It's Complicated

  • 15
  • Nancy Meyers (2009)
  • US
  • 115 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Mixing elements of frisky French farce with middle-class American comedy, It's Complicated is a daffy and delectable spree from Nancy Meyers (Something's Gotta Give). Meryl Streep plays Jane, a divorced mum of three who runs a bakery and lives in up-market southern California splendour, having split from her husband Jake (Alec Baldwin) a decade before. Meeting at their son's graduation, Jane and Jake end up in bed together, igniting the thought that their ten years apart might have prepared them to reunite, despite Jake's current marriage to the much younger Agness (Lake Bell). Adding a wrinkle to proceedings is Adam (Steve Martin), a divorced architect who woos Jane with cautious optimism. Although seemingly stuck in Mamma Mia! mode, Streep's polite resistance is the perfect foil for Baldwin's earnest portrayal of a horny old dog. It's a thoughtful, daring and fun film, in which Meyers, once again, has put some glamour into the sex lives of the 50-somethings.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin. Divorced couple Jake and Jane embark on an affair after meeting again at their son's graduation. This unusual situation is made worse when the now remarried Jake realises he still has strong feelings for Jane, while she is in the early stages of a relationship with a new man.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jane Adler
Meryl Streep
Adam
Steve Martin
Jake Adler
Alec Baldwin
Harley
John Krasinski
Agness
Lake Bell
Trisha
Rita Wilson
Luke
Hunter Parrish
Gabby
Zoe Kazan
Lauren
Caitlin Fitzgerald
Dr Moss
James Patrick Stuart

Crew

Director
Nancy Meyers

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Universal
Guidance: 
Drug abuse and sexual references.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 8 Jan 2010
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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