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'Love and Other Impossible Pursuits' is Finally Getting Released

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December 14, 2010
Source: IFC Films

Natalie Portman

It's been two years since we heard about the adaptation of Love and Other Impossible Pursuits starring Natalie Portman and over a year since the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. It seemed the film would never see release, but now IFC Films (via The Playlist) has finally set the film for a February 4th theatrical release (though it will likely be a limited engagement). In addition, the adaptation from director Don Roos has bailed on the original title and has since been dubbed The Other Woman, which is probably an attempt to differentiate itself from Love and Other Drugs, another dramatic romance. Read on!

Since the film apparently received mostly negative reviews at TIFF, the release is likely positioned to capitalize on all the awards season buzz Portman is generating for her fantastic turn in Black Swan. However, the indie does sound somewhat interesting as the story follows a Harvard law school graduate (Portman) who just recently married Jack (Scott Cohen), a high-powered New York lawyer, who was her boss – and married – when she began working at his law firm. Unfortunately, her life takes an unexpected turn when Jack and Emilia lose their newborn daughter. Emilia struggles through her grief to connect with her new stepson William (Charlie Tahan), but is finding it hard to connect with this precocious child. More trouble surrounds her grief with the constant interferences of her husband’s angry, jealous ex-wife, Carolyn (Lisa Kudrow). Since I'll watch Portman in almost anything, hopefully I'll get to check it out for myself. Interested?

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  • beavis
    sorry ethan, i think portmans over-rated. (she's ok as an actress but wouldn't make my top 10 of actresses today.) if the plot was more interesting, i'd check this out. however, this story sounds like one that should never have been made.
  • Xerxex
    I'll see it.
  • Bob
    I've seen this movie and I thought it was incredibly moving. Portman gives a good performance, and Kudrow is phenomenal. If you are into movies about families, without all the Hollywood fairytale bits, then I would definitely recommend you see this.
  • Carladot20
    I was deeply moved by this movie. It is about healing and adapting in a harsh world of reality. Strongly recommended.

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