Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Review

It's Complicated


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





I give this movie five stars!





11 comments:

Daisy said...

Thanks for the review! This is one I'd like to see. Sounds like it would be fun to watch.

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

Can't wait to see it! THANKS! :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. That is a good review and rating. I am putting this on my MUST see list! I heard that Merryl doesn't wash her hair very often. Just once every month or something like that. I just love her.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Wow - that is high praise, so it must be an excellent movie. Not sure if I've ever seen a 5-star rating from Grandma J., so this one has to be good.

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is quite a good review. I MUST SEE IT THEN.
Thanks Grandma J. And the executives of this movie also thank you. :)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I cant wait for the DVD.
Happy New Rears right back at ya Grandma J. Love ya baby.
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Daryl said...

It was a fun movie, a little long but fun .. Meryl is fabulous ... Alec is a hoot and I liked Steve .. the other nite we watched Julia and Julie or maybe its Julie and Julia .. and Meryl was awesome .. go see that or get the DVD ... AND another reco for you is The Informant .. not sure its a real comedy but it is funnier than In Bruges which ToonMan insists was

big hair envy said...

I'll put that on my list for the next girls' night out!

Happy New Year!

Mental P Mama said...

Agreed!

Lynne said...

Thanks for visiting. I must look out for this film.
Happy new year.

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