The Other Woman
The Other Woman (2011)

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."… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 4, 2011
DVD Release Date: May 17, 2011
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Natalie Portman and Lisa Kudrow deliver fine performances in The Other Woman, but they're muted by Don Roos' clumsy direction and cluttered, melodramatic script.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

It's a kind of unofficial sequel or sibling, three decades later, to Robert Benton's Oscar-winning Kramer vs. Kramer.

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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies

Soap opera for the bourgeoisie, The Other Woman is the kind of movie Lifetime audiences would gush over as sensitive and wise.

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Michael D. Reid
Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)

Uneven yet intermittently compelling.

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William Goss

Often mistakes hollow hysterics for gripping drama.

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Dana Stevens

Natalie Portman may have the black swan and the white swan down, but she's still working on the gray.

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James Luxford
The National (UAE)

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.

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Richard Roeper

One of the bigger challenges in Natalie Portman's career, and she responds with sublime work.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

While Natalie Portman and Lisa Kudrow do some terrific work, it's hard to care about these awful characters.

Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience

a picture that doesn't know itself: vague whenever it needs to be specific, bloats whenever it needs to trim.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
The movie is interesting, well acted and realistic. That makes it a better-than-average movie.
Cynthia S.
Ok so... critics hated this, I liked it a lot. Critics loved Black, not so much. Go figure. In my opinion, this is a great movie about real life… More
Carlos Magalh„es
It would have been easy to make a melodrama with this subject and the sort of unexpected revelation that comes up in the third act, but Roos avoids that and… More
"The film is well acted. I was so happy to see Lisa Kudrow in this. Her sassy roughness in this film just proves to those who doubt her that she can indeed… More
Jim Hunter
A new wife struggles to find her place in the husband/wife/son-from-a-previous-marriage dynamic as she mourns the death of her newborn. Natalie Portman was once… More
Alice Shen
Very well-paced melodrama in that everything happens when it needs to for optimal emotional impact. This film reminds me of Like Dandelion Dust - predictable… More