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  • Summary: After almost ten years of marriage, the stunningly attractive Zoe (Mori) realizes that her marriage to Ignacio (Meier) no longer carries the passion and spark it once had. Emotionally adrift, she is left to search for those sensations once again, and soon finds herself seduced into the arms of Gonzalo (Cardona), her husband's brother. At first, Zoe becomes reinvigorated by the romance. But her decision soon launches a series of events that drives these three people through a gauntlet of revenge, secret and despair that will unravel them all. (Lionsgate) Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. As pared down, stylish and deceptively simple as the stark glass and concrete block inhabited by two of its main characters, La Mujer de Mi Hermano (My Brother's Wife) is an adultery drama that skips the big life lessons in favor of observing the mysteries of human interdependency and social behavior.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    63
    Some movies sell and you don't know why. With La Mujer de mi Hermano, a big-screen romantic drama with the aura of a nicely steamed telenovela, you know why: because the three stars look good in plush white bathrobes, that's why.
  3. Mexican soap opera star Bárbara Mori may be the most beautiful woman to grace an American screen this year, and female viewers may feel similarly about her male co-stars Christian Meier and Manolo Cardona. But a telenovela with three gorgeous actors is still a telenovela.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    40
    Soapy melodrama and a small-screen cast undermine the first-time director's efforts.
  5. The characters never come across as anything more than self-interested parties. It’s hard to have a rooting interest in any of their fates, and even less in the outcome of this movie.
  6. Reviewed by: Melissa Levine
    40
    Part of La Mujer's problem is its pace: Everything happens so slowly, and so meaningfully, that we see it coming for miles. Also, none of the three principals is remotely likable until the end.
  7. Reviewed by: Justine Elias
    25
    An oddly unsexy melodrama in which every supposedly shocking revelation (rape, incest, homosexuality, pedophilia) is treated with the same blithe shrug of recognition. It's numbing, especially with the film's deadly serious mood.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4