Natalie Portman’s LOVE AND OTHER IMPOSSIBLE PURSUITS now titled THE OTHER WOMAN, finds a release date

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
December 14th, 2010

With BLACK SWAN set to hit theaters in wide release in the coming days, actress Natalie Portman has not only garnered herself a massive amount of Oscar buzz, but one of her latest films, LOVE AND OTHER IMPOSSIBLE PURSUITS, has finally nabbed a release date.

Thanks to IFC (via The CriterionCast), the film, which has already seen a release in multiple foreign markets, will hit theaters on February 4, a month after its January 1, 2011 release on VOD.

LOVE, now officially titled THE OTHER WOMAN, stars Portman and is directed by Don Roos, and while it’s received relatively middling buzz, the film still boasts an impressive cast. It follows a woman who, after stealing a man from his wife, must deal with her new stepson and the relationship that creates.

Now, while the film may have a bit of a problem when trying to get audiences to fall for a character that they may inherently dislike, with a cast including Portman, it’s going to be hard to convince me that this film isn’t an absolute must-see. Here’s the film’s full synopsis:

"The radiant Natalie Portman (CLOSER, BLACK SWAN) lights up the screen in this frank, funny, and heart-wrenching adaptation of bestselling author Ayelet Waldman’s novel about life, loss, and family directed by Don Roos (THE OPPOSITE OF SEX, HAPPY ENDINGS).

Emilia (Portman) is a Harvard law school graduate and a newlywed, having just married Jack (Scott Cohen, THE UNDERSTUDY), a high-powered New York lawyer, who was her boss – and married – when she began working at his law firm. Unfortunately, her life takes an unexpected turn when Jack and Emilia lose their newborn daughter. Emilia struggles through her grief to connect with her new stepson William (Charlie Tahan, I AM LEGEND), but is finding it hard to connect with this precocious child. Perhaps the most difficult obstacle of all for Emilia is trying to cope with the constant interferences of her husband’s angry, jealous ex-wife, Carolyn (Lisa Kudrow)."

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  • B Wycke

    I am delighted about this because I read the book a few years ago and yes the character is unlikeable but it’s still a very good story .
    We don’t always like the people who come into our lives.
    I was not sorry I read the book.

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