The Other Woman (2014) / romantic comedy
Directed by Nick Cassavetes
Written by Melissa Stack
Produced by Julie Yorn
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kate Upton, Taylor Kinney, Nicki Minaj, Don Johnson, David Thornton, Victor Cruz
Mindless chick flick!
Carly (Cameron Diaz) has just started a relationship with Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). He is just about to meet her dad Frank (Don Johnson) for the first time, when Mark cancels and Carly gets really upset. After dad-daughter talk, she goes over to his house wearing a sexy outfit but surprise, surprise. Carly is horrified to meet Kate (Leslie Mann) who introduces herself as Mark's wife. Despite the problems, the two women end up bonding and forming an unlikely friendship. When Kate discovers that Mark is still seeing someone on the side, she initially believes that it is Carly but she and Carly eventually discover that Mark is seeing a third woman, a young woman named Amber (Kate Upton). Women come together and decide to have some fun with the cheater.
Film with not the best writing and plotline, totally predictable and unoriginal but still entertaining. There are two things the movie does really well. It makes you laugh (for once cheap jokes are working in many cases) and the girls are just likeable enough to follow their stories. It's also dynamic and surprisingly enjoyable even though entirely pointless and quite horrible if you look at it with more critical mind (cliché drama, superficial, etc.). Acting was solid but Leslie Mann was the shining star of the movie for sure. 3-/5