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.

2009120 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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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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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

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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

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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

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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.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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

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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.

2.0
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I haven't laughed so much in ages. Great movie, excellent cast - well worth a watch.

5.0
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3 way relationships con be complicated and this film does it so well. There is laugh out loud and emotional stuff here. The pot smoking scene at the party is really funny. Would easily see again

5.0
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Laugh out loud funny but then Meryl Streep can do no wrong. It is one of those movies you watch again and again

5.0
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The best bits are all revealed in the trailer; the rest is cheesey. Fine if you are after a bit of fluff, and want to enjoy Streep and Baldwin light up the screen with their ease with aging. Baldwin seems to enjoy making his character intentionally fake. Lucky they are both so watchable.

2.0
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What is it with movie critics these days? Of course it's not "film festival" calibre! It's not meant to be! And it's NOT too long! (Try sitting through 3-hour long "Avatar" with "3-D's" on for goodness sakes!) This movie has a GREAT cast, it's warm, it's fun, it's sad, not too heavy, not too light, it's "good looking"- Oh my! It must be entertainment!...

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

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

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

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.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

2.0
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I haven't laughed so much in ages. Great movie, excellent cast - well worth a watch.

5.0
0

3 way relationships con be complicated and this film does it so well. There is laugh out loud and emotional stuff here. The pot smoking scene at the party is really funny. Would easily see again

5.0
0

Laugh out loud funny but then Meryl Streep can do no wrong. It is one of those movies you watch again and again

5.0
0

The best bits are all revealed in the trailer; the rest is cheesey. Fine if you are after a bit of fluff, and want to enjoy Streep and Baldwin light up the screen with their ease with aging. Baldwin seems to enjoy making his character intentionally fake. Lucky they are both so watchable.

2.0
0

What is it with movie critics these days? Of course it's not "film festival" calibre! It's not meant to be! And it's NOT too long! (Try sitting through 3-hour long "Avatar" with "3-D's" on for goodness sakes!) This movie has a GREAT cast, it's warm, it's fun, it's sad, not too heavy, not too light, it's "good looking"- Oh my! It must be...

4.0
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