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|10 Jun|4 mins

6 Things we Learnt from 'The Other Woman'

To celebrate Kate Upton's birthday we’re honouring one of her finest moments...
Sarah Tarca
10 Jun
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It’s Kate Upton’s birthday. And to celebrate we’re honouring one of her finest moments (no, not *that* dance), but the movie The Other Woman where she plays, well, the other woman. Sure, on first view it seems like a typical chick flick where you’re not likely to learn much except the importance of a supportive bra, but on re-watching there were some surprising takeaways from it. Here’s what we learned:

News
|10 Jun|4 mins

6 Things we Learnt from 'The Other Woman'

To celebrate Kate Upton's birthday we’re honouring one of her finest moments...
Sarah Tarca
10 Jun
Share:

It’s Kate Upton’s birthday. And to celebrate we’re honouring one of her finest moments (no, not *that* dance), but the movie The Other Woman where she plays, well, the other woman. Sure, on first view it seems like a typical chick flick where you’re not likely to learn much except the importance of a supportive bra, but on re-watching there were some surprising takeaways from it. Here’s what we learned:

Still from The Other Woman via IMDB

1. Friendship can come from unlikely places.

Ok, so maybe befriending the mistress of your husband is a teeny bit of a stretch. But the reality is that often we’re more closed off than we like to admit, and maybe can’t see potential friendship through the patent platforms/ annoying laugh/ pro-Trump views. So maybe we could all stand to lose some judgment and see the person behind it all… and maybe even nab a new bestie in the process.

2. Also, new friends might have hot brothers… or fathers.

Here’s another definite upside to the whole making new friends thing: they may have brothers that look like Taylor Kinney. Or, if you like your men more like mature cheddar, you could always check out the (single) dads a ‘la Carly’s dad in The Other Woman, a particularly suave Don Johnson.

Nicki Minaj & the cast of The Other Woman via IMDB

3. Nicki Minaj is the oracle.

It’s slightly (ok, a lot) random that Nicki Minaj makes an appearance in this movie as the sassy assistant Lydia, but in doing so she does dish up some killer one liners (probs the best in the movie tbh) so we can forgive the weird casting. Best in show: “Selfish people live longer.”

Cameron Diaz & Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, The Other Woman via IMDB

4. Jamie Lannister looks fine in a suit.

After so long of seeing him as a one-handed, incest-loving bandit, it’s easy to forget that Jamie Lannister (well, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) lives in real time, and dayum can the man wear a suit.

5. Women don’t need to compete with other women.

Despite the cliché revenge plot/female empowerment vibe of this chick flick, it (thankfully) didn’t perpetuate another tired cliché: that women need to compete with other women. Instead of the women fighting and undermining each other to win the prize (the man, of course) here we see them celebrate each other and what they bring to the table, and concentrating on friendship instead.

The Other Woman via IMDB

6. We all really need to go to the Bahamas.

The Bahamas were totally a thing back in the ‘90s before everyone discovered Mexico and Croatia. And by the looks of it, it’s just as magic as back then. Just saying, like everything else from the ‘90s maybe it’s time to bring that baby back.

Brb, I’m going to pack.

Sarah Tarca
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