The Other Woman
USA, 2009, 119 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Womens Issues
35mm presentation - The radiant Natalie Portman (CLOSER, BLACK SWAN) lights up the screen in this frank, funny, and heart-wrenching adaptation of bestselling author Ayelet Waldman’s novel about life, loss, and family directed by Don Roos (THE OPPOSITE OF SEX, HAPPY ENDINGS).
Emilia (Portman) is a Harvard law school graduate and a newlywed, having just married Jack (Scott Cohen, THE UNDERSTUDY), a high-powered New York lawyer, who was her boss – and married – when she began working at his law firm. Unfortunately, her life takes an unexpected turn when Jack and Emilia lose their newborn daughter. Emilia struggles through her grief to connect with her new stepson William (Charlie Tahan, I AM LEGEND), but is finding it hard to connect with this precocious child. Perhaps the most difficult obstacle of all for Emilia is trying to cope with the constant interferences of her husband’s angry, jealous ex-wife, Carolyn (Lisa Kudrow).
DIRECTOR: Don Roos
Principal Cast: NATALIE PORTMAN, LISA KUDROW, SCOTT COHEN, CHARLIE TAHAN, LAUREN AMBROSE, MICHAEL CRISTOFER, DEBRA MONK, ELIZABETH MARVEL, ANTHONY RAPP
US Distributor: IFC Films
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