The Other Woman (Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)

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  1. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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  2. Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    Will Carrie Underwood be providing the soundtrack?
     
  3. I SEE SPIDEY Registered

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    Cute idea for a film, it will probably suck though.

    I will never understand why the the woman gets more mad at the other woman when her husband or partner is the one who promised her something? Odd.
     
  4. Ajendo Registered

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    Some women are just irrational like that.
     
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    Will be seeing this just for Kate Upton's beach scene.
     
  7. Ajendo Registered

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    God, I just want to get all up in Nikki!
     
  8. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Haha, that fall out of the window had me rolling.
     
  9. Kane52630 TRAPPED IN A BEE CAGE

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    copying/pasting my review...

    Was dragged to see this after watching Captain America TWS. It's a very safe plain comedy that's pretty dumb. Shockingly enough Leslie Mann takes the pretty dumb part about the movie. Cameron Diaz was ok I guess and Kate Upton was...well...eye candy. What took me by surprise is seeing Jaime Lannister as the main male part and not only that but towards the end... he literally became a Looney Tunes character. Overall it's not so bad but it's never good at the slightest.
    5/10
     
  10. DA_Champion Registered

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    Not surprised this forum hates a chick flick, lol.

    I'm sure that many of you would rate Iron Man over Mean Girls, heck, Iron Man 2 over Dirty Dancing.
     
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    I think this review sums the movie up

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    It's hardly a "girl power feminist" movie
     
  12. Lord All Mighty

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    From what i hear it's just another dumb comedy movie, i myself don't mind them, they're the type of film i won't really pay to see in the cinema but may watch in an afternoon when it's on TV.

    [email protected] I watched Mean Girls some years ago and i remember it being awesome, there are some smart chick films like Bridesmaids, even though hero films or science fiction are going to be better regarded around these forums, when they're goodd, they're usually well regarded in general. Though i think Mean Girls is a little divisive. It's just the usual Romantic Comedy that is disliked, and it's usually in general expect for the audience that just wants to have a good time.
     
  13. DA_Champion Registered

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    Lord, there is a trickle of good chick flicks. However, the movie industry and the critic base are exceptionally patriarchal, so these won't get as much respect, and there won't be as many made.

    Go to any competent list of "the greatest movies ever" and count the fraction with female protagonists. 10% would surprise me.

    All in all, feminine movies are underrated by the system as a whole. Mean Girls as an example is completely memorized by millions of people and it, Hunger Games, and Frozen all have lower rotten tomatoes scores than captain america 2, star trek into darkness, and dark knight rises.
     
  14. scifiwolf Registered

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    Kindergarten Cop is a nonstop quote machine, too. Quality and cultural relevance don't have anything to do with the other. Especially when it comes to critics.
     
  15. Lord All Mighty

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    I don't think critics are that close minded, i think it's more of a problem with fandom, i mean, look at what people say about the Twilight movies and then look at their Rotten Tomatoes score, the critics seem to like them more than the likes of Transformers, and most of them get generally positive scores.

    It's also a problem of there not being enough female main characters or women working in the industry.
     
  16. DA_Champion Registered

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    If the movie resonates with a lot of people, then it's a good movie, period.
     
  17. DA_Champion Registered

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    There can be multiple simultaneous**problems.
     
  18. DarkSovereignty Ooga Chakka

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    I don't dislike romantic comedies because they star women. I dislike them because they're generally formulaic as sh** and are generally the exact opposite of feminist.
     
  19. Soapy Registered

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    Indeed.

    Defending terrible **** just because you want everyone to know how progressive you or whatever is pretty misguided. Whatever your agenda is, champion the good, worthwhile stuff and don't bother with the bad.
     
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    Wow. Shockingly awful movie.

    It's embarrassing to see Diaz and Mann in a film this routine, idiotic, and unfunny. (It's to their credit they enliven their roles to the best of their abilities.) Waldau does play the a**hole well, but at the end you just feel sorry for him. The women he wronged are no better than him at the end, sadly. Kate Upton is indeed great eye candy, but settle with screen caps or stills with this film. I wouldn't recommend seeing it at all.

    And sadly, the target demographic mostly ate this up. You'd figure with quality films like Frozen, Hunger Games and Divergent out there, they'd start avoiding rehashed crap like this. But no, this film will be a modest success once all is said and done.
     
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    Let's not pretend that superhero comic book movies are non formulaic.
     
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    Saw this movie last night with the wife. We enjoyed it, though the film was frustratingly schizophrenic. I was expecting a romantic comedy, buddy movie performance out of Diaz, but she played it straight. Actually, in a movie that warranted phoning-it-in to a certain extent, she brought a seriousness that caught me off guard. Reminded me of her performance in She's the One. Mann, I think, had a better grasp on the balance between the comedy and the drama in her performance, as one might expect from her. Nikolaj looked like was having some fun in the role. Though watching his nose break on the glass window was a jump-out-of-the-seat moment for both my wife and me. That is going to end up as one of my favorite gotcha moments in film, so it's weird that it comes from a movie like this. Kate, well, she's pretty to look at. Not her fault, she just wasn't given anything to test her. Though, she does strike me as sorely needing real training.

    One of the things I rather enjoyed in the film was the focus on these women building relationships with one another, rather than just a straight up revenge comedy. This is where Diaz's dramatic chops really paid off, as well as Mann's ability to weave genuine stress and heartache in and out of the silliness with great skill. Unfortunately, I felt that Kate's character gets the shaft in the script, preventing this from being a more well-balanced ensemble piece rather than the star-vehicle it turned out to be. Had she had been given her due, though, I wonder if Upton would have been up to the task. The character in Mark could have been fleshed out more, as I felt he switches back and forth from suave to schmuck with too much frequency, and no real discernible depth or rules to his personality or portrayal. Coster-Waldau didn't seem like the source of the inconstancy.

    The word for this movie really is cohesion, simply because it was needed. I'm wondering if Cassavetes was trying to make one movie, and the studio wanted another, and we ended up with this frankenfilm. I enjoyed it, but only for bits and pieces.

    2.5/5
     

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