Madelyn Reid accidentally learns of her husband’s infidelity when she saves his sexy young mistress (TALK TO HER’s Leonor Watling) from a bungled suicide attempt. When her unsuspecting young rival suggests the two new “best friends” take each other’s advice—on everything—Madelyn sees an opportunity to seize the upper hand. But the plan backfires when the aspiring young actress insists Madelyn keep her end of the bargain—and orders her to star as King Lear in a very amateur production, with Lucy playing The Fool. Things really get out of control when Lucy starts giving Madelyn instructions on dealing with an amorous coworker and a handsome stranger (Aidan Quinn). Marcia Gay Harden gives a hilarious, touching and utterly believable performance in this delightful comedy about two women who become the unlikeliest of friends.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Buried in the bloat of Joan Carr-Wiggin's interminable "If I Were You" are the seeds of what might have been a lean, snappy farce about duplicitous, adulterous games.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 03.14.2013
If anything, that Harden shines in such a problematic starring role only reaffirms her stature.Robert Koehler, Variety, 03.14.2013
Harden is a wonderful actress but struggles to find the complexity in so strained a situation.Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 03.14.2013
Bloody awful.Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, 03.14.2013