Review Roundup: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann in Romantic Comedy THE OTHER WOMAN
Star-studded romantic comedy 'The Other Woman' hits theaters today, April 25th. Directed by Nick Cassavetes, the film features Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton, Leslie Mann, and pop star Nicki Minaj.
After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly (Cameron Diaz) accidently meets the wife he betrayed, Kate (Leslie Mann). After find a third woman romantically involved with Mark (Kate Upton), the furious woman decide to seek revenge against the man who had decieved them all.
Let's see what the critics had to say!
Stephen Holden, The New York Times: This female revenge comedy is so dumb, lazy, clumsily assembled and unoriginal, it could crush any actor forced to execute its leaden slapstick gags and mouth its crude, humorless dialogue (by the first-time screenwriter Melissa K. Stack).
Jake Coyle, The Huffington Post: "The Other Woman" is a slick hell-hath-no-fury comedy of female revenge, peppered with cheap and unimaginative toilet humor, but it's elevated somewhat by the fine comic duo of Diaz and Mann.
Betsy Sharkley, Los Angeles Times: Eventually the getting even and dumbing down gets tiresome. Somewhere along the way, "The Other Woman" forgets how to have fun with a bad romance.
Justin Chang, Variety: Beneath the wobbly pratfalls and the scatological setpieces, there's no denying the film's mean-spirited kick, or its more-than-passing interest in what makes its women tick.
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: Rather than upgrading the much-maligned "chick flick" genre with creativity and wit, the makers of "The Other Woman" have simply repackaged it. So instead of the rom-com, we now have the "non-com."