By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 28, 2010 at 2:57AM
After opening in a handful of foreign territories including Russia and France, the Natalie Portman-led “Love And Other Impossible Pursuits” now known as “The Other Woman,” is finally gearing up for a release on this side of the ocean and now has a fresh trailer and poster for the film.
Directed by Don Roos (”The Opposite Of Sex,” “Happy Endings”), the film premiered last year at TIFF to largely negative reviews. Starring Natalie Portman, Lisa Kudrow and Lauren Ambrose, the film tells the story of Emilia (Portman) who steals a man from his wife and then must bond with her new stepson. Frankly it all looks kind of soap opera-y and overbearing, but the one sheet isn't too shabby.
It’s tricky fare to be certain, but IFC are wisely planning to piggyback on Portman’s “Black Swan” success. The film will be available via On Demand starting on January 1st and it will get what we presume will be a very limited theatrical release on February 4th. And oh yeah, Portman got engaged and is pregnant. We're weeping a single fanboy tear. Looks like we gotta find someone else to be our girlfriend. Synopsis and trailer after the jump. [Vulture]
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).