The trailer for The Other Woman has arrived, and the movie looks a lot better than I expected. Romantic comedies aren’t what they used to be. Nobody makes movies like When Harry Met Sally anymore! Instead we usually get crap like Bride Wars where two best friends act like total jerks while humiliating themselves over their competing wedding ceremonies. God, I hated that movie because it was so demeaning to women. I also hate that Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson took paychecks for that crap. Sadly that movie fits the recent trend of romcoms, which perpetuate the stereotype of petty, materialistic, warring women. Spare me, Hollywood.
Now The Other Woman looks fun and doesn’t “hilariously” pit women against each other for the sake of a man’s affections. Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton star as, “the lawyer, the wife, and the boobs,” respectively speaking. They all figure out that the same guy is yanking all their chains, so they team up to teach him a lesson. There’s never any question of them knocking each other around to “win” the man. This looks really funny and like a good female-bonding movie. Here’s the trailer:
So what do you think of Kate Upton’s big breakout in movies? She’s had a few minor film roles before, but this is the first time she’s getting some good airtime. Of course her rack is jiggling all over the place, and girl does look good. I think she’s supposed to play an airhead, which is exactly what she’s pulling off in the trailer. Leslie Mann is so lovely. I know some people don’t dig her and think she gets her roles because of her husband, Judd Apatow. To be fair, she appears in many of Judd’s films, but she holds her own well enough.
What I really like about this movie is how these women stick together and don’t even consider fighting over the loser guy. That’s pretty awesome.
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