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Leslie Mann feels ''really lucky'' to be a working mother.

The 'Other Woman' actress - who has children Iris, 11, and Maude, 15, with husband Judd Apatow - knows females in their 40s don't necessarily find it easy to get their careers back on track after taking breaks to raise their families.

Leslie, 42, said: ''It's fun to be able to work like this at my age.

''I'm so lucky I was able to have a career when I was younger and I was able to have my kids and stay home with them.

''And now that I get to work again? I mean, I am really lucky. I have a lot of 'mom friends' who aren't in my industry and they talk about how tricky it is now their kids are older and they want to go back to work. Getting back into the workforce isn't as easy at 40 as it is at 20.''

The 'This is 40' actress relies heavily on her group of close friends and doesn't know how she would cope without them.

She told Stylist magazine: ''I don't know what I'd do without my girlfriends. I have the same best friends I've had since middle school and they're super, they have my back and I have theirs.

''I love spending time with my husband but I really need my girlfriends.''


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Kim Kardashian, The Nuclear Physicist? Critics React To 'The Other Woman' 4171905 News

We had high hopes for Cameron Diaz’s new movie The Other Woman. Both Diaz and co-star Leslie Mann have a proven track record for churning out some pretty decent comedy movies. While we weren’t sure about Kate Upton launching an acting career, the dynamic between the three in the trailer seemed promising.

Cameron Diaz the other woman Cameron Diaz and her The Other Woman co-stars, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton

Yet despite knocking Captain America: The Winter Soldier off the top spot, a feat which Rio 2, Transcendence and Draft Day all failed to do, critics have not been wholly kind about The Other Woman. Geoffrey Macnab of the Independent surmised, “The plotting is predictable, the cameo from Nicki Minaj is pointless and some of the humour is sadistic in the extreme, but the film yields at least a few chuckles along the way.”  While not completely slating the film, Macnab certainly doesn’t seem entirely won over.

MORE: Cameron Diaz's all-female comedy "The Other Woman" beats Marvel's "Captain America" at the US box office

Aisle Seat’s Mike McGranaghan was, likewise, less than impressed by The Other Woman, describing it “as insightful about infidelity as Kim Kardashian would be about nuclear physics. What a detestable piece of crud this picture is.” A thoroughly inventive, if not praiseful, review from McGranaghan.

Kristian Harloff of Schmoes Know was similarly unimpressed, “A disappointing attempt at comedy that ends up being three talented, attractive women failing to make us believe this story or laugh at its absurdity.”

While the critics may not have have enjoyed The Other Woman, it seems as though the audience do. While the film has received a poor 26% fresh critic rating on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, 69% of the audience enjoyed it. The audience is sort of the ones that the movie was made for, so if it isn’t a flop in their eyes then that’s really all that counts.

Kate Upton The Other Woman The Other Woman is Kate Upton's first major movie role

Cinema goers have begun comparing The Other Woman to Bridesmaids, or at least describing it as ‘another Bridesmaid wannabe’. For the obvious reasons there are similarities, a female cast heading a comedic movie was a pretty rare thing until Bridesmaids. However, the critics were almost unanimous in their praise for Kristen Wiig’s 2011 wedding comedy, something that The Other Woman certainly hasn’t managed to achieve. 
The movie seems to just fall that little bit short, which is a shame because the concept (however much like a grown up version of John Tucker Must Die it is) has a lot of potential.

MORE: Cameron Diaz isn't looking for Mr. Right

Watch the trailer for The Other Woman right here
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We had high hopes for Cameron Diaz’s new movie The Other Woman. Both Diaz and co-star Leslie Mann have a proven track record for churning out some pretty decent comedy movies. While we weren’t sure about Kate Upton launching an acting career, the dynamic between the three in the trailer seemed promising.

Cameron Diaz the other woman Cameron Diaz and her The Other Woman co-stars, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton

Yet despite knocking Captain America: The Winter Soldier off the top spot, a feat which Rio 2, Transcendence and Draft Day all failed to do, critics have not been wholly kind about The Other Woman. Geoffrey Macnab of the Independent surmised, “The plotting is predictable, the cameo from Nicki Minaj is pointless and some of the humour is sadistic in the extreme, but the film yields at least a few chuckles along the way.”  While not completely slating the film, Macnab certainly doesn’t seem entirely won over.

MORE: Cameron Diaz's all-female comedy "The Other Woman" beats Marvel's "Captain America" at the US box office

Aisle Seat’s Mike McGranaghan was, likewise, less than impressed by The Other Woman, describing it “as insightful about infidelity as Kim Kardashian would be about nuclear physics. What a detestable piece of crud this picture is.” A thoroughly inventive, if not praiseful, review from McGranaghan.

Kristian Harloff of Schmoes Know was similarly unimpressed, “A disappointing attempt at comedy that ends up being three talented, attractive women failing to make us believe this story or laugh at its absurdity.”

While the critics may not have have enjoyed The Other Woman, it seems as though the audience do. While the film has received a poor 26% fresh critic rating on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, 69% of the audience enjoyed it. The audience is sort of the ones that the movie was made for, so if it isn’t a flop in their eyes then that’s really all that counts.

Kate Upton The Other Woman The Other Woman is Kate Upton's first major movie role

Cinema goers have begun comparing The Other Woman to Bridesmaids, or at least describing it as ‘another Bridesmaid wannabe’. For the obvious reasons there are similarities, a female cast heading a comedic movie was a pretty rare thing until Bridesmaids. However, the critics were almost unanimous in their praise for Kristen Wiig’s 2011 wedding comedy, something that The Other Woman certainly hasn’t managed to achieve. 
The movie seems to just fall that little bit short, which is a shame because the concept (however much like a grown up version of John Tucker Must Die it is) has a lot of potential.

MORE: Cameron Diaz isn't looking for Mr. Right

Watch the trailer for The Other Woman right here
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29th April 2014 4168131
The Other Woman Tops US Box Office, So Can We Call It The New Bridesmaids? 4171903 News

Despite the critics being less than enamoured with The Other Woman, this weekend it stormed the US box office even managing to topple the mighty Captain America: The Winter Solider. So far the female driven comedy has, unsurprisingly, drawn both favourable and unfavourable comparisons with 2011’s breakout hit Bridesmaids. So can we start calling The Other Woman the new Bridesmaids?

Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton in the other woman Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann star in The Other Woman

The Other Woman, follows three women who form an unlikely bond after finding out they’ve all been wronged by the same man, Leslie Mann stars as Kate, a wife who finds out her husband has been cheating with Cameron Diaz, a high flying lawyer. The two ladies then discover that the lothario, named Mike, also has another woman on the go, twenty something Amber played by Kate Upton. Instead of being mad at each other the three women decide to team up and channel their anger by seeking revenge on the serial cheater.

Read our review of The Other Woman

Like Bridesmaids, The Other Woman boast a strong female cast and pushes the male characters very much into the background. It was for that very reason that the success of Bridesmaids took a lot of people by surprise in 2011. Bridesmaids was funny and sometimes out right gross and audiences enjoyed the fact that for once, it was women delivering the laughs and also writing the script. The movie, written by Annie Mumolo and Kirsten Wig (who also took the lead role), ended its box office run having grossed over $288 million worldwide making it producer Judd Apatow’s most successful film to date.

Read our Bridesmaids review from 2011

Whilst The Other Woman certainly follows on from the precedent set by Bridesmaids, that women can use the exact same humour as men, critics have reacted to the two films very differently. Although audiences seem to be equally responsive, the critical reception to The Other Woman has been vastly less positive than the one Bridesmaids enjoyed three years earlier. Bridesmaids is considered critically acclaimed and holds a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s described as funny, warm and containing well written characters and enough clever gags to make it stand out. In contrast, The Other Woman, whose rating currently stands at a rotten 26%, is labeled as predictable and full of cheap gags. As Stephen Holden wrote in the New York Times, The Other Woman is “dumb, lazy, clumsily assembled and unoriginal.”

Next page: So, can we call it the new Bridesmaids?

The cast of the other woman Critics might not love The Other Woman, but audiences don't agree

Despite the detractors, if its opening weekend is anything to go by The Other Woman could end up equalling the success of Bridesmaids at the box office. Does that mean The Other Woman is the new Bridesmaids? In a word, no, really it’s just not good enough. But one thing that we can take from The Other Woman’s success is that there definitely is a market for female led comedies and Bridesmaids was definitely not a one off. Bridesmaids drew light on the fact that the female movie going audience is ready for more comedies which speak to them specifically, it broke new ground in the market but now something even more original needs to come along after to further boost the genre. The Other Woman is not that movie, it simply doesn't bring enough originality to the table. That said whatever the critical opinion is it’s clear what we need is more comedies led by women, but what would be even better is if we made them a bit smarter.

Read more: The Other Woman's negative critical reaction

Watch the trailer for The Other Woman here:

4004726-0;noautoplay; The Other Woman - Trailer - 25.04.2014 10:42:02

Despite the critics being less than enamoured with The Other Woman, this weekend it stormed the US box office even managing to topple the mighty Captain America: The Winter Solider. So far the female driven comedy has, unsurprisingly, drawn both favourable and unfavourable comparisons with 2011’s breakout hit Bridesmaids. So can we start calling The Other Woman the new Bridesmaids?

Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton in the other woman Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann star in The Other Woman

The Other Woman, follows three women who form an unlikely bond after finding out they’ve all been wronged by the same man, Leslie Mann stars as Kate, a wife who finds out her husband has been cheating with Cameron Diaz, a high flying lawyer. The two ladies then discover that the lothario, named Mike, also has another woman on the go, twenty something Amber played by Kate Upton. Instead of being mad at each other the three women decide to team up and channel their anger by seeking revenge on the serial cheater.

Read our review of The Other Woman

Like Bridesmaids, The Other Woman boast a strong female cast and pushes the male characters very much into the background. It was for that very reason that the success of Bridesmaids took a lot of people by surprise in 2011. Bridesmaids was funny and sometimes out right gross and audiences enjoyed the fact that for once, it was women delivering the laughs and also writing the script. The movie, written by Annie Mumolo and Kirsten Wig (who also took the lead role), ended its box office run having grossed over $288 million worldwide making it producer Judd Apatow’s most successful film to date.

Read our Bridesmaids review from 2011

Whilst The Other Woman certainly follows on from the precedent set by Bridesmaids, that women can use the exact same humour as men, critics have reacted to the two films very differently. Although audiences seem to be equally responsive, the critical reception to The Other Woman has been vastly less positive than the one Bridesmaids enjoyed three years earlier. Bridesmaids is considered critically acclaimed and holds a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s described as funny, warm and containing well written characters and enough clever gags to make it stand out. In contrast, The Other Woman, whose rating currently stands at a rotten 26%, is labeled as predictable and full of cheap gags. As Stephen Holden wrote in the New York Times, The Other Woman is “dumb, lazy, clumsily assembled and unoriginal.”

Next page: So, can we call it the new Bridesmaids?

The cast of the other woman Critics might not love The Other Woman, but audiences don't agree

Despite the detractors, if its opening weekend is anything to go by The Other Woman could end up equalling the success of Bridesmaids at the box office. Does that mean The Other Woman is the new Bridesmaids? In a word, no, really it’s just not good enough. But one thing that we can take from The Other Woman’s success is that there definitely is a market for female led comedies and Bridesmaids was definitely not a one off. Bridesmaids drew light on the fact that the female movie going audience is ready for more comedies which speak to them specifically, it broke new ground in the market but now something even more original needs to come along after to further boost the genre. The Other Woman is not that movie, it simply doesn't bring enough originality to the table. That said whatever the critical opinion is it’s clear what we need is more comedies led by women, but what would be even better is if we made them a bit smarter.

Read more: The Other Woman's negative critical reaction

Watch the trailer for The Other Woman here:

4004726-0;noautoplay; The Other Woman - Trailer - 25.04.2014 10:42:02

28th April 2014 4171798
Nicki Minaj wants acting career 4169634 News

Nicki Minaj wants to pursue an acting career.

The 31-year-old rapper had a small role in the new movie 'The Other Woman' alongside Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann, but she's now determined to land herself bigger and better roles in the near future.

Speaking to MTV News, she said: ''I am going on auditions, and I'm trying to find the right role with the right director and the right writers. I want to be part of something from the beginning stage this time, and I want the role to be custom-made for me.''

The brunette beauty, who is currently working on her third studio album, is adamant she'll still be able to juggle her music career if she did decide to take on a film role.

She explained: ''It gave me an idea as to what the world would be like ... And now that I know it's something I can do, I think I want to expand a role eventually.''

Nicki is open to any genre, but hopes to make another comedy one day and has her sights set on a high-budget action film because she believes she's able to adapt.

She said: ''I have such a versatile personality. Some days I feel like I wanna do a Will Ferrell comedy; some days I feel like I wanna do more like a 'Set It Off'-type of movie with some other young black actresses and like creating a movement with that. And sometimes I think, maybe I could do 'X-Men' or something.''

Nicki Minaj wants to pursue an acting career.

The 31-year-old rapper had a small role in the new movie 'The Other Woman' alongside Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann, but she's now determined to land herself bigger and better roles in the near future.

Speaking to MTV News, she said: ''I am going on auditions, and I'm trying to find the right role with the right director and the right writers. I want to be part of something from the beginning stage this time, and I want the role to be custom-made for me.''

The brunette beauty, who is currently working on her third studio album, is adamant she'll still be able to juggle her music career if she did decide to take on a film role.

She explained: ''It gave me an idea as to what the world would be like ... And now that I know it's something I can do, I think I want to expand a role eventually.''

Nicki is open to any genre, but hopes to make another comedy one day and has her sights set on a high-budget action film because she believes she's able to adapt.

She said: ''I have such a versatile personality. Some days I feel like I wanna do a Will Ferrell comedy; some days I feel like I wanna do more like a 'Set It Off'-type of movie with some other young black actresses and like creating a movement with that. And sometimes I think, maybe I could do 'X-Men' or something.''

26th April 2014 4169633
Leslie Mann wants to experience sex as a man 4169640 News

Leslie Mann wishes she could experience sex from a male perspective.

The 'Other Woman' star would like to transform into a man for the day and see how the ''real mechanics'' feel for them when they get frisky beneath the sheets.

Asked what she would do if she became a man for the day, she replied: ''I would have sex. I would love to know how it operates! Like what the real mechanics feel like! It would be fun to feel the other side, wouldn't it?''

Meanwhile, the 42-year-old actress, who is married to producer-and-director Judd Apatow, admits a beautiful bouquet of flowers won't win over heart because they're ''a waste'' and she'd much rather be given $100 instead.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1's Greg James, she explained: ''I feel like flowers are a little bit of a waste because they cost like $100. Why not give me something I can use over and over again? Just give me the cash, I would be so excited!''

Leslie's co-star Cameron Diaz added: ''If an envelope showed up at my door with $100, I would be happy!''

However, Cameron, 41 - who has previously dated Justin Timberlake, Jared Leto, and baseball player Alex Rodriguez - recently admitted she's not actively searching for a man to share her life with at the moment.

Leslie Mann wishes she could experience sex from a male perspective.

The 'Other Woman' star would like to transform into a man for the day and see how the ''real mechanics'' feel for them when they get frisky beneath the sheets.

Asked what she would do if she became a man for the day, she replied: ''I would have sex. I would love to know how it operates! Like what the real mechanics feel like! It would be fun to feel the other side, wouldn't it?''

Meanwhile, the 42-year-old actress, who is married to producer-and-director Judd Apatow, admits a beautiful bouquet of flowers won't win over heart because they're ''a waste'' and she'd much rather be given $100 instead.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1's Greg James, she explained: ''I feel like flowers are a little bit of a waste because they cost like $100. Why not give me something I can use over and over again? Just give me the cash, I would be so excited!''

Leslie's co-star Cameron Diaz added: ''If an envelope showed up at my door with $100, I would be happy!''

However, Cameron, 41 - who has previously dated Justin Timberlake, Jared Leto, and baseball player Alex Rodriguez - recently admitted she's not actively searching for a man to share her life with at the moment.

26th April 2014 4169639
Is 'The Other Woman' The Movie To See This Weekend? The Critics Say Find The Other Movie 4167696 News

If you’re thinking about what new movie to see this weekend, The Other Woman might just be topping your list. It looks fun, has two very likeable female leads (plus a Sports Illustrated model) and it’s directed by the man behind The Notebook. Also it might have you think that it holds some kind of great female empowerment message as the three unite against a cheating spouse. But the reality is it looks like The Other Woman might be best left alone this weekend, as the critics are indicating that this one might be a bit too much farce and not enough comedy.

The Other Woman castCameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton star in The Other Woman

The plot of The Other Woman is actually pretty simple, Kate, played by Leslie Mann, finds out her husband Mark is cheating on her with Carly (Cameron Diaz). Rather than hate each other, the two women actually find out they have a surprising amount in common and become good friends. Then they learn that Mark has another woman, the 20 something Amber, played by Kate Upton. After the extent of his dastardliness is revealed all three women team up to plot their revenge on Mark with schemes such as putting Nair in his shampoo and adding female hormones to his juice.

Dodgy plot points aside, The Other Woman on paper could have actually been pretty good. Cameron Diaz is always fun to watch especially as she’s now maturing as a comedy actress. Then there’s Leslie Mann, the hugely talented comedienne is often left playing second fiddle to a less adept co-star. Here she really could have had a shining moment alongside Diaz. Unfortunately it seems as if The Other Woman wastes the cast’s potential and ends up being a rather messy and somewhat depressing attempt to make a female centred comedy.

Watch the trailer for The Other Woman:

4004726-0;noautoplay; The Other Woman - Trailer - 25.04.2014 10:42:02

Indeed critics have certainly not warmed to the movie, which so far holds a very not fresh 26% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Writing in the New York Times, Stephen Holden calls it “dumb, lazy, clumsily assembled and unoriginal.” Ty Burr from the Boston Globe feels it really has failed on all levels to present something positive to a female audience describing it as “one of those loud, cringe-y female-empowerment comedies that feels like it was made by people who hate women.” Critic Jeffrey Lyles tried to find the positives but it all became too much as he wrote, “If you squint hard enough, there's a decent premise here, but that hope quickly fades after a scene where a dog relieves itself in the living room. It's a symbolic statement of the movie itself,” ouch.

The Other Woman could be a prime example of when bad movies happen to good people. Or it could be an even better example of how the whole idea of female empowerment and the sisterhood is so often grossly mishandled on screen. Three women, who have been wronged by the same man, decide to team together and invest all their time and energy into talking about him and seeking revenge, yep that sounds pretty empowering. But seriously The Other Woman could give you a laugh this weekend, or it could just leave you feeling very frustrated and plotting your own revenge against the filmmakers of this one.

More: Read our review of The Other Woman

More: Cameron Diaz prefers life at 40

Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton

If you’re thinking about what new movie to see this weekend, The Other Woman might just be topping your list. It looks fun, has two very likeable female leads (plus a Sports Illustrated model) and it’s directed by the man behind The Notebook. Also it might have you think that it holds some kind of great female empowerment message as the three unite against a cheating spouse. But the reality is it looks like The Other Woman might be best left alone this weekend, as the critics are indicating that this one might be a bit too much farce and not enough comedy.

The Other Woman castCameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton star in The Other Woman

The plot of The Other Woman is actually pretty simple, Kate, played by Leslie Mann, finds out her husband Mark is cheating on her with Carly (Cameron Diaz). Rather than hate each other, the two women actually find out they have a surprising amount in common and become good friends. Then they learn that Mark has another woman, the 20 something Amber, played by Kate Upton. After the extent of his dastardliness is revealed all three women team up to plot their revenge on Mark with schemes such as putting Nair in his shampoo and adding female hormones to his juice.

Dodgy plot points aside, The Other Woman on paper could have actually been pretty good. Cameron Diaz is always fun to watch especially as she’s now maturing as a comedy actress. Then there’s Leslie Mann, the hugely talented comedienne is often left playing second fiddle to a less adept co-star. Here she really could have had a shining moment alongside Diaz. Unfortunately it seems as if The Other Woman wastes the cast’s potential and ends up being a rather messy and somewhat depressing attempt to make a female centred comedy.

Watch the trailer for The Other Woman:

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Indeed critics have certainly not warmed to the movie, which so far holds a very not fresh 26% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Writing in the New York Times, Stephen Holden calls it “dumb, lazy, clumsily assembled and unoriginal.” Ty Burr from the Boston Globe feels it really has failed on all levels to present something positive to a female audience describing it as “one of those loud, cringe-y female-empowerment comedies that feels like it was made by people who hate women.” Critic Jeffrey Lyles tried to find the positives but it all became too much as he wrote, “If you squint hard enough, there's a decent premise here, but that hope quickly fades after a scene where a dog relieves itself in the living room. It's a symbolic statement of the movie itself,” ouch.

The Other Woman could be a prime example of when bad movies happen to good people. Or it could be an even better example of how the whole idea of female empowerment and the sisterhood is so often grossly mishandled on screen. Three women, who have been wronged by the same man, decide to team together and invest all their time and energy into talking about him and seeking revenge, yep that sounds pretty empowering. But seriously The Other Woman could give you a laugh this weekend, or it could just leave you feeling very frustrated and plotting your own revenge against the filmmakers of this one.

More: Read our review of The Other Woman

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Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton

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Is 'The Other Woman' The New 'Bridesmaids'? 4167880 News

The 2011 breakout hit Bridesmaids seems to have made a permanent shift in gender dynamics of big Hollywood comedies. No longer happy to exist as idealised love interests, women are finally taking over. Bridesmaids scene-stealer Melissa McCarthy flexed her muscles further opposite Sandra Bullock in the buddy action-comedy The Heat.

The Other WomanKate Upton [L], Cameron Diaz [Center] and Leslie Mann [R] in 'The Other Woman'

And now Cameron Diaz pushes boundaries with her new comedy The Other Woman, which lays to rest the usual bitch-slap storyline. In this film, when a woman (Leslie Mann) discovers that her husband (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is having an affair or two, instead of take on the other woman in a battle to the death, the wife teams up with his two mistresses (Diaz and Kate Upton) to get even.

This is fairly unprecedented in movie history: women who would normally be at each others' throats instead finding a strong camaraderie that lets them turn the tables of power. Even the memorable 1996 comedy The First Wives Club featured women (Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton) who were defined by their men. But in The Other Woman, it's the men who need a female to make sense of their own lives.

More: read our review of The Other Woman

Sure, the final act shows a bit of Hollywood interference as various romantic entanglements spring up to give these women a man to cling to. But it's a pretty bold next step in the process. And it bodes well for even stronger female roles to come.

Watch The Other Woman trailer:
4004726-0;noautoplay; The Other Woman - Trailer - 25.04.2014 10:42:02

The 2011 breakout hit Bridesmaids seems to have made a permanent shift in gender dynamics of big Hollywood comedies. No longer happy to exist as idealised love interests, women are finally taking over. Bridesmaids scene-stealer Melissa McCarthy flexed her muscles further opposite Sandra Bullock in the buddy action-comedy The Heat.

The Other WomanKate Upton [L], Cameron Diaz [Center] and Leslie Mann [R] in 'The Other Woman'

And now Cameron Diaz pushes boundaries with her new comedy The Other Woman, which lays to rest the usual bitch-slap storyline. In this film, when a woman (Leslie Mann) discovers that her husband (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is having an affair or two, instead of take on the other woman in a battle to the death, the wife teams up with his two mistresses (Diaz and Kate Upton) to get even.

This is fairly unprecedented in movie history: women who would normally be at each others' throats instead finding a strong camaraderie that lets them turn the tables of power. Even the memorable 1996 comedy The First Wives Club featured women (Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton) who were defined by their men. But in The Other Woman, it's the men who need a female to make sense of their own lives.

More: read our review of The Other Woman

Sure, the final act shows a bit of Hollywood interference as various romantic entanglements spring up to give these women a man to cling to. But it's a pretty bold next step in the process. And it bodes well for even stronger female roles to come.

Watch The Other Woman trailer:
4004726-0;noautoplay; The Other Woman - Trailer - 25.04.2014 10:42:02

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Nobody's Laughing With 'The Other Woman', Least Of All The Critics 4167740 News

The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Man, Nikolaj-Coster Waldau and Kate Upton in her acting debut, is yet to be released in cinemas, but is already floundering in the review department. The film lays on the clichés with a heavy hand – Coster-Waldau is the uber-confident, uber-annoying cheating husband, Mann is his neurotic wife, Diaz is his mistress and Upton is his younger mistress. Neither of the women knows about the other two. Until they find out, that is. The biggest twist to recommend this movie is that instead of the plot devolving into the tired old catfight cliché, the three band together to get even with the cheater. They go on a vengeance rampage, presumably because that’s what the writers think scorned women do.

The Other Woman Still
The Other Woman shoots for originality, but ultimately stops at mediocrity.

The LA Times’ review gives credit where credit is due – the plot isn’t all that original, but the easy laughs are still abundant, at least in the beginning. Unfortunately, at some point The Other Women significantly dumbs down both its characters and its story, making it hard to watch through to the end. “Slyness, slapstick and sex can often be mixed to amusing effect whatever the specifics — the original "Hangover," for example, did a credible job of it — but "The Other Woman" is ultimately undone by its indecision,” writes Betsey Sharkey.

CM’s own Rich Cline gives the film a rather favorable review, mostly due to the camaraderie between the main characters. Read the full review here.

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TIME’s Richard Corliss mostly scorns the film for the same reasons – "The Other Woman" leans too heavily on clichés, even going for a few dog gags when the story stalls. Its leads seem uncomfortable in the parts they’ve been given. “The female revenge comedy is as old as Lysistrata (411 B.C.) and, in movies, as fitfully popular as 9 to 5 (1980) and The First Wives Club (1996). So no one begrudges the racy, PG-13 rated The Other Woman for offering its comeuppance scenario…”

Watch the trailer below:
4004726-0;noautoplay; The Other Woman - Trailer - 25.04.2014 10:42:02

The movie lends itself to a lot of those comparisons, thanks to the trope of the scorned wife. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like Diaz, Mann or even the likeable Kate Upton, who is mostly relegated to set décor in this film, can hold a candle to the likes of Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn or Jane Fonda. Maybe Nicki Minaj, who apparently steals the show as Carly’s secretary Lydia, has some chance. “. Here’s someone who enjoys a job she doesn’t feel the need to excel in — “It’s like having a hobby that pays well” — and dispenses the working-girl wisdom that “Selfish people live longer.” In her first onscreen movie role (after voice work in Ice Age: Continental Drift), the rapper proves herself star material,” Corliss writes.

The Other Woman
Is the stakeout classic? Or just cliche?

Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter sums it up nicely. A female solidarity adultery comedy that's three parts embarrassing farce to one part genuinely comic discharge," notes McCarthy. "It would have helped if director Nick Cassavetes had something resembling a sure hand at comedy."

The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Man, Nikolaj-Coster Waldau and Kate Upton in her acting debut, is yet to be released in cinemas, but is already floundering in the review department. The film lays on the clichés with a heavy hand – Coster-Waldau is the uber-confident, uber-annoying cheating husband, Mann is his neurotic wife, Diaz is his mistress and Upton is his younger mistress. Neither of the women knows about the other two. Until they find out, that is. The biggest twist to recommend this movie is that instead of the plot devolving into the tired old catfight cliché, the three band together to get even with the cheater. They go on a vengeance rampage, presumably because that’s what the writers think scorned women do.

The Other Woman Still
The Other Woman shoots for originality, but ultimately stops at mediocrity.

The LA Times’ review gives credit where credit is due – the plot isn’t all that original, but the easy laughs are still abundant, at least in the beginning. Unfortunately, at some point The Other Women significantly dumbs down both its characters and its story, making it hard to watch through to the end. “Slyness, slapstick and sex can often be mixed to amusing effect whatever the specifics — the original "Hangover," for example, did a credible job of it — but "The Other Woman" is ultimately undone by its indecision,” writes Betsey Sharkey.

CM’s own Rich Cline gives the film a rather favorable review, mostly due to the camaraderie between the main characters. Read the full review here.

Read More: Thinking of Seeing "The Other Woman"? Maybe Try A Different Film

Read More: The Other Woman Scores Low Rating

TIME’s Richard Corliss mostly scorns the film for the same reasons – "The Other Woman" leans too heavily on clichés, even going for a few dog gags when the story stalls. Its leads seem uncomfortable in the parts they’ve been given. “The female revenge comedy is as old as Lysistrata (411 B.C.) and, in movies, as fitfully popular as 9 to 5 (1980) and The First Wives Club (1996). So no one begrudges the racy, PG-13 rated The Other Woman for offering its comeuppance scenario…”

Watch the trailer below:
4004726-0;noautoplay; The Other Woman - Trailer - 25.04.2014 10:42:02

The movie lends itself to a lot of those comparisons, thanks to the trope of the scorned wife. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like Diaz, Mann or even the likeable Kate Upton, who is mostly relegated to set décor in this film, can hold a candle to the likes of Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn or Jane Fonda. Maybe Nicki Minaj, who apparently steals the show as Carly’s secretary Lydia, has some chance. “. Here’s someone who enjoys a job she doesn’t feel the need to excel in — “It’s like having a hobby that pays well” — and dispenses the working-girl wisdom that “Selfish people live longer.” In her first onscreen movie role (after voice work in Ice Age: Continental Drift), the rapper proves herself star material,” Corliss writes.

The Other Woman
Is the stakeout classic? Or just cliche?

Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter sums it up nicely. A female solidarity adultery comedy that's three parts embarrassing farce to one part genuinely comic discharge," notes McCarthy. "It would have helped if director Nick Cassavetes had something resembling a sure hand at comedy."

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The Other Woman 4166025 Film Reviews

While the story isn't particularly original, and the movie tends to drift over the top into broad slapstick, this comedy wins us over due to the camaraderie between the characters. Most refreshingly, this is a film about women teaming up rather than scratching each others' eyes out. So it continually catches us off guard in all the right ways.

In Manhattan, lawyer Carly (Cameron Diaz) has finally met the perfect man in Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). But just as their relationship is about to shift into something much more serious, she discovers that he has a wife, Kate (Leslie Mann), in the suburbs. Shocked, Carly and Kate realise that Mark is the person they should be angry at, so they team up to get even. When they discover that he has another mistress, Amber (Kate Upton), they recruit her to their plan as well. And then they find evidence that his business dealings are more than a little dodgy.

While the plot lends itself to a blackly comical approach, director Nick Cassavetes instead keeps everything silly and simplistic, letting the actresses overplay their scenes. Sometimes this results in something rather hilarious, but it also undermines any credibility the story might have. Mann and Coster-Waldau are the most guilty in this sense, chomping madly on the scenery. Instead, it's the way each character works together that brings the situations to life and keeps us laughing. Although a more confident approach to the material would have made the film much stronger.

So it may not be very sophisticated, but it's a lot of fun. Sure, the script contradicts its own point by providing the men these women surely must need (including Taylor Kinney as Kate's hot brother and Don Johnson as Carly's silver-fox dad). And of course there also has to be a sassy sidekick (a scene-stealing Minaj as Carly's knowing assistant). But for the most part this is a story of sisters taking control of their lives, which makes the film a cheerful antidote to the usual male-dominated movies.

Watch 'The Other Woman' Trailer

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Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann And Upton Went Skinny Dipping While Filming The Other Woman 4165710 News

Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton were forced to stop skinny dipping together in between takes on new movie The Other Woman after paparazzi discovered their secret dipping spot.

The actresses went for a nude swim together while filming in the Bahamas, and they had so much fun splashing around naked it was decided they should make it a daily thing.

But they had to cover up when photographers turned up on the beach.

Upton tells Live! with Kelly and Michael, "We went skinny dipping in the Bahamas... The next day they (paparazzi) came and we had to stop, which was a real joy kill (sic)."

But the sexy supermodel-turned-actress insists she will be swimming naked again, adding, "Skinny dipping is the best thing ever, why wouldn't we go skinny dipping?"

Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton were forced to stop skinny dipping together in between takes on new movie The Other Woman after paparazzi discovered their secret dipping spot.

The actresses went for a nude swim together while filming in the Bahamas, and they had so much fun splashing around naked it was decided they should make it a daily thing.

But they had to cover up when photographers turned up on the beach.

Upton tells Live! with Kelly and Michael, "We went skinny dipping in the Bahamas... The next day they (paparazzi) came and we had to stop, which was a real joy kill (sic)."

But the sexy supermodel-turned-actress insists she will be swimming naked again, adding, "Skinny dipping is the best thing ever, why wouldn't we go skinny dipping?"

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