It’s Complicated—Movie

It’s Complicated, written and directed by Nancy Meyers, stars Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin and the most fabulous kitchen in the history of moviedom. Bottom line—this movie is very good, very funny and has much more depth to it than I expected. Streep plays bakery owner extraordinaire Jane Adler, amicably divorced for about 10 years from lawyer Jake (Alec Baldwin). Steve Martin (Adam) is the architect designing Jane’s new kitchen. The film is basically the story of a woman in her mid-to-late fifties (Streep) who suddenly finds herself pursued by and attracted to two very different men…her ex-husband with whom she had three children and who left her for a much younger woman and is still married to her, albeit not happily… and her soft spoken architect. The leads are great and have terrific chemistry, particularly that of Streep and Baldwin. Pig that his character might be, Baldwin plays him with such relish, fearlessness and good-will that you can’t help but root for him despite his flaws.

The past year had many attempts at romantic comedies and only two of them worked…500 Days of Summer and now It’s Complicated.

3 1/2 nuggets out of 4

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2 Responses to “It’s Complicated—Movie”

  1. jmmnewaov2 Says:

    Hi Joan – thanks for the review.

    Liked that line you wrote about Baldwin playing Jake with relish, fearlessness, and good will.

    Another review that I read said that Baldwin mailed it in. His acting of course.

    I didn’t see it that way and neither did you.
    My full take on the film is here if you’re interested.
    http://jmmnewaov2.wordpress.com/2010/01/06/its-complicated/

    jmm

    Like

  2. Joan Fuchsman Says:

    Thanks. I enjoyed reading your review. Looks like we’re in complete agreement.
    Joan

    Like

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