Watch: If I Were You 2012 123movies, Full Movie Online – Two women who meet by chance make a pact to fix their unhappy lives: they will each do what the other one says. But one has a secret: She knows her husband is sleeping with the younger woman. Madelyn’s plan backfires when aspiring actress Lucy orders her to play King Lear in a very amateur production, with Lucy playing the Fool. Madelyn’s life is transformed in unexpected ways as, like Lear, she struggles with matters of mortality and betrayal, loyalty, and love..
Plot: When a woman tries to outwit her husband’s sexy young mistress, the unexpected consequences include starring as King Lear in a very amateur production – with the mistress, an aspiring actress, playing The Fool.
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|6.9/10 Votes: 2,227|
|13% | RottenTomatoes|
|28/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 29 Popularity: 2.712 | TMDB|
Brilliant! With Meaning. Well done.
This is a real gem of a movie written and directed by Joan Carr-Wiggin, who did an outstanding job at both. The writing was witty, highly intelligent and crisp, without being snappy or predictable, but embodying mature depth and strength. This film is one of those unforgettable films that reach into the inner core of the heart – yet is handled unconventionally and with more savvy than one has come to expect in these genres.
Marcia Gay Harden is outstanding in this film. Outstanding, deep, multifaceted. It was a joy just to watch her. There is so much about this movie that felt rich – certainly not your average shallow Hollywood product.
I look forward to more films by Joan Carr-Wiggin.
This Movie is Hilarious
“If I Were You” is brilliantly funny. The writing is clever, fresh and funny. And the directing brings out hilarious performances. I just wonder why I never heard of the film before yesterday.
Marcia Gay Harden shakes from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet – as women do when they learn their husbands are having an affair. And her immediate actions start a comedic snowball that she just can’t get away from.
Without giving a spoiler, just wait until you see her at work. Best and most honest conference room scene ever.
I read a few reviews of “If I Were You” by some clueless movie critics who must be so entrenched in the Hollywood machine they just wouldn’t know a truly funny movie if it slapped them in the face.
Why only a 9? (1) It is a bit long for an easy Saturday night watch-after-the- kids-are-in-bed movie. (2) the bottle of scotch gag goes on too long. Other than that — I love it.
The previous night I watched Nancy Meyers “The Holiday” and agonized through the first lame, predictable hour before it got interesting – I say “If I were You” is much better written and directed. So watch it.
I’m a little embarrassed that I never heard of this writer-director before, but then Hollywood has made a full-time job of pushing intelligent women and their intelligent films to the side so that some truly horrible men can stay in control.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Joan Carr-Wiggin
Writer Joan Carr-Wiggin
Actors Marcia Gay Harden, Leonor Watling, Joseph Kell
Country United Kingdom, Canada
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Camera Red One Camera
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A