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The Other Woman
After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman (Cameron Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he's been cheating on (Leslie Mann), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered (Kate Upton), all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB. (c) Sony

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What begins as a smoothly oiled romantic comedy quickly morphs into a clattery, grinding screwball contrivance."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"You can't shake the feeling that in a just world, all these women - even Kate Upton - would have better material than this."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"This could have been a crowd-pleasing tale of female solidarity and revenge along the lines of Nine to Five. Instead, thanks to tissue-thin characters, lame slapstick and excrementally bad gross-out comedy, it proves to be a glossy mess."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Much of the comedy seems forced or improvised on the spot, and it doesn't really kick into gear until Diaz and Mann start working together."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"It grates more than it amuses"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"The vapid story -- and its intended humor -- meanders and loses its way in predictable sit-com style."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"It is a grotesque, shrill, never-ending effort that always finds a way to sink a little lower just when you're positive there's no way it can."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"... resorts to some labored plot twists to generate a forced comeuppance, forgetting that the audience already knew how it was going to end up anyway."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"I don't demand a great deal from a glossy Hollywood comedy, but it would be nice to find a smarter, more original piece of work than this in the year 2014."
‑ Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Picks
"For all its faults, there is a kind of genius in the way that it takes the rom-com raison d'etre - the desire to see two lovable people fall in love with each other - and diverts it for its own purposes."
‑ Noah Berlatsky,
"No one knows which takes are funny and which aren't. More than once, all three women, especially poor Upton, are caught looking like they don't know what they're doing."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"It's lightweight, formulaic fun that would normally hover in the 6 out of 10 range, but Mann's antics push it into 7 territory."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Mann is the one who practically makes the picture, winning most of the laughs with her expert timing, quirky delivery, and general go-for-broke abandon."
‑ Michael Dequina,
""This film, on the other hand, seems so desperate for laughs that you can practically see the flop sweat appear on its performers as they flail from one obnoxiously, uncomfortable scene to the next.""
‑ Jeff Vice, Cinephiled
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