Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It's Complicated Review

Director: Nancy Meyers Screenplay: Nancy Meyers Cast: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Lake Bell Time: 120min Age Restriction: 16


Summary Review:
It's Complicated is a hilarious (albeit morally dodgy) film that explores the, "What if's," of a breakup and the effects of divorce on a family.

After ten years Jane Adler (a dazzling Meryl Streep) has finally come to terms with her divorce and regained her balance as a successful entrepreneur. Although still harbouring some resentment against her ex-husband, Jake (Alec Baldwin), who left her for a much younger woman, she has begun making the changes she's always wanted to.

But at their son's graduation, Jane bumps into Jake and, against her better judgment, Jane decides to have a drink with him – which ends up leading to a whole lot more.

Within its awkward moments and raucous, satirical comedy, It's Complicated poses some silly questions (like, "Does it count as adultery if you're having an affair with someone you used to be married to?" Well, duh). But there are also many deep questions about human nature, emotional insecurity and the existence of fate – is anything really "meant to be"?

It's Complicated offers a realistic, but bitterly sweet answer to the doubts of anyone who's ever gone through a breakup and wondered if they'd done the right thing. Nancy Meyers is a master at satisfying her audience and at the end of the day, this sensational comedy brings a wise justice to the lives of the characters.

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