It's Complicated

It's Complicated

It's Complicated

Writer/director Nancy Meyers (What Women Want, Something’s Gotta Give) directs Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin in a romantic-comedy about the tricky complications of middle-aged affairs.

Jane (Streep) is the mother of three grown kids, owns a thriving bakery and has – after a decade of divorce – an amicable relationship with her ex-husband, attorney Jake (Baldwin). But when Jane and Jake find themselves out of town for their son’s college graduation, things start to get complicated. An innocent meal together turns into an affair.

With Jake remarried to the much younger Agness (Lake Bell), Jane is now, of all things, the other woman. Caught in the middle of their renewed romance is Adam (Martin), an architect hired to remodel Jane’s kitchen. Healing from a divorce of his own, Adam starts to fall for Jane, but soon realizes he’s become part of a love triangle.

2009Rating: M120 minsUSA
Romantic Comedy
Director:
Nancy Meyers ('The Holiday', 'Something's Gotta Give', 'What Women Want')
Writer:
Nancy Meyers
Cast:
Meryl StreepSteve MartinAlec BaldwinJohn KrasinskiHunter ParrishLake Bell

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It's Complicated / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Cute and clever though the plot may be, everything is played out in the broadest possible terms without an iota of nuance or subtlety.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The sum is a comedy that starts out slow and talky, picks up speed - and sexiness, and hysterics - somewhere in the middle, then drags to a stop when everyone starts confessing their feeeelings.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

You don't have to feel guilty for lapping up this froth. Just don't expect nourishment.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

It's Complicated drags on for longer than necessary, losing steam and laughs about three quarters of the way through, but with Streep and her co-stars in such fun fine form, it's easy to stick it out.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

What Meyers doesn't do is take chances. She sticks to formula and predictability. In "Complicated," this is as much a matter of casting as writing.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Like all Meyers’ films, it’s more about interior design porn than real human emotions and drags on for far too long. Still, Streep, Krasinski and Baldwin are so good, they almost make it work. Almost.

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