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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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George
Lola Peploe ...
Eleanor
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Lisa McDonald ...
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Guy
Amanda Drew ...
Joy
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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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Trivia

Liam Neeson and Laura Linney previously played husband and wife in Kinsey (2004). See more »

Goofs

The piece of paper written end ripped by Lisa on the bed is bigger then the one inside the red shoe. See more »

Quotes

Abigail: [answering phone] Hello? Dad?
Peter: Listen, can I talk to you?
Abigail: Yeah. Just talk dad, it's what people do on phones.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode #24.2 (2009) See more »

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Adultery and Triangle of Love
27 June 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Cambridge, the software engineer Peter (Liam Neeson) and the shoe designer Lisa (Laura Linney) are successful in their careers and have been happily married for twenty-five years. They have an adult daughter, Abigail (Romola Garai), and Lisa frequently travels to Milano to do business with the Gianni & Gianni Company. When Lisa is gone, Peter finds a message in her cellular and decides to snoop her e-mails and discovers in a secret folder named Love that she had a lover, Ralph (Antonio Banderas). Peter travels to Milano and stalks Ralph; he finds that the man plays chest in a bar. Peter gets close to Ralph that tells his relationship with Lisa without knowing that he is her husband.

"The Other Man" is an engaging romance about adultery and triangle of love among the husband, the wife and her lover. The story is supported by the excellent Liam Neeson, Laura Linney and Antonio Banderas but unfortunately the suspenseful screenplay has a disappointing conclusion. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Amante" ("The Lover")


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