It’s really hard to believe this not funny comedy was written by a woman (Melissa Stack) since not one thing in it rings true. It begins with a first-date hook-up between Cameron Diaz’s Carly and the Aaron Eckhart look-a-like Nikolaj Coster-Waldau which turns into an 8 week dream romance til she shows up at his Connecticut home only to have his wife , a very grating Leslie Mann (Kate) open the door.
First off, how does a married man spend so many nights and weekends at his very-sharp-lawyer-gf’s place if he’s married ??? Taking the flip side and he didn’t see the gf on weekends, wouldn’t the sharp lawyer realize her perfect guy was “taken”. And what kind of cheater would give his mistress his addy??!! I mean his HOME address?? And what kind of cheated-on wife befriends a mistress, much less two of them??!! Kate Upton makes her screen debut in a tiny white bikini and is adorable but looks a little uncomfortable every time she speaks.
Cameron Diaz has great comedic timing but it’s Nicki Minaj who steals every scene she’s in. Leslie Mann is just annoying in this film. Grating and annoying. I just wanted to shake her.
There’s lots of unfunny slapstick humor that goes on way too long. Jokes feel old- especially when it comes to the revenge , ranging from dumping hair remover in his shampoo to sneaking a constipation remedy in his drink to putting female hormones in his morning juice to make him grow man boobs.
I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that this mess was directed by Nick Cassavetes, who helmed my absolute favorite modern romancer, “The Notebook”.
Do yourself a favor and cheat “The Other Woman” out of box office money. I promise- you’ll feel cheated if you waste your money on this close to 2 hour worse-than-a-bad-sitcom film.