Film: It’s Complicated
Star Cast: Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, Lake Bell, John Krasinski, Rita Wilson, Mary Kay Place, Alexandra Wentworth, Hunter Parrish
Photography: John Toll
Music: Hans Zimmer, Heitor Pereira
Editor: Joe Hutshing, David Moritz
Director: Nancy Meyers
Producer: Nancy Meyers, Scott Rudin
Release: Universal Pictures
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Duration: 2 hours
In a mood for watching some mature romance with some tangy yet sweet and touching taste, then It’s Complicated should be there on your list. Directed by Nancy Meyers, the movie is all about love, marriage, divorce and everything in between all of this. The director has tried to transform a divorced couple into a romantic couple, signifying a faith in love persevering even after the marriage dies off.
The movie moves around a typical middle aged woman, who is proud of her hormones and does not see herself in midst of the dating game as a dust-laden aged intransigent Jane (Meryl Streep), is the mother of 3 grown up kids and has taken over 10 years of time to get over her divorce with her husband, Jake (Alec Baldwin), who leaves her for a younger woman. But then, one chance of meeting her ex, on her son’s college graduation, sets off all the old currents into action. Just one innocuous meal together swings them off into an unimaginable love affair. Jake is remarried to Agness (Lake Bell), the young girl and Jane is now the other woman. Things do not end here, Adam (Steve Martin) is caught up in the middle of the renewed romance of Jane and Jake, who in turn loves Jane and the things start becoming complicated while the duo start to enjoy the joy that was left behind around a decade ago.
There is a witty chemistry between Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin and this keeps the audiences pampered with some meek cuddles and little pot smolders throughout the movie. Surely, there is something about Meryl Streep that makes her one of the Hollywood’s must-see Diva. Definitely she was perfect with her roles in Mama Mia and Julie and Julia, and truly carries off her success in her role in It’s Complicated. Yes, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were also the apt companions for her. Though, both the male characters are full of beans, the director has used a woman’s perspective to narrate the story.
Though, the movie is not that complicated as its title suggests, it turns out to be a worth watch this weekend.