Review: It’s Complicated

I just returned from a special screening of the new Nancy Meyers film, “It’s Complicated” and I must say I was thoroughly impressed.

“Its Complicated” tells the story of Jane(Meryl Streep) and Jake(Alec Baldwin) Adler, a couple who have been divorced for ten years. Throughout the course of the divorce, Jake moves on with his mistress while Jane stays single and raises their three children. It’s the perfect set up until thing get ‘complicated’ on a drunken night before their son’s college graduation, and thus the fun begins.

Both Baldwin and Streep are at the top of their comedic games in this film. Streep proves once again why she is the greatest living actress. She’s funny, she’s lovable, classy, professional, and dare I say it….smokin’ hot( circa Mary Fisher in “She Devil”). Baldwin is perfectly scripted in the role of Jake Adler,  you want to hate him and if it was anyone else besides Baldwin playing the role, you probably would. But he makes you love him in every scene.

Steve Martin’s portrayal as the sweet, well to do architect Adam is equally as lovable as Streep’s Jane. His role is very minor, yet he makes an impact and you root for him every step of the way.

However in every film there is a scene stealer and this honor goes to John Krasinski of the “The Office” fame. One liners,  awkward facial expressions, and just pure adorableness are clearly Krasinski’s specialty because he does it so well. With only a minimal amount of screen time and a few lines, he manages to steal every scene that he is in.

All in all this film was a great romantic comedy for all ages. I am 23 years old and I enjoyed it  just as much as the 55 year old lady sitting in front of me. It does have an R rating, but everything in the movie is pure class and quality, making it perfect for the entire family to enjoy on Christmas day.

My Grade: A

Movie Stats:

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

Starring: Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, John Krasinski, and Lake Bell

Release Date: December 25th, 2009

Runtime: 118 min.

Rating: R


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