"Cheating Husband Gets His Comeuppance"
THE OTHER WOMAN is a wacky comedy about a woman who finds out the man’s she loves is actually married and cheating on both her and his wife with a younger woman. THE OTHER WOMAN has some funny, uplifting moments, but there’s a lot of foul language and some crude content, with no biblical foundation, so extreme caution is necessary.
The movie stars Cameron Diaz as Carly, a professional woman in a serious relationship with a professional guy named Mark. One night, Carly decides to surprise Mark and go over to his house, only to discover that Mark has a wife, Kate. Carly doesn’t want to break up any marriage, so she clumsily tries to make Kate believe that she had the wrong address.
However, Kate’s not buying it, and she secretly tracks Carly down using Carly’s phone number on Mark’s cell phone. Carly is surprised to find Kate showing up at her office. Kate angrily and comically confronts Carly, but Carly convinces her that she didn’t know Mark was married and intends to immediately break off her relationship with Mark. Carly thinks she’s gotten rid of Kate, but Kate keeps showing up because she has no one else she can talk to about the complex feelings she has after learning that her beloved husband is cheating on her.
In a comical twist, the two become fast friends. Eventually, however, they discover that Mark is cheating on them both with another, much younger woman, who looks like a supermodel, with a buxom figure to boot. They decide to alert the younger woman about what’s been happening. The three of them soon concoct a plan to get back at Mark, who’s also been secretly embezzling money from the tech company where he works.
As noted above, THE OTHER WOMAN has some pretty funny moments. Cameron Diaz and Leslie Man are a real hoot as the mistress and the wife. However, not every scene works well, especially one scene at the end where Mark unrealistically seriously hurts his nose twice by breaking some glass with his head. In fact, the whole ending could be stronger and funnier.
Also, other than the idea that cheating on one’s wife or girlfriend is a pretty bad thing to do, the movie otherwise has no really strong moral, biblical, or spiritual foundation. Thus, there’s a lot of PG-13 foul language in THE OTHER WOMAN, as well as some strong sexual references and brief toilet humor. So, extreme caution is advised.
(B, PaPa, Ho, LLL, VV, SS, N, AA, D, M) Light moral worldview with cheating married man getting his comeuppance at the hands of his wife and two girlfriends, mitigated by some strong pagan attitudes (especially about premarital sex), plus brief homosexual content when a man wearing a dress appears at a bar; at least 42 obscenities, one strong Jesus profanity, 15 light profanities, plus large dog defecates on plywood floor, and man given a massive amount of laxative, which results in some other toilet humor; strong allegedly comic violence at end of movie where villain severely and accidentally cuts his nose on glass and does further damage when he walks through a glass wall leading to a small conference or meeting room, plus some light slapstick violence, such as several pratfalls, woman accidentally falls from a second story window through a portcullis roof, and drunken woman refuses to be put into a car to take her home; strong sexual content includes lightly depicted fornication, implied fornication, crude talk about sex, man cheats on his wife and mistresses, minor cross-dressing character in one scene; no explicit nudity, but some upper male nudity and women in skimpy bikinis; alcohol use and drunkenness; smoking but no drugs; and, lying, embezzlement, fraud, and some understandable revengeful attitudes by the women man two-timed.
THE OTHER WOMAN stars Cameron Diaz as Carly, a professional woman in a serious relationship with a businessman named Mark. One night, Carly surprises Mark at his house, only to discover Mark has a wife, Kate. Carly doesn’t want to break up any marriage, so she clumsily tries to make Kate believe she had the wrong address. Kate’s not buying it. She secretly tracks Carly down using Carly’s phone number on Mark’s cell phone. Carly convinces Kate she didn’t know Mark was married and intends to break off their relationship. Eventually, they comically team up with another of Mark’s girlfriends to give Mark his comeuppance.
THE OTHER WOMAN has some funny moments. Cameron Diaz and Leslie Man are a hoot as the mistress and the wife. However, not every scene works well. Also, other than the idea that cheating on one’s wife is pretty bad, the movie has no strong moral, biblical, or spiritual foundation. Thus, there’s a lot of PG-13 foul language in THE OTHER WOMAN, as well as strong sexual references and brief toilet humor. So, extreme caution is advised.