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Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
The Other Woman (original title: Love and Other Impossible Pursuits) is a 2009 drama film written and directed by Don Roos. The film is based on the Ayelet Waldman novel Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and distributed by Incentive Film Distribution in the US. The film stars Natalie Portman, Lisa Kudrow, Scott Cohen, and Charlie Tahan. Emilia Greenleaf's (Portman) life is turned upside down when she gets pregnant with a married man's baby. After a quick divorce and a quick wedding, it is revealed through a series of flashbacks that her baby girl died of SIDS. Grieving the loss of her infant daughter Isabel, she is still coming to terms with her status as the second wife of lawyer Jack Woolf (Cohen). Vilified as a homewrecker, she attracts the unyielding ire of his embittered ex-wife Carolyn (Kudrow), who is revealed to also be pregnant (after she heard about Emilia's pregnancy, she realised that she too wanted another child). Emilia thinks that this is purely out of spite. Now she must come to terms with her stepson, William (Tahan), who upsets her with constant references to her dead baby.