It’s Complicated (2009)

It’s Complicated (2009)
  • Time: 120 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Romance
  • Director: Nancy Meyers
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin


When brought together at a family event, two exes find themselves oddly attracted to each other after ten years of divorce. Although the couple think that this affair will stay in a different state, it brings itself back to their own city and disrupts their personal lives. While the couple still maintain other romances, they cannot help but to continue with their affair.

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  • ‘It’s Complicated’ definitely looks like your typical Hollywood romcom. It has that polished elegant look, the usual soft music and the story itself isn’t anything new. But what made this work is its three leads: Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin and Meryl Streep. Baldwin and Streep’s scenes together are hilarious and they have an electric chemistry. Kudos to Baldwin for being brave enough to show his fat (which isn’t much of a pleasant sight). I must further add that too much of the first hour focuses on their affair and the film tends to drag.

    Martin and Streep are awesome together as well and they really do look like a very romantic couple. Their romantic scenes together are endearing and sweet. For a change, Martin is restrained here and he brings out Adam’s vulnerability and and quiet dignity with grace. Streep is brilliant as the lonely divorcée who rediscovers passion in the wrong place. She looks sizzling too.

    The younger cast isn’t particularly impressive but in all fairness their roles wee clichés. Even though Lake Bell is cast as the ‘evil trophy wife’ she does have one very good acting moment which takes place at a party sequence where Agness realizes that her husband is in love with his mistress who also happens to be his ex-wife.

    Overall, ‘It’s Complicated’ isn’t anything unique but it doesn’t make for bad viewing either. It’s three principle leads are the main reason to watch it and of course Jane’s cuisine.

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