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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.

Director:

Richard Eyre

Writers:

Richard Eyre (screenplay), Charles Wood (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Linney ... Lisa
Antonio Banderas ... Rafe
Liam Neeson ... Peter
Romola Garai ... Abigail
Abigail Canton Abigail Canton ... Designer
Pam Ferris ... Vera
Paterson Joseph ... Ralph
Craig Parkinson ... George
Lola Peploe Lola Peploe ... Eleanor
Sophie Wu ... Shop Assistant
Richard Graham ... Eric
Lisa McDonald Lisa McDonald ... Receptionist
Emma Fielding ... Gail
Paul Ritter ... Guy
Amanda Drew Amanda Drew ... Joy
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

What if the one thing you cherished, you lived for, vanished. How much would you risk? How far would you go? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A másik férfi See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,909, 13 September 2009

Gross USA:

$149,528

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,148,511
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rainmark Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Laura Linney replaced Juliette Binoche. See more »

Goofs

Antonio Banderas' character runs past a public square where a man is sitting with luggage and a red jacket slung over the backpack, a second later Liam Neeson's character passes the same man who is now wearing the jacket but is in the same position. See more »

Quotes

Peter: Do we have a problem?
Lisa: Of course we don't have a problem.
Peter: Is that the problem?
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Episode #24.2 (2009) See more »

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Great cast, interesting premise, terrible direction
29 August 2009 | by imdbblSee all my reviews

Liam Neeson plays Peter, the husband of a famous shoe designer named Lisa(Laura Linney). After some suspicions Peter realizes that his wife hasn't been faithful and when he finds the address of Ralf(Antonio Banderas), the man his wife cheated on him with, he travels to Italy to confront him. When I saw the trailer for The Other Man, I immediately thought the film had a great premise; a man finds out that his wife has been cheating on him and then he tries to track down this man and execute some kind of revenge. That is what you get from the trailer, however, the trailer is incredibly misleading, the story doesn't pan out like that. Not even close. But what really ruined this movie for me, was the direction. Most of the scenes seemed glued together. You're watching a scene and all of a sudden you're watching something completely different and you're left wondering if you missed the last 10 minutes of the film. The reason why the film is like that, is because the director introduced a twist near the end but, until that moment, nothing makes sense, and when the reveal finally comes, it's a terrible letdown. This premise and cast on someone's else hands could have been something great. Unfortunately, all Richard Eyre's was able to do, was a boring and poorly executed movie.

5/10


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