COMEDY; 1hr 49min
STARRING: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton
Dog days: Mann
At 41, Cameron Diaz is every inch gorgeous yet (mature) woman enough that when her love-wearied attorney, Carly, complains that “I’m too old for this shit — I’ve been dating for decades,” you believe her. Carly is royally cheesed because the smooth operator she’s been seeing (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Mark) turns out to be a married snake in the suburban grass. Not only does Mark have a wife (Mann as Kate) but she’s a babbling, overcharged nurturing bundle who thinks nothing of showing up at Carly’s law firm and letting fly with a panic attack.
In the real and relatively mean-spirited world, the cool customer and the distraught missus would probably loathe each other. In The Notebook director Nick Cassavetes’s, femme-friendly scheme of things, energetically scripted by Melissa Stack, they buddy up, track down and recruit Mark’s newest, bodacious girl (Upton. And how!) and take sweet revenge. To which we in the Sisterhood say Yay and Go Them, even knowing full well that this is a wishful twist on a harsh reality. The ladies are great value, though, and their shared payback is a girl-power sucker punch. So Yay it is.