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Dir: Denise Di Novi (15, 100 mins)

Established producer Denise Di Novi (Edward Scissorhands, Crazy Stupid Love) branches out into directing in this schlocky bit of nonsense as Katherine Heigl sets out to ruin the life of her ex-husband’s new wife, played by Rosario Dawson. It starts off with a bit of tension dropping off the daughter, but soon Heigl is changing Facebook details, hiding wedding rings and attacking the new wife with knives. All the while an ineffective, disbelieving husband Geoff Stuits hand wrings about the state of mind of both of his female spouses, former Charlie’s Angel Cheryl Ladd is on duty as Heigl’s mother and the plot clichés mount up. It’s a B movie, given conviction by its two leads, Heigl getting the chance to chew the scenery whilst Dawson is as good as ever, that falls into queasily post-feminist Hand That Rocks the Cradle/Fatal Attraction mode.

Opens April 21

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