Some Other Woman

Some Other Woman doesn’t tell us much about its psychological thriller of suspicion and distrust, but the audience believes they’re witnessing a ritual.

Eve (Amanda Crew of Chokeslam) feels like she’s being pushed out of her own existence. She already feels irrelevant after being dragged to the Cayman Islands by her husband Peter (Tom Felton of the Harry Potter franchise) as he seizes a business opportunity with is partner (Rick Fox).  But, her dreamlike disassociation takes a bizarre turn after Eve suspects a strange woman (The Retirement Plan’s Ashley Greene Khoury) to be borderline stalking her and Peter.  Peter doesn’t think anything is weird but, then again, his memories of Eve are changing without his knowledge despite the altercations he and Eve are having.  Delusional and heartbroken, Eve can’t believe what’s going on.  And soon enough, the steely-eyed woman that haunts Eve starts to feel the same.

Some Other Woman is an anomaly: the story is impossible to track, but the movie is still fun to follow.  As the viewer shifts between various possibilities ranging from metaphorical relationship claustrophobia to extreme supernatural theories, the quick-moving narrative keeps us on our toes.  The mind-bending realities experienced by these women are, impressively, operating on two speeds: changes happen in small spurts that are moving rapidly around them.  Similarly, director Joel David Moore – making his directorial debut after playing a catalogue of eccentric characters in studio comedies – identifies the genuine panic felt by these characters and channels it into a sci-fi scenario while also embracing trashier, melodramatic qualities.  It’s an odd combination and a daunting task for a filmmaker’s debut, but Moore rises to the occasion.

Some Other Woman is exciting in its vague and foggy final form, but the ambiguity doesn’t leave the viewer wanting to revisit the movie anytime soon to solve unanswered questions.  Instead, the movie aims for the subconscious and occupies your thoughts.  It’ll be quiet, and you’ll catch yourself having conversations about this movie – it’s actually kind of cool.  Don’t get too lost in your own thoughts though;  someone might be trying to erase you.


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