‘The Other Woman’ Will Change Your Perspective on PYTs
I don’t know about you but when I think of “the other woman,” I think of a PYT, with questionable morals and a woman who unashamedly gets her hooks on a married man. And, while I know it takes two to tango (sort of speak), it seems “the other woman” is often the one who gets most of the blame when an affair breaks up a marriage.
In the soon to be released movie (release date is April 25, 2014), The Other Woman, which I saw at a private screening at the Crosby Street Hotel as part of POPSUGAR’s Girls Night Out event with a slew of some of my favorite bloggers, gave me a different perspective.
The movie offers a hilarious window into marriage, friendships, and even camaraderie among unlikely foes. It stars Kate King (played by Leslie Mann) a Stepford wife type of woman. Her days, it seems, consists of tending to her husband’s Mark [King] (played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) needs. Mark, on the other hand is a charming yet morally bankrupt banker type who manages to win the heart of Carly (played by Cameron Diaz). Carly, is the anti-Stepford wife; she is tenacious, successful and looking for love. Her search leads her to the footsteps of the very married Mark. As with all affairs, it soon becomes clear that both Kate and Carly are pining for the same man. But most unexpectedly, the duo forge a friendship that is warm and filled with so many comedic moments. As the two women build their unlikely friendship, it quickly becomes clear that there’s yet another woman.That woman Amber (played by Kate Upton), is exactly what you would expect–she is young and gorgeous. Yet, the two woman fully embrace Amber and the trio set on a world wind tour of girl power (yes girl power). The friendship, though seemingly outrageous feels empowering, and despite how it was created doesn’t seem forced.
Throughout the movie, there are so many laughable moments (of course) especially when Lydia (played by Nicki Minaq) comes on the screen with her hilarious one liners. However, there are also moments that are JUST a little too real. The Other Woman is offers a relatable movie watching experience as I saw or rather heard at the screening. We laughed, we chatted and had a great time.
After the movie was over, we had an informal Q&A with style maven Patricia Field who chatted about the silent story–the fashion-from the movie. Field, was so funny. She had so much to say about trends (she hates them FYI), dressing celebrities, working on set and so much more. But at the end of the end of the says “It’s not about me, it’s about the story and then the actors playing characters in the story.”
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Fox through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about The Other Woman, all opinions are my own.