This Rotten Week: Predicting The Other Woman, Brick Mansions And The Quiet Ones Reviews

By Doug Norrie 2014-04-20 18:25:59discussion comments
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Big movie weeks are ahead of us, and this is the crappy quiet before the awesome. Hold fast Rotten Week-ites, better times are coming. But for now we have other women, brick mansions and quiet ones to talk about.

Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at what This Rotten Week has to offer.

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Rotten Watch Prediction
I was watching the trailer for this movie and Little Rotten Week walked into the room. She asked if she could watch what I was watching. I said no. She asked if it was because the trailer was scary. I said, "Only scary in how bad it looks."

Want to see what I mean? Take a gander at The Other Woman trailer:



In a film certain to set back feminism and women’s lib another couple of decades, The Other Woman appears to fall into the fatal trap many films do that are about relationships with female leads. In what is promoted as female empowerment, in the way these beautiful women set about to "destroy" the man that has f@#ed them over, it really conveys a message opposite to its purported proposed agenda. Actual female empowerment wouldn’t concern revenge, but rather liberation. Empowered women would just move on from this cheating loser. But instead three gorgeous and intelligent women will devote their entire beings and all of their resources to maintain focus on the bad guy, thereby lending credence to his actions.

I get it’s supposed to be a comedy, but no part of the trailer was funny, so watching it under that premise is tough. The Other Woman looks gross. The worst kind of movie. Playing to lowest common denominator in terms of story, gags, cliches and really just about everything else. Directed by Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook-52%, Alpha Dog-55%), The Other Womanis already trending the wrong way with critics (45% after 11 reviews) and will keep heading down as the week goes on.
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