IT’S COMPLICATED Movie Review
It’s Complicated was just released to theaters today Christmas Day 2009. IT’S COMPLICATED stars Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, and is directed by Nancy Meyers.
It’s Complicated Synopsis: Jane (Streep) is the mother of three grown kids, owns a thriving Santa Barbara bakery/restaurant 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 the unimaginable—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. Should Jane and Jake move on with their lives, or is love truly lovelier the second time around? It’s… complicated.
If you are planning to go see the movie, here are a few movie reviews from around the web to help you make up your mind.
Monsters and Critics
Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin do their best with ho hum material in this throw back to the 30’s. It concerns the very rich living in gorgeous homes whining about their love lives. As in the 30’s, such a privileged cinematic world represents escape from the crushingly bad economic tone of the current times. So It’s Complicated is both lovely and super annoying. Read More.
We’ve all been there before, right? You live alone in a palatial Santa Barbara house with a kitchen that you constantly want to renovate even though it features two ovens. Your kids have grown up and moved on with their lives but they’re magically back home all the time, wandering around sleepy in pajamas or hosting parties at their own tastefully decorated beige homes. Your ex-husband left you for a younger woman but still makes charming conversation with you at oceanside parties, your handsome architect will wait around like a puppydog until your next date, and a trip to New York is as easy as booking two rooms at a gorgeous Park Avenue hotel. Read More.
There are romantic comedies and then there are romantic comedies. It’s one of the most over-done, cliched genres out there, but when done right and lead by some of the best actors currently gracing the silver screen, they can be worth your while. Although It’s Complicated is not the best film of the year, there are plenty of great moments that make it the perfect, easy to watch, comedy for the Holidays… Read More.
Watch the trailer below.