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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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... Lisa
... Rafe
... Peter
... Abigail
Abigail Canton ... Designer
... Vera
... Ralph
... George
Lola Peploe ... Eleanor
... Shop Assistant
Richard Graham ... Eric
Lisa McDonald ... Receptionist
... Gail
... 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? See more »


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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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A másik férfi  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Laura Linney replaced Juliette Binoche. See more »

Goofs

When Abigail jumps into the cab she just tells the driver "Aeroporto" but there are 2 airports serving Milano: Malpensa and Linate. See more »

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Peter: Do we have a problem?
Lisa: Of course we don't have a problem.
Peter: Is that the problem?
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode #24.2 (2009) See more »

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Great cast, interesting premise, terrible direction
29 August 2009 | by See 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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