Sunday, February 17, 2013

THE OTHER MAN : A FILM ABOUT A SUGAR MAMA

"THE OTHER MAN" : A FILM ABOUT A SUGAR MAMA

Liam Neeson acts as the husband. Antonio Bandaras acts as the Other Man. Laura Linney acts as the Sugar Mama!

This film's listed as a suspense thriller. I didn't find it to be, but it was interesting anyway.

He's in computers, she's in fashion, they are DINKS (Double Income With Kids).

She travels to Milan where she's in the shoe end of fashion. Milan, the fashion capital of Italy, is where she has her lover.

Then, she dies, but because she wants her husband to know the truth about her in death, if not in life, or maybe because she wants her lover to know the arrangement must end, she kind of hands him the first clue, a password left in her red shoes.  There are also clues in her cell phone, and pictures in her Love file on her personal apple computer.

The husband follows these clues till he meets the man his wife has been having an affair with for many years, the lover he never knew about and gets to know him.

She has also been financing this man, paying his debts, setting him up in a beautiful apartment. He's dashing, fun, and actually works at a humble job. At her memorial celebration, the husband, facing the truth about his wife's secret life, sits with her friends (many in the know) and the Other Man, to celebrate her life, and the acknowledgement of the truth.  How wonderful that unlike most movies about affairs there is no murder!

C 2008 Other Man Films LTD.
Bernhard Schlink was the writer of a short story this film was based upon.

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