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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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17 Photos of Isabel  »

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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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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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Sympathy For The Other Woman?
2 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

Don Roos's 'Happy Endings' and 'The Opposite of Sex' are among my favourite movies and his 'Web Therapy' is one of my favourite series. Thus, I was quite excited about 'Love and Other Impossible Pursuits' despite the negative reviews. Sadly this one does not match up even close to any of Roos's previous works. The major fault lies in the writing, especially the characterization. Portman's Emilia is a cardboard of a woman going through the loss of her child and is bitter towards everyone around her. Cohen's Jack is the typical husband who's holding it together and Kudrow's Carolyne is the clichéd bitchy ex-wife. Because of the lack of dimension in character, it's hard to judge the acting.

However, I'd say the actors did the best with what they're given. The best acting moment is the final sequence between Kudrow and Portman (that takes place in Carolyne's office). Here Kudrow, in a wonderfully subtle way, displays layers of emotions and Portman's reaction is good. The other actors don't get much scope except Charlie Tahan who is quite alright.

The movie has a polished look to it. The cinematography is good but the score is very intrusive and adds a feel of melodrama almost like a fluffy TV movie.

I haven't read the book and so I cannot tell what Roos took from the book. But he is a talented writer and filmmaker so hope his next venture come close to the aforementioned examples.


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