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The Other Man

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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-

The Other Man is self-conscious, overproduced, overacted Euro-marital hoo-ha in which a husband (Liam Neeson) uncovers the existence of another man (Antonio Banderas) in the life of his wife (Laura Linney), who disappears one day. So naturally, the cool, tweedy husband snoops around by establishing a friendship with the hot, brilliantined, unsuspecting lover. Chess is played. Flashbacks are flashed. Red high-heeled footwear is involved, as is travel to Lake Como — lucky actors! For a much better use of Neeson and Linney as Mr. and Mrs., check out Kinsey. C?

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