Posted by: koolcampus | April 29, 2014

“THE OTHER WOMEN” PREVIEW. Hell hath no Fury like a Woman Scorned.

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“THE OTHER WOMAN” PRESS REVIEW

You can brand this as a woman’s story or a chick flick, but this one begs to take you one step further.

In life, despite whatever complacencies you may have, the unexpected always happens.

Just when you think you are going to have an unmarried life of conjugal bliss, this one explores the grim subject of unfaithful spouses with devious roving eyes. Female included, of course.

Question is, when you discover your faithful boyfriend/husband Mark King (Nikolaj Coster Waldau) is cheating on you big time, what would you do?

The story ambles along like this:

One horrible day, upon discovering her boyfriend is not single but is legally married, a tough cookie Carly (Cameron Diaz) is forced to get her love life back on track. She does not want to be a third party.

Then she accidentally stumbles upon the pretty, but mad-as-a-hatter wife called Kate (Leslie Mann) and the most unlikely thing happens.

Both of them have so much in common and become bosom buddies.

That is to say, her sworn enemy is now her greatest friend.

When another affair is uncovered, this time with a boobsy airhead called Amber (Kate Upton), all three women swear to exact their revenge on their cheating paramor. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, eh?

But of course, there are a whole lot more female sexual hopefuls on the line-up.

No, this is certainly not a very original plot, this comedy bowls us due to the camaraderie among the female leads.

Most refreshingly is, this is a film about women teaming up, rather than tearing at one another.

Inhale, it is a breath of fresh air. 

Infidelity is a hurtful element, and despite whatever funny escapades, this one has a stern reminder.

There are ridiculous moments such as Kate’s humongous dog takes a humongous dump on Carly’s expensive hardwood floor.

And another where Carly slips a laxative in Mark’s drink so that he has a farty bathroom accident in a plush restaurant.

Then Kate puts feminine hormones in his morning smoothie, causing him to grow breasts.

 This is a movie you either love or loathe.

As for this Reviewer, he finds the narrative refreshing after a heavy diet of CGI movies and sneering demons  flicks that have been inundating the cinemas since the beginning of this year.

You make  your choice.

RATING: 3 out of 5

 

THE OTHER WOMAN (FOX)
Local Release: 1st May 2014

Director: Nick Cassavetes
Written by: Melissa Stack
Producers: Donal J. Lee Jr. & Julie Yorn
Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Nicki Minaj & Don Johnson

Genre: Comedy

Distributed by : 20th Century Fox & Fox Malaysia


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