The Other Woman (2014)

| May 16, 2014

Ladies, grab your girls and get to the theater to see The Other Woman.  This is a must see for all women as it demonstrates how we should treat each other.  Women need to be respectful of one another regardless if they’ve met or not.  In the case of this film, it’s shown both ways.

Leslie Mann (Knocked Up, This is 40) plays Kate King, a married woman who one evening opens the door to find Carly, played by Cameron Diaz (The Holiday, Shrek, There’s Something About Mary), asking for Mark King (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) while wearing a seductive outfit, leading to the discovery that her husband is cheating.  Carly is a strong woman, and as any woman who discovers that the man they’ve been seeing is married, she cuts off all communication with Mark, although not as easily as she’d like  Kate tracks down Carly, not to have it out with her, but to seek comfort, answers and friendship.  Carly fights off the friendship until eventually their bond is unbreakable.

When Kate discovers that there’s another woman Mark is sleeping with, she and Carly get stealthy and follow him to the beach to catch him in the act.  The ladies stay with Kate’s brother Phil, played by the handsome Taylor Kinney (Chicago Fire), and welcome the second mistress to the team, Amber, played by Kate Upton.  With this trio, the three women decide to get even with Mark in a series of hilarious tactics: no more sex, female growth hormones, a large amount of laxatives, Nair in the shampoo, etc.

Where this film sets you straight on how women should NOT be treating other women is when Nicki Minaj comes into play.  She plays Lydia, Carly’s assistant.  When Lydia learns that Carly’s dream guy was married she implies that Carly should have gotten into a fight with the wife to steal her husband.  That kind of thinking is tearing down women empowerment, but what makes it okay in the film is when Carly dismisses the idea as beneath her.  That’s what makes The Other Woman a must see for all women.  It shows women how to be strong and independent and that your friendships with other women are important.

The Other Woman, directed by Nick Cassavetes, is in theaters now.  Seriously.  Get your girlfiends, your mothers, your cousins, your daughters and your neighbors together and be ready to laugh out loud.  You don’t want to miss seeing The Other Woman.

About the Author:

Jessica is a writer and screenwriter living in the Chicagoland area. Having graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a Bachelor's in Film/Video Screenwriting, Jessica's goal is to have an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay by the 100th annual awards.
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