Nicola Dove
EW Staff
August 14, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Other Man

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
90 minutes
Limited Release Date
09/25/09
performer
Antonio Banderas, Liam Neeson, Romola Garai, Laura Linney
director
Richard Eyre
distributor
Image Entertainment
author
Richard Eyre
genre
Drama

We gave it a C-

STARRING Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas, Laura Linney
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Richard Eyre

Adapted from a short story by Bernhard Schlink (The Reader), The Other Man stars Liam Neeson as a stoic man who learns that his wife (Laura Linney) may have a secret Spanish lover (Antonio Banderas) and sets off to track down his rival. Though Linney hadn’t shot many full-on sex scenes, director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal) says she was unfazed by the film’s nude sequences. ”I think it was fun for Laura to play a character where she wasn’t self-denying,” says Eyre. The $12 million production, which premiered last year at Toronto, faces a tricky marketing challenge. Eyre is unsure if Neeson will be up to making the promotional rounds so soon after his wife Natasha Richardson’s tragic death in March. ”It’s a film about grief,” explains Eyre. ”It’s bound to be painful for him.”

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST