I'm so glad I went to see this movie, and I'm even happier about seeing it a week after it came out. Why? Because it's hilarious! I don't like seeing laugh out loud movies when the theatre is full because some people laugh so loud, long and often that you miss some of the dialogue. It's even worse when someone says, "what did he say?", then the person they are with repeats the funny line, then the other person laughs. There were five people in the theatre....all women...perfect!
Meryl Streep is her usual beautiful self with messy hair that looks good on her, but not on anyone else. She laughs alot and has regular pow wows with her best friends, where they talk about their sex lives or lack thereof. Kind of like in Mamma Mia.
Jane, (Meryl Streep)has been divorced from Jake (Alec Baldwin) for ten years, after a 19 year marriage. He had an affair with a younger woman and ended up marrying her.
She's also successful bakery restaurant owner who's soon to be an empty nester as her youngest of three kids goes off to college. So....she decides to have plans drawn up to remodel her home. The architect is Adam, played by a meek Steve Martin. He developes a crush on Jane, and she slowly finds herself liking him too. I'm not sure I liked him in this role. He had a few funny lines, but mostly his role was straight.
Ok so Jane and Jakes' son is graduating from college in New York City, and the whole family is going for the weekend. The kids have plans to attend a big party for the graduate, which leaves Jane disappointed because she envisioned them all having a nice dinner together. She decides to go down to the dining room alone. While she's waiting for her table at the bar, she sees Jake sitting at the other end of the bar.
Seems his wife couldn't make the trip......
Well, yep, Jane and Jake end up spending the night drinking, dancing, drinking, laughing, drinking and end up in bed.
They have an affair. The rest is a hoot as Jane tries to keep it from their kids. I don't want to tell you any more because it's not as predictable as you may think.
I will tell you my favorite line in the whole movie.....
Home, Sweet Home