What happens when your gorgeous and successful husband’s mistress knocks on your door? Everybody knows the mistress becomes a sworn enemy and that the husband is immediately dubbed a cheating pig, but what if something else happened? What if the women instead became bonded together as victims of the same sly fox, and bound to their mutual secrecy in the start of revenge? The Other Woman kicks things up a notch by pushing the bounds of reality and showcasing friendship around an irrevocable experience.
The all-star cast of Leslie Mann as suburban housewife Kate King, Cameron Diaz as city-girl lawyer Carly, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as cheater Mark King, and Taylor Kinney as Kate’s resourceful brother Phil led newcomers Kate Upton as Mark’s additional fling Amber, and Nicki Minaj as Carly’s sassy receptionist. The chemistry among the cast is loving and playful, yet sexy and edgy. With some of Mann’s most recent projects, she has been demonstrating a well seasoned ability to showcase raw emotion in the most mesmerizing way. The premise of The Other Woman could be called a grown-up version of John Tucker Must Die, but the addition of authenticity set the story apart as a film and not just a movie.
I was invited to a press screening of this film. All opinions are 100% mine.