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The Other Woman (2009)

Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (original title)
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The story of a woman dealing with her daughter's death while trying to keep her marriage and her relationship with her stepson.

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The story of a woman dealing with her daughter's death while trying to keep her marriage and her relationship with her stepson.

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Love makes everything possible.

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

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$6,224, 6 February 2011, Limited Release

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$20,585, 27 February 2011
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Jennifer Lopez was once attached to play the lead. See more »

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When snapping a picture of the newborn baby a flash can clearly be seen in the image, though no external flash is visible nor the internal flash from the Nikon camera. See more »

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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.3 (2011) See more »

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UNDERTOW
Written by Amy Poux
Performed by Love @43
Published by Amy Poux
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Soap opera on film...
14 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

Falsely advertised as a dramedy centering on the relationship between a woman and her stepson, director Don Roos has instead awkwardly mixed genres and themes confusingly, without ever getting to the point.

Nathalie Portman is stunningly beautiful but rings false as a lawyer/grieving mother. There is absolutely no chemistry with Scott Cohen, who is bland to the point of being forgettable. Most of the the actors are mailing their performances with the exception of the kid, Charlie Tahan, who is a nice surprise.

But what this film lacks most of all is a strong story. Instead, we are subjected to what looks like an amalgam of depressing vignettes from the upper middle class in America. On top of being confusing and without purpose, at no point whatsoever can you sympathize with any of the characters. Even the child is obnoxious and unlikable in any way. There are actually few comedy bit and they all fail to even make you smile.

This makes for a film that is devoid of artistic merit and entertainment value. I'll know to avoid Don Roos' work from now on....


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