Review: The Other Woman

BY Michi Jusayan

"The Other Woman"

“The Other Woman”, distributed by 20th Century Fox,  starring Leslie Mann, Kate Upton and Cameron Diaz

If I ask any of you today if you watch The Legal Wife and you say yes, it will not be a surprise for me. Heck that show has become so popular that even the rival channel has their own version via A Borrowed Wife.

If you ever wonder what the big deal about it is, but wouldn’t want to be burdened by all the heavy crying and drama, then The Other Woman is a movie that’s definitely for you. Starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton, this movie is a hilarious film about three girls who found out that they have been cheated on by one guy, played by, yes, THE Nikolaj Coster Waldau a.k.a. Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones.

Cameron Diaz stars as Carly, the hot bachelorette lawyer who drops her relationship with Mark when she meets Kate, Mark’s wife played by the very funny Leslie Mann. Kate resembles a Stepford Wife type in the movie in that she sacrificed her career and devoted all her life to make everything perfect for Mark. Thus, when she finds out that Mark has been lying to her, her world collapses and, with nowhere to turn to, resorts to being friends with her husband’s mistress, Carly. Together, Kate and Carly try to get back at Mark by following him in one of his trips, in which they meet mistress #2, Amber, played by Kate Upton. Amber is a sexy but really sweet girl who dosen’t think twice about dropping Mark and helping Kate and Carly exact their revenge when she finds out all of three of them were just being played by Mark.

At first I thought this was going to be another comedy with a very typical plot of wives getting back on their cheating husbands and fighting with the mistresses. To say I was surprised would be an understatement. This movie had me laughing the first minute it rolled! The comedic charisma of Diaz blended so well with Mann’s great talent for delivering witty one-liners. Add to that Upton’s sassy charm and this movie will make you laugh and cry at the same time. The female bond that was reflected in this movie is so refreshing and empowering. It showed the other side of women, that in which they won’t allow themselves to be victims of circumstance and choose instead to be the masters, errr mistresses, of their own fate. (#GirlPower!)

Another part of the movie to look forward to are the ladies’ very fashionable clothes, styled by no less than Patricia Field, famous for styling Carrie Bradshaw and her friends in Sex and the City, and Andy Sachs et al in The Devil Wears Prada, among others. Each individual is given a unique style, which gave an added oomph to their persona.

If you want to watch a movie that’s just light and entertaining or if you want advice on how to creatively get back on your lying and cheating boyfriends (JUST KIDDING!) , The Other Woman is the perfect movie for you and your girlfriends. Just make sure you have enough time for some coffee bonding after watching, because I’m sure you’re going to need it.

The Other Woman, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is currently showing in Philippine cinemas. 

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