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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Emilia Greenleaf
... Jack
... Carolyn
... William
... Mindy
... Sheldon
... Laura
... Sonia (as Mona Lerche)
... Simon
Kendra Kassebaum ... Sharlese
... Pia
... Marilyn
... Jaime Brennan
... Businessman
Laura Odeh ... Waitress
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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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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 USA:

$6,224, 6 February 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,585, 27 February 2011
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Trivia

Scott Cohen plays a character with the last name Wolfe. He also plays a character named Wolf and also acts like one in the mini tv show The 10th Kingdom. See more »

Goofs

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
Courtesy of Amy Poux
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A sensitive and emotional journey
2 May 2011 | by 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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