The Other Woman (Love and Other Impossible Pursuits) (♦♦♦♦♦)

Natalie Portman delivers another searing performance as Emilia, a Manhattan attorney who has an affair with married lawyer Jack Woolf. Jack’s marriage crumbles under his affair with Emilia, and given that she is pregnant with his child, they get married. Then, tragedy strikes…Emilia’s loved ones know that she deeply cares about them and that she is reeling with despair, but she keeps saying hurtful words to them, not releasing her pain but keeping it inside. Then, she makes a stunning revelation to her husband and their marriage seems doomed. Emilia’s opportunity to forgive herself and others, come in the form of people she never expected.

This movie made me cry, softly, but surely. Natalie Portman shines again and is truly convincing as the woman who is falling apart by her pain and guilt. This film doesn’t have the depth of “Black Swan”, nonetheless it is another jewel.

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