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Two-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin star in this hilarious look at marriage, divorce and everything in between. Jane (Streep) has three grown kids, a thriving Santa Barbara bakery and an amicable relationship with her ex-husband, Jake (Baldwin). Now, a decade after their divorce, an innocent dinner between Jane and Jake turns into the unimaginable - an affair. Caught in the middle of their rekindled romance are Jake’s young wife and Adam (Martin), a recently divorced architect who starts to fall for Jane. Could love be sweeter the second time around? It’s… complicated! From writer/director Nancy Meyers comes the comedy that critics call "laugh-out-loud funny" (Rex Reed, The New York Observer).
It's delightful to see Meryl Streep come into her own as a romantic comedian in her later career years--after all the accolades, the Oscars, the serious-as-marble dramatic roles. Streep is in fact a true cutup, as she has demonstrated in films like Mamma Mia and Julie & Julia--and she gets the guy. So if Nancy Meyers's It's Complicated is perhaps a bit facile in the plot department, it's saved by a splendid romp of a performance by Streep (as Jane), along with her two leading men, Alec Baldwin (Jane's ex-husband, Jake) and Steve Martin (her supposed boyfriend, Adam). Meyers, as she did in Something's Gotta Give and Baby Boom, turns notions of over-the-hilldom--at least for women--on their ear. Streep's Jane is a contented, affluent divorcée with excellent taste in furnishings, happily about to preside over an empty nest and feeling just fine about it. Who should bump into, and ruin, this perfect solitude but Jane's ex, Jake, played to a pompous (and hilarious) fare-thee-well by Baldwin. "Turns out I'm a bit of a slut," chirps the sexually awakened Jane. The beauty of It's Complicated is that it really isn't all that complicated--its chemistry depends on the wonderful actors (including the supporting cast of John Krasinski, Lake Bell, Mary Kay Place, and Rita Wilson) and the oft-forgotten reality that people over 25 can have great sex, and fall head over heels. --A.T. Hurley
Stills from It's Complicated (Click for larger image)
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Nancy Meyers always delivers films that people love. I was surprised to see how many films I have loved over the years that she was involved with in one way or another....The Holiday, Something's Gotta Give, What Women Want, Father of the Bride 1 and 2, Protocol, Private Benjamin. REALLY? She is a GENIUS!! (I would love to meet her one day and just talk to her for an hour--although she'd find me quite inane and boring, I'm sure!)
Back to the film...pairing Alec Baldwin, Meryl Streep and Steve Martin was pure brilliance. You literally go through every possible emotion in this film. MEN LIKE IT TOO. It is NOT a chick flick!
Buy it! Because after you've seen it once, you will definitely want to revisit it again. I promise!
Meryl Streep plays a divorced woman who is a successful chef and owns a restaurant in Santa Barbara. Her ex played by Alec Baldwin is an attorney. He played around during the marriage and married a much younger woman with a young child who seems to be a devil. Steve Martin is an architect who is designing Meryl's new addition. Three grown children play a big part in this film. However, they cast the film, all three children could very well be Meryl's children. The son graduates from college in New York City and the whole clan, minus the new wife arrives for the weekend. Meryl and her ex end up in bed after a delightful evening together. Can this be real? A relationship between Meryl and Steve develops and what is to come? A very funny scene with nudity and a computer finally brings the answer.
A light adult comedy with some nudity- Alec's butt. An interesting story, the kind of lightweight film that we all look for at times.
Recommended. prisrob 04-28-10
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