Based on the novel by Ayelet Waldman.
" It's a kind of unofficial sequel or sibling, three decades later, to Robert Benton's Oscar-winning Kramer vs. Kramer. "
" A not-bad movie (written and directed by Don Roos) based on a pretty good book ("Love and Other Impossible Pursuits" by Ayelet Waldman). "
" Roos does find elements of truth here and there; frustratingly, there are too few of them. "
" Soap opera for the bourgeoisie, The Other Woman is the kind of movie Lifetime audiences would gush over as sensitive and wise. "
" It's not good enough to warrant a theatrical showing but not bad enough to deserve universal derision. "
" Equating interpersonal issues with drama, "The Other Woman" is mostly flat and plodding. "
" One of the bigger challenges in Natalie Portman's career, and she responds with sublime work. "
" While Natalie Portman and Lisa Kudrow do some terrific work, it's hard to care about these awful characters. "
" The screenwriter and director, Don Roos, squashes a bookful of incidents into a pile of screenplay snippets and smothers his actors in them. "
" Often mistakes hollow hysterics for gripping drama. "
" "The Other Woman" feels like it's directed at an infernally narrow upper-middle-class urbanite demographic, without being even halfway distinctive enough to attract that particular audience. "
" Ultimately, it's Kudrow who saves the picture: Blazing and bitter, she may be allotted a third dimension only near the end of the movie, but, man, does she pack a wallop when it finally comes. "
" Director Don Roos, who also scripted, wobbles tonally, sometimes disastrously. "
" Portman spends most of her time crying or pouting. "
" I didn't like a single one of these insufferable narcissists, the kid included. "
" Thanks to Portman's superb work, we feel her pain acutely. "
" Natalie Portman may have the black swan and the white swan down, but she's still working on the gray. "
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