Archive for April 25th, 2014

Movie Mayhem – The Other Woman

Comic timing is a fine art that very few understand how to make work. It takes a certain finesse mixed with a specific rhythm that when done well can make mediocre material brilliant. This special skill is on full display in the new movie starring Cameron Diaz, a decent comedienne who’s upstaged in every scene by the criminally underrated Leslie Mann. Like Diaz, Mann got her first big break in a Jim Carrey vehicle and used that opportunity to propel herself into a variety of supporting roles in films headlined by her male counterparts, unable to join Diaz under that same A-list umbrella where she truly belongs. For all intents and purposes, if it wasn’t for Mann, The Other Woman would have been nothing more than the overcooked turkey in Christmas Vacation —deliciously vibrant on the outside without a ounce of substance on the inside. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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