Welcome back to Movie Madness!
This week's film is a bit of a departure from my usual genre - it's a light rom-com called The Other Woman. Once again this isn't a new film, but it was a film I watched when I was on my own one Saturday night, and I was pleasantly surprised by it. It tells the story of Carly, who finds out her new seemingly perfect boyfriend is actually married. She becomes (through no fault of her own) best friends with her ex-boyfriend's wife, Kate, and together they team up with his second mistress, Amber, to plot his downfall.
You'd be right if you were thinking that this film is basically a load of brain-fluff. It is. But it's funny brain-fluff, so I didn't mind too much.
Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton work really well together, and I firmly believed in their somewhat unusual friendship. Considering the circumstances, you'd think they'd end up hating each other, but this is one of those films where friends are placed firmly above men. I especially loved Leslie Mann, and she played the slightly-weird, kooky wife perfectly - I really felt for her situation. If I found out my husband had not one mistress but several on the go at once, there's no way I would've handled the situation as well as she did.
It's a fairly straight forward plot that you don't have to think about, but the jokes were good and the chemistry between the three main actresses was fantastic. The scene where Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann run along the beach and end up fighting actually had me laughing out loud.
I also loved Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (who's also Jaime Lannister from GoT) who plays Mark in this film too - he's slick, sophisticated and does a great job of playing the nice guy when he's actually a huge douche. In some parts even I was confused about whether to feel sorry for him or not, because he did such a good job of covering his tracks and showing remorse over his serial womanising! Luckily, his true colours where eventually unveiled. The only thing I didn't like about this film is when Mark completely lost his rag at the end - I get that it's a lot to take in when your web of lies comes crashing down, but he'd been such a slick character up to that point, it seemed completely out of character for him to lose his temper. But then again, I guess he never was a nice guy!
Overall, if you're looking for something to watch when you have the girls over, or you want a light film for a Sunday night, then I'd definitely recommend this!
Have you seen The Other Woman? What did you think of it? Do you like 'light' chick-flick films or something with a bit more edge to it?
It's also day 4 of the Synthetica blog tour - don't forgot to check out today's tour hosts: The Bibliophile Chronicles and Words I Write Crazy!