The Other Woman

the other woman

Here’s one that threw me for a loop! The previews for The Other Woman just looked so dumb and unrealistic. I mean seriously a wife becoming friends with her husband’s mistress? Really? But this movie surprised me being charming and surprisingly funny! Seriously. Just bear with me for a minute.

The Other Woman stars Cameron Diaz (Bad Teacher, The Sherk series, What Happens in Vegas)  playing Carly Whitten a hard working lawyer who thinks she’s finally found her knight in shining armor in Mark King; Nikolaj Costar-Waldau (Game of Thrones, Oblivion, Mama). However reality hits hard when she visits his home with the intention of a sexy surprise only to find he’s married to Kate King played humorously by Leslie Mann (This is 40, The Change-Up, Rio). Soon after Kate tracks Carly down wanting answers that somehow turns into a weird friendship which only gets weirder when they find Mark’s mistress number 3 by the name of  Amber played by Kate Upton (The Three Stooges, Tower Heist) and they invite her into their  inner circle of women scorned.

So these three women find each other after getting played by the same SOB and what you think they sit around drinking Cosmo’s crying to each other about how much men suck? Of course not. Though woman would still pay to watch that if that had been the movie. No, they get even of course! Little pranks like laxatives mixed into his drinks, Nair in his shampoo stuff like that. And the outcomes and the reactions are all comedy gold.

What surprised me about this movie was the empowering message it gave, with Kate struggling to deal with the fact that her husband was a lying scoundrel, and how no matter how bad it gets we girls always got each other’s back. Yay girl power! And it wasn’t just the same repeated make the man look like a douche joke over and over. But the most surprsing part of this movie is Mark’s ultimate move of scoundralism just making him the lowest of the low. Ha, I just made up a new word.

Nicki Minaj makes an acting debut in this movie as Lydia Carly’s assistant…and you thought it couldn’t get any weirder.

The Other Woman didn’t do so well on Rotten Tomatoes, 25% rotten. Aww shucks.

PG-13 for sexual references and language.

Surprisingly I enjoyed it. Those romantic comedies are always so cliché, you know, but this one was a lot of fun. Absolutely perfect for a girls night out. Just don’t forget the daiquiris and make mine a strawberry.