The Other Woman (2011)

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The Other Woman follows a mistress turned wife and her contentious relationship with her new stepson. It’s sad, then…

Happy!

Not to be confused with the other The Other Woman, which is an Eli Roth produced horror film about a scorned mistress who sends a videotape later to… I don’t know, be crazy? Women be always doin stuff an I don’t like it.

So in this The Other Woman, Natalie Portman plays Emilia Greenleaf, a lawyer who woos away her boss from his wife. Not all is perfect though, as she has to deal with the ex-wife, who isn’t all that happy about her, and she has to find a way to be a stepmom to the boy, which is especially difficult after she loses her own baby, which, if you watch the trailer, may be because she rolls over on him sleeping. Here’s how the racist detective treats the white lady when this happens: “Oh ma’am, I am so sorry, is there anything I can do for you? Here’s a tissue.” And here’s how he treats the black lady when this happens: “Sure, you ‘rolled over on him.’ Book her, Dano.”

You didn’t think this would get to be such an after school special, did you?

The Scoop

Apparently, Natalie Portman is being punished (rightfully) for getting pregnant and engaged. And after showing us this:

Do you see that ass? That ass dies with the birth of a child. It will never be the same. There just aren’t enough perfect, Kosher asses in the world. Why ruin one of the best?

Anyways, the punishment is that the film is being released On Demand on January 1, 2011, but it will have a limited release in theaters on February 4. The film doesn’t even look half bad. It was written and directed by Don Roos, who wrote Marley & Me, which made everyone except for Canadians cry, cause they’re cold hearted bastards, and he made Bounce (meh) and Happy Endings, which I never saw, but based on the title have to assume ended reasonably well.

Release Date

January 1, 2011 on demand.
February 4, 2011 in limited theaters.

Who’s In It?

Natalie Portman … Emilia Greenleaf
Lisa Kudrow … Carolyne
Daisy Tahan … Emma
Lauren Ambrose … Mindy

Related Movies

Bounce, Happy Endings, other uplifting films about dead babies (Look Who’s Talking?)

What’s Good About It?

Natalie Portman in what will be known as a film from her pre-pregnant phase. That phase being the one where she was still hot, or shall I say… doable?

What’s Bad About It?

Too much crying in the trailer. They should take a hint from the Your Highness trailer and put her in a thong.

Our Clever Prediction

It’s gotta be a stinker to be going straight to On Demand. I hope the film ends with her husband leaving her for a younger woman. And then she sleeps with her stepson.

What? It DOES sound interesting. I’d call her mommy.

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