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Other Woman (2011)

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A movie directed by Don Roos

Director Don Roos (Happy Endings) and actress Natalie Portman (Black Swan) turn to Ayelet Waldman's novel for a fresh take on the other-woman melodrama. In adaptingLove and Other Impossible Pursuits, Roos starts after the affair and the marriage between … see full wiki

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Director: Don Roos
1 review about Other Woman (2011)

Complex and compelling characters

  • May 26, 2011
Rating:
+3
I'm sick of dramas that portray family life with the same Hollywood cliches. In that respect, The Other Woman is a relief. Natalie Portman plays a young lawyer who has an affair with and eventually marries an older partner. She inherits his son William, who is somewhat difficult to get along with to say the least. What I really appreciate is that the movie doesn't shy away from presenting a messy, complicated - and realistic - family life. None of the characters are perfect, but none of them are wholly evil either. There are no villains or heros. Natalie Portman's acting is spot on, with a mix of emotional wreck and sassiness. Charlie Tahan also does a great job with William as the aloof but lovable child. I don't usually go for these types of dramas, but this one is executed well enough to make it worth checking out.

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