THE OTHER WOMAN DVD (2014)
SYNOPSIS: New York attorney Carly Whitten is nobody's fool. So when she accidentally discovers that her too-good-to-be-true boyfriend Mark is married, she's less than thrilled. Not only that, she and Mark's wife Kate learn about yet another mistress! Before long, however the betrayed beauties become unlikely pals who decide to teach their three-timing man a lesson. The more the trio learns about Mark, the worse he seems and the more fun they have without him!
If you have no qualms believing Cameron Diaz as an attorney and rapper Nicki Minaji as her colourful dressed personal assistant then you will have no problem enjoying this comedy about three women ganging up to deal with a cheating man.
Ditching his usual preference for serious, gloomy dramas (The Notebook, My Sister’s Keeper), Nick Cassavetes takes the helm and to a certain extent, the movie is nothing memorable but serves as a stylistically shot comedy aimed at the female demographics to pass the night.
Upon knowing his husband, Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game of Thrones) is cheating on her, Kate (Mann) decides to seek out Mark’s girlfriend, Carly (Diaz) to find out the truth behind her husband’s cheating. The unlikely duo starts to bond and eventually they discover Mark is not just cheating on both of them but also involved in a major scam as well.
Primarily, Leslie Mann (This is 40) is the one supplying all the goofy and silly moments here while Cameron Diaz on the other hand plays a more rational character. Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton joins the fun as one of Mark’s girlfriends. She ultimately has the least screentime and mostly sidelined as a dialogue-free, smiling character. At least she looks cute and beautiful if you know what I mean. Mann’s screwball comic timing is definitely gold and of course the lady managed to salvage the entire movie from sinking into oblivion.
Diaz is believable enough as a classy attorney working in New York and the comforting reason is both Diaz and Mann shares a sizzling chemistry which makes it at least watchable. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau probably makes good use of his break from filming Game of Thrones. He gets paid to dress well, romance a lot of babes and even gets to drive a baby blue Maserati around Manhattan. Best job in the world I would say.
Oh well this is not the best drama/comedy on cheating spouse. Girls just wanna have fun in the end and The Other Woman is clearly a chick flick to celebrate the occasion.
Watch the cast having a lot of fun fumbling their lines in Gag Reel. Leslie Mann and Cameron just can’t stop laughing in Giggle Fit. A Still Gallery is also provided.
Visual images and colours are solid and brimming while the 5.1 audio track is clear and crisp.
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Review by Linus Tee