Over this past weekend my wife and I watched The Other Woman , with Natalie Portman and Lisa Kudrow . It wasn’t too bad for a drama, but it somehow felt incomplete. The basic plot was a girl ( Emilia ) works at a law firm, notices a guy, blah, blah, they go on a trip, blah, blah, they hook up and then he divorces his wife (Carolyn) takes his son and marries her, blah, blah, they have a baby girl that dies 3 days later, blah, blah, divorce again, first ex-wife marries another guy, and I’m not sure if Portman ends up married again or not. Mind you this story was not told sequentially, it was middle, flash back, middle later, flash back, ending. I thought everyone did a realistic job acting and the story was certainly a drama…but again something was missing. Deep Thought: If relationships are sought after for their intimacy, why does the movie industry constantly release movies where people aren’t intimate (i.e. open) with one another until its to late? Is this common in society? Is art imitating life? Or is life imitating art? Likes: Natalie Portman,”office party” mentality (“we’re only supposed to stay for awhile then leave, since we’re not on staff”), Diarrhea Hummus Dislikes: Married people not sharing their thoughts with one another, the argument over her dad’s past in front of her younger step son (there is a better place for this…but its a drama its supposed to be here) I’ll give it a 5/10, just another movie with a lesson.
Movie: The Other Woman