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The Other Man

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Liam Neeson, Romola Garai, ...
Nicola Dove

The Other Man

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
90 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/25/09
performer:
Antonio Banderas, Liam Neeson, Romola Garai, Laura Linney
director:
Richard Eyre
distributor:
Image Entertainment
author:
Richard Eyre
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C-

STARRING Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas, Laura Linney
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Richard Eyre

Adapted from a short story by Bernhard Schlink (The Reader), The Other Man stars Liam Neeson as a stoic man who learns that his wife (Laura Linney) may have a secret Spanish lover (Antonio Banderas) and sets off to track down his rival. Though Linney hadn’t shot many full-on sex scenes, director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal) says she was unfazed by the film’s nude sequences. ”I think it was fun for Laura to play a character where she wasn’t self-denying,” says Eyre. The $12 million production, which premiered last year at Toronto, faces a tricky marketing challenge. Eyre is unsure if Neeson will be up to making the promotional rounds so soon after his wife Natasha Richardson’s tragic death in March. ”It’s a film about grief,” explains Eyre. ”It’s bound to be painful for him.”

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