Monday, March 1, 2010

It's Complicated

If you've seen a commercial for It's Complicated, you know the story.  A 60ish divorcee starts shagging her ex, who is remarried with a younger family.  The story is a throw-away.  It's Complicated is an excuse for Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin to appear in a movie together.

Their chemistry is great and director Nancy Meyer's deft chick-flick instincts are spot on.  It's not going down in history as a great movie, but it's OK for a single viewing.  I have one quibble, though.  Streep's character finally got all the kids out of the house and decides to remodel.  As a professional baker, she can finally get the kitchen she always wanted.  However, her old kitchen is huge and well furnished.  I would love to have her old kitchen.  That part of the story was distracting.  And the infidelity didn't quite work for me either, but it's just a movie.


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