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The Other Woman (2014)

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Critic Consensus: The Other Woman definitely boasts a talented pedigree, but all that skill is never fully brought to bear on a story that settles for cheap laughs instead of reaching its empowering potential.

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After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman (Cameron Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he's been cheating on (Leslie Mann), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered (Kate Upton), all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB. (c) Sony

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Cast

Víctor Cruz
as Fernando
Olivia Culpo
as Raven-Haired Beauty
John "B.J." Bryant
as Security Guard
Chelsea Turnbo
as Receptionist
Brooke Stacy Mills
as Woman at Deli
Raushanna Simmons
as Woman Buying Coffee
Cheryl Horne
as Woman in Restroom
Virginia Cassavetes
as Legal Secretary
Nancy DeMayo
as Legal Secretary
Nina Barry
as Legal Secretary
Zac LaRoc
as Bartender
Daniel Reton
as Investor
Tony Costa
as Investor
Alex Stebbins
as Hot Girl at Bar
Sarah Tymon
as Sarah the Waitress
Jude Donnelly
as Tow Truck Driver
Cucu Diamantes
as Band Singer
Andrés Levin
as Guitar Player
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Critic Reviews for The Other Woman

All Critics (148) | Top Critics (35)

What begins as a smoothly oiled romantic comedy quickly morphs into a clattery, grinding screwball contrivance.

Full Review… | May 5, 2014
New Yorker
Top Critic

The vapid story -- and its intended humor -- meanders and loses its way in predictable sit-com style.

Full Review… | April 28, 2014
USA Today
Top Critic

For all its faults, there is a kind of genius in the way that it takes the rom-com raison d'etre - the desire to see two lovable people fall in love with each other - and diverts it for its own purposes.

Full Review… | April 27, 2014
Salon.com
Top Critic

You can't shake the feeling that in a just world, all these women - even Kate Upton - would have better material than this.

Full Review… | April 25, 2014
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Brutal.

April 25, 2014
Richard Roeper.com
Top Critic

No one knows which takes are funny and which aren't. More than once, all three women, especially poor Upton, are caught looking like they don't know what they're doing.

Full Review… | April 25, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Other Woman

½

Do you want to see a cheating, lying, smug s.o.b. get his just desserts? Get what's coming to him? Want him to hurt bad enough to taste it? Well apparently there's a market out there for those with lingering vitrol issues: let's pay money to see a swaggering nincompoop get what's coming to him, and this film is here to cater to that market (although I can't determine which is worst, that there is such a market or that someone caters it, like a hot dog vendor at the guillotine of French Revolution fame: "Get yer hot dogs! C'mon, you know yer hungry! Enjoy life a little! Get yer hot dogs!") Leslie Mann plays the primary wronged party with ditzy glee, the light of the piece. Cameron Diaz plays the brains of the operation with steady cool (a signpost in her career: she's graduated to brains. She used to be either the ditz or the cheese). And a popular model Kate Upton plays the cheese appropriately.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Definitely weaker than I expected, but worth at least one watch. Was it just me, or should whoever did the wardrobe have been sacked? Cameron Diaz in particular looked awful in most of the outfits. It was like they were going for wealthy, middle aged frump, when she was meant to be a successful and attractive career woman. The young mistress also liked pretty dowdy and even dumpy in most of her outfits. Well, probably says a lot about the story if I noticed the clothes so much. The story is pretty basic - the wife and two mistresses (one of whom didn't realise the guy was married) find out about each other, and rather than get in a cat fight, they become friends and set out to punish the womaniser. It should have been funnier than it was, though it had a few moments. The scene in the office with the blood and the smashed window felt like too much and not believable. Glad I finally saw it, but was expecting it to be better.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

It delivers what you would expect, an amusing Rom-com that delivers a few laughs. Enjoy it for what it is, nothing more!

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