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Natalie Portman (BLACK SWAN, STAR WARS) lights up the screen in this frank, funny, and heart-wrenching adaptation of bestselling author Ayelet Waldman's novel about life, loss, and family, "LOVE AND OTHER IMPOSSIBLE PURSUITS." Emilia (Portman) is a Harvard law school graduate and a newlywed, having just married Jack (Scott Cohen, THE UNDERSTUDY), a high-powered New York lawyer, who was her boss - and married - when she began working at his law firm. Unfortunately, her life takes an unexpected turn when Jack and Emilia lose their newborn daughter. Emilia struggles through her… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 39%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a kind of unofficial sequel or sibling, three decades later, to Robert Benton's Oscar-winning Kramer vs. Kramer."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"Soap opera for the bourgeoisie, The Other Woman is the kind of movie Lifetime audiences would gush over as sensitive and wise."
‑ Kathleen Murphy, MSN Movies
"although it is a little more glossy than the novel it is based on, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits is a mature and thoughtful look at the dynamics of the 21st-century family unit."
‑ James Luxford, The National
"For a picture that really isn't much more than a high-toned soap opera...surprisingly effective."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"The film tacks on a lot of issues and then it never quite follows any of them through."
‑ Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Ebert Presents At The Movies
"Often mistakes hollow hysterics for gripping drama."
‑ William Goss, Film.com
"Natalie Portman may have the black swan and the white swan down, but she's still working on the gray."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"a picture that doesn't know itself: vague whenever it needs to be specific, bloats whenever it needs to trim."
‑ Nathaniel Rogers, Film Experience
"Resembles a number of recent Woody Allen pictures, except without the quality of jokes that leaven even Allen's worst explorations of this turf."
‑ Andy Klein, Christian Science Monitor
"As good as it is at times, The Other Woman never nears greatness; it lacks the mettle and focus to push beyond well-groomed melodrama."
‑ Jesse Cataldo, Slant Magazine
"One of the bigger challenges in Natalie Portman's career, and she responds with sublime work."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"While Natalie Portman and Lisa Kudrow do some terrific work, it's hard to care about these awful characters."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Don Roos' movie demonstrates Natalie Portman's range, but it leans too heavily on her bad behavior, ignoring the growth the character experiences in a schizophrenic third act."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Moving Pictures Magazine
"Right now, Portman commands the cineplexes as surrogate for misguided, self-pitying filmmakers."
‑ Armond White, New York Press
"Espouses smart and meaningful insights into the challenges of falling in love with the "wrong" man and joining a family in which one might not be the most natural fit."
‑ Robert Levin, Film School Rejects
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