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When a woman tries to outwit her husband’s mistress, her plan backfires, and she ends up playing King Lear in an amateur production of the play with the mistress, an aspiring actress, playing the Fool.

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Release date: Mar 15, 2013
 
Movie Reviews:
  • 50
    New York Post - by Lou Lumenick
    If I Were You has more than its share of laughs, but director Joan Carr-Wiggin needed to cut half an hour to make this fly without interest flagging. She had the exact same problem with her last movie, “A Previous Engagement.’’ ...read more

  • 50
    Slant Magazine - by Nick Schager
    A wannabe French-style infidelity farce that keeps indulging in unnecessary bathos and subplots. ...read more

  • 40
    Time Out New York - by Andrew Schenker
    It’s a complex geometry that’s mined for some interesting perspectives on romantic fulfillment, but the film’s comic sense (exemplified by a drunken Harden acting inappropriately) is slack and its dramatic conclusion unfulfilling. ...read more

  • 20
    Los Angeles Times - by Robert Abele
    This is Nancy Meyers territory, but leaden with passé observations about lovelorn women...and hardly ebullient as either oddball-pair comedy or housewife-revenge fantasy. ...read more

  • 20
    New York Daily News - by Joe Neumaier
    Hardworking Oscar winner Harden and beguiling Spanish star Watling do nothing for this haphazard film, which belatedly decides it wants to be a stage satire as the women lark into a ridiculous avant-garde production of “MacBeth.” Bloody awful. ...read more

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