Hotshot New York lawyer Carly (Cameron Diaz) unexpectedly befriends ditsy suburban housewife Kate (Leslie Mann) after learning that her handsome new boyfriend Mark (Game of Thrones’ Nicolaj Coster-Waldau) is actually Kate’s unfaithful husband in The Other Woman. Bonding over their mutual betrayal, the pair recruit another of Mark’s mistresses, Kate Upton’s voluptuous bimbo Amber, and concoct a plot to ensure the cheating womaniser gets his comeuppance. This could have been a crowd-pleasing tale of female solidarity and revenge along the lines of Nine to Five. Instead, thanks to tissue-thin characters, lame slapstick and excrementally bad gross-out comedy, it proves to be a glossy mess – and a waste of Diaz and Mann’s comic gifts.
Certificate 12. Runtime 105 mins. Director Nick Cassavetes.
Released on Blu-ray & DVD by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
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