Synopsis: A woman discovers her boyfriend is married, befriends his wife and then when they both discover he is cheating on them with a third woman, all three plot their revenge.
Stan's thoughts: From the premise, I was hoping this might be an intelligent and witty comedy aimed at women but instead we got something cliched, crude, dumb and at times offensive.
Cameron Diaz is a lawyer but doesn't use her brains until the very end in fact the first two thirds is a very, very long set up. Leslie Mann is the shrill and ditsy wife who is so annoying and ridiculous if I was married to her I think I would have had an affair and then the second mistress is, of course, young, stupid and has big tits.
Hollywood seems to think that hysteria is funny. It isn't, it is annoying. And, when hysteria isn't appropriate it resorts to ridiculous slapstick. (Dear Hollywood, people don't have to fall over/knock things over etc in order for it to qualify as a comedy).
The stereotypes were insulting as were such notions of women always having to be pristine and freshly waxed in order to be sexually attractive to their partners. Seriously, how did we get to this fantastical image of what beauty is in a woman?
I thought Inside Llewyn Davis was going to be my least favourite film of the year but that was just irritating, this made me angry. Avoid like the plague if you have a brain cell.
- Stan’s 20%
- IMDB 65%
- Metascore 39%
- Rotten Tomatoes 24%
- RT Audience Rating 68%