“The Other Woman” is about Emilia (Natalie Portman), a newly Harvard law school graduate and newlywed, who is married to Jack (Scott Cohen). She was involved with Jack also when he was married. Unfortunate for Emilia, her life changes when she loses their newborn daughter. Emilia fights through her grief to connect with her stepson William (Charlie Tahan). However, she finds that it is hard and to make matters worse, Emilia has to fight against Jack’s ex-wife, Carolyn (Lisa Kudrow). As Emilia struggles to gain back her sanity, she discovers that she has been more than she thought she was.
You would think that from that description that it is going to be a good movie right? Wrong! After watching this movie I have to say that it really was cool to see the guy who played Splangler in “Rubicon”, which is now canceled, but that is it. The movie for me is crazy on how Natalie Portman took the job. It wasn’t that good to be watching in the movie theaters. The movie lacked the flare of what type of movie. Get prepared to get confused because there is a short part where you like Natalie’s character, but it doesn’t last long. Lisa Kudrow’s character was played well and if you can get through to the middle of the movie, there is a good part in the movie that is between the only two known actresses in the movie.
The Other Woman wasn’t really a good movie for me because the kid really ticked me off about the whole compulsive behavior of the kid. It is about a marriage that was torn apart and it was really uncomfortable and no one really cares. It was hard movie to follow and it was not that good. However, Natalie Portman portrayed the role as good as it gets. Not worth it to spend the money when you have other movies out there to see. I like Natalie Portman in Black Swan and that was epic. However, this movie must have been a quick one for me and it was very boring in a lot of parts and disappointing in others. Best to avoid this in the theaters so that you don’t waste the movie.
As stated earlier, this is not a movie for you to watch if you cherish the acting abilities of Natalie Portman. It is hard to see her in a movie where she is not shinning in it. This movie is not worth the $9.99 rack in my opinion and I felt that this movie faultered when it could have soared.