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The Other Man (2008)

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The story of a husband who suspects his wife of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man in her life.

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Ralph
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In Cambridge, software engineer Peter (Liam Neeson) and shoe designer Lisa are successful in their careers and have been happily married for twenty-five years. They have an adult daughter, Abigail, and Lisa frequently travels to Milano to do business with the Gianni & Gianni Company. When Lisa is gone, Peter finds a message in her cell phone and decides to snoop her e-mails and discovers in a secret folder named Love that she had a lover, Ralph. Peter travels to Milano and stalks Ralph; he finds that the man plays chess in a bar. Peter gets close to Ralph and discusses his relationship with Lisa without knowing that he is her husband. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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shoes | e mail | love | chess | adultery | See All (59) »

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Is knowing the truth worth living a lie?


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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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27 May 2009 (France)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Liam Neeson and Laura Linney previously played husband and wife in Kinsey (2004). They also both starred in Love Actually (2003), although their characters never met on screen. See more »

Goofs

Sitting on a bench in St. Pancras station at the end of the film we hear over the tannoy that the train to Cambridge is to depart from platform 7. Trains to Cambridge don't run from St. Pancras but from nearby Kings Cross. See more »

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Rafe: I enjoy London.New York, never had much time to get to know Australia, but I have, as it were, circulated everywhere civilized.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode #24.2 (2009) See more »

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Real life emotions, real life pace, captivating
7 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

Skipping through reviews before watching this film, I nearly decided to give it a miss. But I found out it was a miss for those negative reviewers who didn't get it. It's a hit, for me anyway.

It's gutsy, deals with real emotions colouring them in hither and thither as the scenes flick by in a non linear time line. That may sound like it's complex - it isn't. You are taken on a journey focusing on Peter, his wife being the essential background to the story, with his wife's lover the foil on which they both tread.

If you're looking for a stereotypical Hollywood scorned husband movie, move along, you'll find no joy here. This is real life in content, pace and dialogue. It's not boring, its not slow and it is captivating. I dare any man who has been cheated on by the love of their life not to be deeply moved by this film. The same probably goes for women. As the story unfolds, there's another group of people that will be moved, and that's for you to discover.

The ending is how it should be given the subject matter - some level of completion. And there's plenty to talk about afterwards. I'd love to say more but that would be giving away too much.

Great acting by all, though Liam Neeson has, and holds firmly, the centre stage.

I give this a low end of 9/10 if that's possible. Enjoy!


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