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When attending their son's college graduation, a couple reignite the spark in their relationship...but the complicated fact is they're divorced and he's remarried.
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 6.6/10 (33,067 voted)
Critic's Score: 57/100
Stars: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin
Storyline During his son's college graduation, Jane hooks up with her ex-husband, Jake, who's married to a younger woman. As if being your ex's mistress isn't tough enough, Jane also finds herself drawn to Adam, a smitten architect.
Cast: Meryl Streep
Mary Kay Place
Robert Curtis Brown
Filming Locations: 714 West Potrero Road, Hidden Valley, Westlake Village, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $22,100,822
(27 December 2009)
(28 March 2010)
Did You Know?
The film's depiction of recreational marijuana smoking in an innocent manner without consequences is rumored to be the main reason for its R rating by the MPAA.
In the scene where Gabby is about to leave home for College she sits in the Toyota Prius and the steering wheel is upright, when the camera returns to her the steering wheel has turned and is almost upside down.
Home Sweet Home.
Meyers Best...Streep sexy at 60
In the best work of her career Nancy Meyers presents the funny comedy,
It's Complicated starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin.
This fast-paced, smart comedy is everything in a mature work that
didn't succeed with films such as Something's Gotta Give. Meyers
creates three authentic characters with sympathy and everyday qualities
that make them identifiable and first-class writing genius.
The film tells the story of Jane (Streep), who's ten year post-divorce
from Jake (Baldwin), who left her for a much younger woman, hasn't
necessarily become water under the bridge. Trying to find some type of
happiness in her later years, she meets Adam (Martin), a sensitive
architect, who is designing her new kitchen and has had his fair share
of divorce stories in the past. But when attending their son's college
graduation, Jane and Jake find that everything is as simple as it once
The cast here is one of the best ensemble works of the year. Meryl
Streep is naturalistic and in top form showing her sexier side at 60.
Streep shows that she can still create a character from scratch and
make the woman as real as anyone walking down the streets of New York
City. It's one of her funnier turns in years.
Alec Baldwin, in one of his best performances to date, shows immaturity
and careless can get you far in a film. Showing top comedic work,
Baldwin seems in the hunt for Oscar recognition. His charm and
magnetism is quite surprising as we haven't seen him give a performance
this funny ever, not even in his hit sitcom "30 Rock." Steve Martin,
who I have found overdoes his comedy in some of his later years in film
is in control and utterly enjoyable. Martin shows a sensitive side
reminiscent of his works in Roxanne and Parenthood, and finds an
audience cheer with empathetic tendencies can get you right back to
what you do best. It's a return to form for Martin.
John Krasinski, who plays Harley, one of Jane's daughter's fiancée, is
totally hilarious and drives away from the comedy we once found funny
in his "Jim" on NBC's hit sitcom "The Office." Krasinski, in many ways
upstages some of the veterans on film as he steals a lot of the
spotlight. Krasinski is an outstanding talent to watch out for in the
near future as he branches out into more demanding roles.
It's Complicated couldn't have succeeded without Nancy Meyers finally
showing what good writing can do with the right people, time, and
effort put into place. It's the work of her career and she remains a
dark horse for an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Though
the film will definitely appeal to an older generation, the younger can
appreciate the zeal and comical dialogue shared between the players.
The film does run a bit long and loses some of it's spark in the finale
act, but it's pure entertainment and a must-see of the holiday season.