Friday, December 25, 2009

It's Complicated

Jane (Streep) is the mother of three grown kids, owns a bakery/restaurant and has an accordant relationship with her ex-husband, attorney Jake (Baldwin). When Jane and Jake find themselves out of town for their son’s college graduation, things start to get complicated. An innocent meal together turns into an affair. With Jake remarried to a much younger woman, Jane is now, the other woman. Caught in the middle of their renewed romance is Adam (Martin), an architect hired to remodel Jane’s kitchen. Healing from a divorce of his own, Adam starts to fall for Jane, but soon realizes he’s become part of a love triangle.

My Review: It's been a while since I saw a film and laughed-out-loud. This rare occasion was one where I did just that. The fantastic script was played so well by the actors. Meryl Streep, Baldwin, and Martin all contributed to the hilarious story that had the crowd rolling on the floor. This was by no means, a chick-flick. It was a romantic comedy about a divorced couple and the challenges they face as they find themselves interested in each other once again. Nancy Meyers never fails to fascinate with her stories about relationships and this was no exception. I couldn't imagine any others replacing Streep. She was the icing on the cake, the delicious melted hot filling in a warm croissant. What made the film authentic was its connection to reality. It breaks the stereotype that says people who are older sit around by the fireplace and read books. 3 out of 4 stars.

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