Adam is the son of a wealthy Egyptian-American family who is studying at UCLA and returns home for a brief vacation. Upon his arrival he meets beautiful reporter Hanane, with whom he begins an intense love affair, and eventually they marry. Trouble arises when Hanane' s journalistic interests lead her to the corrupt business affairs of Adam's parents, who are interested in building an American tourist compound that would allow Americans further control of Egypt's tourist industry, and make them a whole lot richer.
In “The Other Woman,” a comedy directed by Nick Cassavetes, Cameron Diaz plays a lawyer who learns that her lover is not only married, but has other girlfriends as well.
2014-04-24 | STEPHEN HOLDEN | Read the New York Times Review of The Other Woman
John Groberg (Christopher Gorham), the narrator and hero of "The Other Side of Heaven," is a Mormon missionary dispatched to the Tongan islands in the Pacific Ocean immediately after his high school graduation in the 1950's. Although the movie, inspired by Mr. Groberg's memoir "In the Eye of the Storm," is supposedly based on fact, any resemblances between its characters' behavior and real people are glancing. What sets this syrupy swatch of kitsch apart from other films peddling a dogmatic religious agenda is the serious money that obviously went into it. — Stephen Holden
2002-04-12 | Stephen Holden | Read the New York Times Review of The Other Side of Heaven
At 29, Alejandro Amenabar, a Spanish filmmaker directing his first English-language movie, shows an impressive mastery of the ghost-story form. He sends his camera down shadowy corridors and into cavernous rooms to create a mood of elegant dread. Though a bit too long, and too cluttered in the middle, "The Others" is persuasively spooky, and even manages to be poignant, thanks to a fierce performance by Nicole Kidman. She plays a woman living with her two children and three peculiar servants in a fog-shrouded house on the island of Jersey, in the English Channel. - A. O. Scott
2001-08-10 | A. O. Scott | Read the New York Times Review of The Others