The Other Woman | Film review – Glossy female revenge comedy proves a waste of Diaz and Mann’s comic gifts


Hotshot New York lawyer Carly (Cameron Diaz) unexpectedly befriends ditsy suburban housewife Kate (Leslie Mann) after learning that her handsome new boyfriend Mark (Game of Thrones’ Nicolaj Coster-Waldau) is actually Kate’s unfaithful husband in The Other Woman. Bonding over their mutual betrayal, the pair recruit another of Mark’s mistresses, Kate Upton’s voluptuous bimbo Amber, and concoct a plot to ensure the cheating womaniser gets his comeuppance. This could have been a crowd-pleasing tale of female solidarity and revenge along the lines of Nine to Five. Instead, thanks to tissue-thin characters, lame slapstick and excrementally bad gross-out comedy, it proves to be a glossy mess – and a waste of Diaz and Mann’s comic gifts.


Certificate 12. Runtime 105 mins. Director Nick Cassavetes.

Released on Blu-ray & DVD by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.


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