La Mujer de Mi Hermano (2006) You could dismiss this swankily shot Latin American trifle as an upscale soap opera, but that would be an insult to soap operas. La Mujer… 2006-04-14 R PT93M Drama Foreign Language Christian Meier Barbara Mori Angelica Aragon Manolo Cardona Lions Gate Films
Movie Review

La Mujer de Mi Hermano (2006)

MPAA Rating: R
NOVELA IDEA Even as a soap opera, Mujer 's melodrama (starring Meier and Mori, pictured) doesn't wash
NOVELA IDEA Even as a soap opera, Mujer's melodrama (starring Meier and Mori, pictured) doesn't wash
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Apr 14, 2006; Rated: R; Length: 93 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Foreign Language; With: Christian Meier and Barbara Mori; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

You could dismiss this swankily shot Latin American trifle as an upscale soap opera, but that would be an insult to soap operas. La Mujer de Mi Hermano is really two ''racy'' women's-magazine articles yoked into feature form. The first (''I Slept With My Husband's Brother'') sounds kinkier than it is: The husband (Christian Meier) is a dullard, the wife (Bárbara Mori) a vacuous beauty, the brother (Manolo Cardona) a cliché lout. The second (''Is Your Husband Gay?'') turns into camp when you learn the key character revelation is said husband's habit of getting his back waxed.

Originally posted Apr 19, 2006 Published in issue #874-875 Apr 28, 2006 Order article reprints