Love & Other Impossible Pursuits

Love makes everything possible.


Love & Other Impossible Pursuits
After conducting an affair with her boss, a young lawyer eventually bags him and his son. Unfortunately her life takes an unexpected turn when they lose their newborn daughter. She struggles through her grief to connect with her new stepson, but is finding it hard to connect with this precocious child. Perhaps the most difficult obstacle of all for her is trying to cope with the constant interferences of her husband's angry, jealous ex-wife. The film originally went to Video-on-Demand in the US and had a limited release recently because of Portman's awards nominations.

103 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex).
Comedy, Drama.

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Credits

Cast
Natalie Portman, Lisa Kudrow, Scott Cohen
Director
Don Roos
ScreenplayDon Roos, from the novel by Ayelet Waldman
MusicJohn Swihart
CinematographySteve Yedlin
EditingDavid Codron
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2009
Produced byIncentive Filmed Entertainment, Handsomecharlie Films, Is or Isn't Entertainment, Marc Platt Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageSome, moderate
NudityNone
SexMild
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsStrong well-crafted drama with adult themes revolving around the death of an infant child.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi quote iconDaughters dating their dads is not just a topic on Springer
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconNatalie Portman is baie goed
10
Cape Times
5
The Citizen
Leon van Nierop
12
Box Office
Mark Keizer quote iconThe Other Woman is what happens when a film director falls for a novel crammed with Incredible Moments of Heartbreaking Emotion and turns it into a movie crammed with Incredible Moments of Heartbreaking Emotion. It becomes a parade of interpersonal conflict and miserable circumstances that adds up to nothing less than angst-porn.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconA family drama that wants viewers to leave uplifted. Unfortunately, that's not really what happens.
13
Metacritic.com
16 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
37 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconNatalie Portman and Lisa Kudrow deliver fine performances in The Other Woman, but they're muted by Don Roos' clumsy direction and cluttered, melodramatic script
8

What the People say

Internet
339 Netizens quote iconThe Growth of Natalie Portman
13

Average .. 50%

10

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