Director: Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook, My Sister’s Keeper, John Q)
Screenplay: Melissa Stack
Producers: Julie Yorn
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Don Johnson, Taylor Kinney, Nicki Minaj
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running time: 109 min.
The DNA of The Other Woman is familiar: three women team up to wreak revenge on cheating men. It’s a little First Wives Club and that’s not really a bad thing considering most movies about cheating have the women fighting each other over some lying sack of shit. That wasn’t the case in Wives Club e and it’s definitely not the case here.
Leslie Mann stars as Kate King, a happily married woman who gave up her career to support that of her husband Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). In the opening scenes, she comes across as the typical type of character Mann so often plays: sweet, charming and gullible. She’s blissfully clueless that her husband is cheating on her until she gets a visit from Mark’s girlfriend Carly (Cameron Diaz), a smart, straight shooting power attorney who decides to surprise the apparent man of her dreams by showing up at his home unannounced only to find herself face to face with a woman claiming to be her prince charming’s wife.