"The unexamined life is not worth living": Socrates,
Greek philosopher in Athens (469-399BCE),
as quoted in Plato: Dialogues, Apology 38a
Monday, May 12, 2014
The Other Woman: Monday, May 5 2014
I saw this film for the second time and enjoyed it just as much. To see Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann play off each other is so entertaining, and I enjoyed Kate Upton's performance and thought she did a great job. It is a light story, treated lightly, but for many women who have found themselves in this kind of situation, this film must be quite cathartic. Melissa Stack really understands the narcissistic personality, and how women feel trapped in this kind of situation.
It occurred to me that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a great sport to play the part of the cheating narcissistic male, against such a bevy of beautiful women. The competition is fierce, but he does play the part well. He is so obnoxious that I didn't really feel any sympathy for him when he receives his well deserved comeuppance.
Taylor Kinney as the brother of the wife, is absolutely gorgeous. He underplays his part, but his gorgeousness shines through. He is the quiet, strong guy, unaware of his attractiveness, kind and supportive: just the kind of man women find irresistible.
Altogether, a fun film, and the men added to it. I noticed this the second time around.