It's Complicated (2009) Movie Reviews
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Reasonably funny and entertaining for one of many same concept comedies.
Alec Baldwin is disgusting with his fat hairy belly and does not belong in this movie. He is too serious and lacks the character that goes with a comedian.
Steve Martin, already not a funny actor to me, actually does not play a funny character in this movie. He just is present and is actually a little bit of a loser.
Meryl Streep is the star in this movie and makes this movie.
Love it! these people are a mess but soo sooo funnny. this is life i guess for people at this age. with characters such as steve martin, meryll streep and alec baldwin how can you go wrong? found myself laughing out loud. a fun movie to watch and definitely a movie recommended.
It's true, the situation presented to the viewer is complicated. But you have seen this 2-man, 1-woman situation before with various twists. The all star cast isnt needed to pull this one off. Any actor set would do. Steve Martin doent work right in his role as he's cast. There are some comical moments, but most everything else is predictable including the ending. It's not a bad movie and many will say it's "good" or OK. I dont think it's a movie that will compell you to buy the DVD.
Alec Baldwin seems to have found his niche in comedy. He is probably the highlight of this movie. Steve Martin makes me laugh even when he's not trying to, so he is always a highlight. Parts of this movie were laugh out loud funny and very enjoyable. That said, this was such a sappy movie and that totally ruined it for me. I found it truly disappointing.
Hilarious and displayed a good reality of divorced life! The tense yet lustful emotions of seeing someone you once loved. Im glad it showed the effect on the kids and others they encountered. It showed the imperfections of the human race and that forgiving is a good way to live.
It showed that you cant play with people's emotions and not have to deal with the consequences- every choice has a path. A good chick flick or couple's comedy! I think it is funny to all ages above 18 and below 50! =D I know my dad might not like some of the humor! hahaha
I enjoy going to the movies to be entertained not to pick the movies apart. I go very often to the movies I might add. In 2 weeks I have seen 7 movies. Sometimes there is an abundance of seemingly good potential movies but, they don't always turn out to be that good of movie. That's Ok with me to and sometimes I am happily surprised.
I totally enjoyed this movie and the acting. I laughed a lot and
the story line is so very up to date with real honest life issues I thought.
What I did really like is how in the end the divorced wife really does move on in her life and rejects the ex after he finds out the grass isn't always really greener on the other side. It's called Justice.....haha
Well, OK to that 35 yr old male. I'm a 55 yr old male, and OUR crowd had a great time with IT'S COMPLICATED. The past reviewer was right in that Nancy Meyers wrote another flick that in parts can be picked to pieces for semi-implausible situations. It's a farce in the best tradition of farce films, and we haven't had one of these too often, or in such a great and stylish smorgasbord of talent. And let's cut the "chick flick" label off and called it a couples flick. This, not the over-produced cartoon AVATAR, is a night out you won't regret.
When was the last time a theater full of patrons outright laughed and applauded scenes in any movie? The grown-ups on a date had a blast with COMPLICATED as an unintended sex romp between older exs Baldwin and Streep gets mixed with her architect (Martin) and Streep's brood of older kids who never really remembered anything good, if anything, of their father (Baldwin) now remarried. John Krasinski pulls in a good amount of the laughter (rent AWAY WE GO for another small indie film of his that is well done).
The lead actors all can steal scenes and do it well over and over again here. Could I have written a better ending? Maybe, but with divorce, it's never really going to end clean, but getting there is –at least here– damned funny stuff.
The James Cameron $300 million dollar CGI'd AVATAR is, really, a remake of FERN GULLY (guy gets put into a 10' blue body to live among an endangered forest people vs guy shrunk into a pixie-sized form to live among endangered forest people). At 1:50 running time, IT'S COMPLICATED manages to wind and unwind with a fun plot and great cast. No bloated budget, CGI or 3-D, just talent. I –WE– want more films for mature viewers, and COMPLICATED is a gem.
Nancy Meyers has made a career out of reinventing the chick flick for middle aged women. Starting with What Women Want through Somethings Got To Give and The Holiday (which I should admit, for full disclosure, was my least favorite film of the last decade), Meyers has elevated the genre to an almost fantastical level. Her women are all incredibly successful, but are missing something in their personal lives. They don't NEED men, but wouldn't it be nice if they could find that one thing that seems to be missing from their personal lives?
In Meyers' latest, Meryl Streep plays a successfull baker living in Santa Barbara. She is only recently coming to terms with her divorce from Alec Baldwin when a drunken night of sex leads to an affair with her now remarried ex-husband. This gets "complicated" (get it) by her growing attraction to the architect redoing her house, played by Steve Martin.
Meyers' knows who her core audience is, and directs the film squarely at middle aged women. When Streep's character smokes pot, it's played out with such broad comedy as to say, "She's never done THIS before." Streep's friends can't believe she's doing what she's doing, but they don't chide her. They may not do it themselves, but they don't mind living vicariously through her. When we enter Streep's incredibly well appointed kitchen, the camera pores over every pot and stove with the attention to detail that a teenage boy puts into every curve on a Playboy playmates body.
Needless to say, the actors all take this movie and run with it. Streep truly is the greatest actress of my lifetime, and it's a testament to her skill that I can get through drivel like this and still love her. Baldwin has found a second life as the likeable scoundrel, and Steve Martin...well, he's Steve Martin. He may not be a great actor like Streep, but he has a presence that I find comforting.
I am a 35 year old male. I'm not a 50 year old woman. Maybe that's why I don't like Nancy Meyers' movies. If you like chick flicks, you'll probably like It's Complicated. If not, go see Avatar.
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