high profile law firm.  Jack is married to Carolyne (Lisa Kudrow) and they have an eight year old son, William (Charlie Tahan).

Emilia is deeply attracted to her boss and flirts at every opportunity which finally pays off and her affair with Jack begins.  After just a few months she gets pregnant, Jack leaves Carolyne and the two get married.

Emilia is impossible to relate to or like.  She has no conscience about having an affair with a married man, yet vilifies her father for doing the same thing.  She is irresponsible with William, but denigrates Carolyne for trying to protect her son.

She actually gets a little psycho when her father bonds with William so obviously has a problem with seeing other people happy, which explains why she callously makes  a play for Jack just after seeing him with his devoted wife and child.  Even the romance between her and Jack falls flat.  It's whizzed through in snapshots, leaving us with nothing more than a vague impression and rather bemused that the filmmakers actually thought that they could  montage love.

The intention of the writer is for us to dislike Jack's wife, but the only enjoyable moments in this film are when Lisa Kudrow is on screen.

The Other Woman Movie Trailer

Watch the Official "The Dilemma" movie trailer from Hulu. Click on the white triangle to start the movie. A comedy/drama that details the story of a woman's difficult relationship with her stepson.

MOVIE RELEASE INFORMATION

USA - 4th February 2011
Spain - 20th April, 2011
Russia - 28 October, 2010
Ukraine - 11 October, 2010
Kazakhstan - 24 November, 2010

The other woman might have taken possession of Carolyne's husband, but the ex-wife is still very much in control and her venomous attacks on the insubstantial Emelia are delivered with such haughtiness and in such a casual manner that it's hard not to stand up and clap.

This film has nothing to say and no attempt is ever made to justify the behavior of the other woman; in fact, this particular 'other woman' is quite amused to be known as the vixen who wrecked William's home.  But she really shouldn't get too smug because, not only do leopards never change their spots, but when philanders marry their mistress, they also create a vacancy. 


Miv Evans is a British businesswoman who relocated to Los Angeles in 2005. She previously had a comedy drama commissioned by BBC TV and sold her first film to REN Media International in 2008 which she wrote, directed and produced.

The Other Woman Movie Reviews from Fandango

Click a link to read comments, reviews and ratings posted by Fandango fans. Join the discussion and post your feedback on this film online. Write a movie review and share it with others. Get the latest Fandango sweepstakes and promotional offers. Watch movies trailers of upcoming films.

Loading...


Films in 2011

Film Home Page | Entertainment Magazine

© 2010 Film Entertainment Magazine / EMOL.org. All rights reserved.

Film Entertainment Magazine

MOVIE RENTAL DEALS

250x250 Geo Key
Go Fandango!

Buy Fandango Movie Tickets Online

Buy advance tickets to the Toy Story 1 and 2 Double Feature in 3D and get points for posters, DVDs and more!

Buy 1 movie ticket on Fandango and receive a second ticket to the same show free when you use your Visa Signature card.

Netflix Streaming Movies

Stream and Instantly watch thousands of TV episodes & movies from Netflix. Instantly watch movies streaming from Netflix on your Wii console, Xbox 360. Free two week trial from Netflix.

Disney Store

125x125 Disney OutletLinks to online only deals on costumes and entertainment. Outlet store discounts. Save up to 60% on collectibles. See this weeks deals at the Disney Store

RealPlayer Plus

RealPlayer PlusIt's everything people want in a media player including; pristine audio/ video playback, built-in music store, access to worldwide radio.

Receive RealPlayer Plus free with your free 14 day SuperPass trial.

Watch TV Online with SuperPass - 14 Day Free Trial

Hollywood Mega Store

Officially licensed products include celebrities, movies, sports, NASCAR, TV, Marvel, DC Comics and much more. Largest selection of Movie Night & Hollywood Theme Party Supplies, Decor, Favors, and unique items. Very popular Hollywood Trophies.

MGM Movie Store

Official Shop of MGMShop for all of your MGM favorites at MGMStore.com - Rocky, Pink Panther, Stargate, and more! Celebrity and movie clothing, Toys & Games, Jewelry and more from MGM movie titles. Collectibles and Gifts.

Warner Bros. Store

Official Shop of Looney TunesShop at the Warner Bros. Shop: WBShop.com

Toys, games, clothing, posters and more from your favorite Warner Bros. characters like Tweety & Superman and from your favorite WB movies like Harry Potter