The Other Woman, film review: Plenty of slapstick and sadistic humour in this "ladette" comedy
(12A) Nick Cassavetes, 109 mins Starring: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kate Upton
This is "ladette" cinema at its crudest, a raucous, fitfully funny comedy about three women cheated on by the same man. Bodily functions are to the fore.
Jokes about diarrhoea and vomiting in handbags are interspersed with crude slapstick – pratfalls, breakages – references to cellulite and bodily hair and plentiful scenes of alcohol-induced mayhem.
Cameron Diaz enjoys herself as the lawyer out for revenge against the married man (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game of Thrones) who tricked her into an affair. Lesley Mann is quietly subversive as the man’s sweet natured, seemingly simple-minded wife, befriended by Diaz.
The third wronged woman is the young and voluptuous Amber (Kate Upton). The plotting is predictable, the cameo from Nicki Minaj is pointless and some of the humour is sadistic in the extreme, but the film yields at least a few chuckles along the way.
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