Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's Complicated

Judging by the trailer of this movie, it had very little to offer in the line of individuality and a lot to offer in the area of cliches. Yes, the trailer was right. It's Complicated (2009) is a film which promises to be exactly same as all of the other romantic comedies, but thanks to it's appealing cast-Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin-it could rise above the doom of failed romantic fluff.
Jane (Streep) has been happily living her life being divorced, a mother to three wonderful children, and owning a fantastic bakery. But in an encounter with her ex-husband, Jake (Baldwin), she starts having an affair with him. Things are made 'complicated' when her newly divorced architect Adam (Martin) falls in love with her too.
Meryl Streep is the greatest actress ever, and without her in the lead role, this movie would have fallen to the ground, literally. It's Complicated is really a movie for the older crowd, because they will probably get more of the jokes than I did. However, there are two particularly funny scenes in this movie, which had me in fits--just thinking about them now makes me laugh. Nancy Meyers is, well, as expected, but this movie is so much better than The Holiday was.
It's Complicated is not the greatest comedy ever, but still worth a watch, mainly because of its great cast, Meryl Streep especially.

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