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The Other Woman (2009)
"Love and Other Impossible Pursuits" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama  |  28 October 2010 (Russia)
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A drama that details the story of a woman's difficult relationship with her stepson.

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Sonia (as Mona Lerche)
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Storyline

In Manhattan, twenty-two year-old Harvard lawyer Emilia Greenleaf has a crush on her boss, Jack Woolf, and they have an affair. Jack's marriage is a sham but his son, William, is his pride and joy. Emilia soon discovers she's pregnant, and Jack divorces his wife, Carolyn, in order to marry her. His son is poisoned against the partnership by his mother, and resented by his stepmother. Emilia, who has issues with her womanizer father, delivers Isabel but the baby dies. The marriage begins to suffer and William unexpectedly steps in to help. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Love makes everything possible.

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Drama

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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28 October 2010 (Russia)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,224 (USA) (4 February 2011)

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$20,585 (USA) (25 February 2011)
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Trivia

A song from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is playing when Emelia and William go to the skating rink. See more »

Goofs

William's drawing from the middle of the movie is a different one from the one showed at the end of the movie. You can clearly see that drawn William on the first drawing is more sad than the William in the other drawing. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Humor Truck (2011) See more »

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You Are Goodbye
Performed by Holly Conlan
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A sensitive and emotional journey
2 May 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a young woman who loses her newborn daughter after she gets married to a divorced lawyer.

"Love and Other Impossible Pursuits" is a beautiful and sensitive film. It depicts the psychological states of the main characters so well. From the grieving Emilia, hysterical and jealous Carolyne, the oppositional and confused William, and the stressed out Jack who is stuck in the middle. Natalie Portman plays Emilia, whose psychological state changes dramatically throughout the film. She carries her character well, as she effortlessly enact the emotional roller-coaster. The plot is engaging, interesting and human. The only problem I have is the title, "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits" sounds like a romantic comedy, which it is definitely not one; while the other title "The Other Woman" does not portray fully what the film is about either.


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