After nearly a month on top of the box office, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' got taken down by a bunch of funny ladies. 'The Other Woman' effortlessly took the top spot, sending Marvel's latest superhero adventure to the number two slot and making the other new releases of the week look bad.
The Other Woman
Nick Cassavetes’ ‘The Other Woman’ has been sold as a female revenge-comedy, but for much of the mostly muted first hour, the film is a story about what happens when career-minded Carly (Cameron Diaz) discovers she’s the other woman in her man’s life, and befriends her beau’s wife. The movie quickly -- and smartly -- goes from being Carly’s story to being the story of Kate, played beautifully and with heartbreaking hilarity by Leslie Mann, best known to audiences as Judd Apatow’s wife and an actress who frequently appears as a wife in Apatow’s films.
Today, a movie that, on the surface, resembles a rom-com, but isn’t a rom-com (there are no rom-coms any longer) titled ‘The Other Woman’ is playing at the multiplex down the street from you right now. Cameron Diaz (‘Shrek 2’) stars as Carly, a single, independent woman living in New York City who is dating Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) – but Mark has a secret! Is Mark cheating on Carly? Is Mark secretly the Kingslayer? As a service to you, we answer every question that you could possibly have about ‘The Other Woman’?
On paper, 'The Other Woman' sounds like the set-up for a low key domestic drama: Cameron Diaz plays a woman who realizes that the man in her life is already married. However, the trailer for the film immediately takes this premise in a very different direction, as Diaz and the spurned wife (Leslie Mann) team up to take down the lying man in their lives.