It's Complicated
directed by Nancy Meyers
(Universal, 2009)

Jane (Meryl Streep) and Jake (Alec Baldwin) have been divorced for 10 years now. He cheated on her with a younger woman, whom he later married. Jane continued her role as mother to their three children as well as owning a very successful, and might I add visually tempting, restaurant.

A chance encounter for their youngest son's college graduation has the couple back in the sack again. Jane's feeling pretty empowered cheating on the woman who broke up her marriage -- after all, she's not an adulteress if she had Jake first. And Jake, who is feeling pretty old and tired dealing with fertility treatments and a son who is young enough to be his grandson, is falling back in love with Wife No. 1.

Enter Adam (Steve Martin), the architect for the new addition to Jane's lovely home, and you've got a love triangle building. Add to that son-in-law-to-be Harley (John Krasinski), and you've got an ensemble cast that's taking Nancy Meyers' hilarious lines and turning them into a visual treat as well. Probably the funniest performance in the whole film is actually Harley, who discovers the affair and tries to keep it secret from his fiancee.

Overall, the music, scenery and acting is very well done. For so much attention to detail, I was somewhat disappointed to see the boom mic in several scenes; however, its appearance oddly added to my amusement at the whole film. If you're needing a break from the daily madness, this is definitely a film to see.

review by
Becky Kyle

6 February 2010

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