Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Other Woman - I Only Liked The Other Woman...No, The Other Other Woman....

Before watching this movie, all I knew was that Nicki Minaj was going to be in this movie. Pretty much.

To be honest, Nicki Minaj did better than some of the other actresses in this movie.

The Other Woman tells the story of Carly Whitten, played by Cameron Diaz, a lawyer who falls in love with Mark King, played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. However, Carly finds out that Mark is married to Kate King, played by Leslie Mann. Then, the two women go on an adventure to get back at Mark.

The comedy in this movie was a huge plus. I guess that's the only real plus in this movie. From the drunken scenes to the comments about age affecting women, a lot of the comedy in this movie got me laughing at loud. The team of Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann really did work together.

Now: for the criticism.

Kate Upton is only there in the movie for the boobs pretty much. A lot of us guys loved seeing Kate Upton when she came out, primarily because she is Kate Upton. Not for any real acting role that she may or may not have had in this movie.

Similarly, Nicki Minaj was kind of annoying at times, but I felt like she played her role, probably better than Kate Upton did as an actress.

The whole plot was both interesting and hollow. I could see why the mistress and the wife would team up. It seemed interesting to me how that would work out. However, I do notice the hollowness in these characters. For example, Kate's brother having a thing for Carly is definitely not appealing, given that she slept with Mark. Also, it seems too simple how this whole team of people gather up with their main agenda to target Mark.

The Other Woman is definitely a good laugh but nothing past that.

I give this movie a 3/5.

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