The Other Man

May 27, 2009 0 By Fans
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Plot

The story of a husband who suspects his wife of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man in her life.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 5.5/10 (4,599 voted)

Critic's Score: 34/100

Director:
Richard Eyre

Stars: Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas, Laura Linney

Storyline
In Cambridge, the software engineer Peter (Liam Neeson) and the shoe designer Lisa are successful in their careers and have been happily married for twenty-five years. They have an adult daughter, Abigail, and Lisa frequently travels to Milano to do business with the Gianni & Gianni Company. When Lisa is gone, Peter finds a message in her cellular and decides to snoop her e-mails and discovers in a secret folder named Love that she had a lover, Ralph. Peter travels to Milano and stalks Ralph; he finds that the man plays chess in a bar. Peter gets close to Ralph and discusses his relationship with Lisa without knowing that he is her husband.

Writers: Richard Eyre, Bernhard Schlink

Cast:

Laura Linney

Lisa


Antonio Banderas

Ralph


Liam Neeson

Peter


Romola Garai

Abigail


Abigail Canton

Designer


Pam Ferris

Vera


Paterson Joseph

Ralph


Craig Parkinson

George


Lola Peploe

Eleanor


Sophie Wu

Shop Assistant


Richard Graham

Eric


Lisa McDonald

Receptionist


Emma Fielding

Gail


Paul Ritter

Guy


Amanda Drew

Joy

Taglines:
Is knowing the truth worth living a lie?



Details

Official Website:
Image Entertainment [United States]|

Release Date: 27 May 2009

Filming Locations: Ealing Studios, Ealing, London, England, UK



Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000

(estimated)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Laura Linney replaced Juliette Binoche.

Goofs:

Continuity:
Antonio Banderas' character runs past a public square where a man is sitting with luggage and a red jacket slung over the backpack, a second later Liam Neeson's character passes the same man who is now wearing the jacket but is in the same position.

Quotes:

Abigail:
[answering phone]
Hello? Dad?

Peter:
Listen, can I talk to you?

Abigail:
Yeah. Just talk dad, it's what people do on phones.



User Review

Sensitive study of infidelity. loss and loneliness

Rating: 8/10


Richard Eyre has carefully constructed an intimate tale of a man who
discovers his wife's infidelity.

Liam Neeson and Antonio Banderas provide subtle and mature
performances, with Romola Garai outstanding as the daughter.

The film is beautifully shot on location in Milan and Lake Como as well
as in London and Ely.

The plot twists are effective, leaving one to reflect on how little we
can truly know of the people around us.

Nevertheless, the denouement feels a little forced, even if a logical
conclusion to the narrative.