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The Other Woman (2009)

Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (original title)
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The story of a woman dealing with her daughter's death while trying to keep her marriage and her relationship with her stepson.

Director:

Don Roos

Writers:

Don Roos (screenplay), Ayelet Waldman (novel)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Portman ... Emilia
Scott Cohen ... Jack
Lisa Kudrow ... Carolyn
Charlie Tahan ... William
Lauren Ambrose ... Mindy
Michael Cristofer ... Sheldon
Debra Monk ... Laura
Mona Fastvold ... Sonia (as Mona Lerche)
Anthony Rapp ... Simon
Kendra Kassebaum Kendra Kassebaum ... Sharlese
Elizabeth Marvel ... Pia
Mary Joy ... Marilyn
Maria Dizzia ... Jaime Brennan
Ira Hawkins Ira Hawkins ... Businessman
Laura Odeh Laura Odeh ... Waitress
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The story of a woman dealing with her daughter's death while trying to keep her marriage and her relationship with her stepson.

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Taglines:

Love makes everything possible.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Emilia and William are sitting in the park, William says "If you go to Collegiate, you can go to Harvard," Emilia responds "Harvard sucks." Natalie Portman, who plays Emilia, attended Harvard. See more »

Goofs

When William is piloting the boat at the end of the movie, his hair changes style multiple times. At first it has a part in the bangs, then the part goes away, then the part returns exactly where it was before. See more »

Quotes

Emilia: Why is she dead?
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Connections

Referenced in Conan: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Humor Truck (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

DO YOU REALIZE?
Written by Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd, Michael Ivins, Dave Fridmann
Performed by The Flaming Lips
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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It's just the life as it is.
14 July 2011 | by kin-emailSee all my reviews

unlike the comment i've just read through, i don't see this movie is trying to make Emilia (natalie Portman) as any kind of hero. Rather, I see how this movie portraits how contradictory life is, got married with someone who's changed over time and the sparks are not there anymore, seeing a man who you fall in love in first sight but he's married, grow up in a broken family angry with the irresponsible dad but turned out everyone forgive him for nothing, giving birth to a baby but it dies in 3 days, have to be step-mother dealing with a "son" that's not yours, all these make Emilia lost, she started pissing off people, from strangers to her husband, she did try fixing all those from time to time but either she did it the wrong way or it just so happened that things are too complicated to straighten out, life's just too complicated. at the end everyone around her cannot put up with her anymore, not even her husband...

and probably all she's done was due to that at the bottom the heart there was a knot, a thing that she couldn't let go couldn't forgive herself, until Carolyne told her no, u didn't do it, it wasn't your fault.

after then, she changed, but only to find that the world is not like the same, no matter what she does things done are irreversible, and no matter how u apologize or make your talk the ones who was once closest to u can simply turn their back to u giving u an answer "no, i cannot do it", and this is a very true portrait of life, and it touches me.

to me, i don't see any ethical problem or anythg like such in the movie, after all it's not uncommon to see more hysterical stuff happening around us in this world this story is just about life and how tiny and complicated it can be to every of us.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2010 (Russia) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,224, 6 February 2011

Gross USA:

$25,423

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,451,343
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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