It’s complicated - who needs young leads in a romantic comedy?


It's Complicated (USA, 2009)

Seen: Tuesday, 2nd March 2010 (cinema)
Runtime: 120′
Director: Nancy Meyers
Cast: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin
Production House: Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Waverly Films, Scott Rudin Productions
Plot: (from imdb)

When attending their son’s college graduation, a couple reignite the spark in their relationship…but the complicated fact is they’re divorced and he’s remarried.


Rating: 0 (Ok)

Impressions In Short
A lot of laughs :) The three of them have great chemistry together and it’s so refreshing to watch a romantic comedy about characters in their 50s and 60s.

More About the Film
Basically, it was fun and we had a lot of laughs. The first half was a bit on the stiff side and I wasn’t sure I’d like it, but it really warmed up in the second half. There were a couple of truly hilarious scenes (particularly the whole pot smoking sequence, as well as the Alec Baldwin gets naked by the computer screen bit).
I loved how unabashed Alec Baldwin is about his body (he had quite a few shirtless scenes and he is very clearly overweight, but he’s actually sort of sexy anyway ;)). Although I’m very disappointed to hear he had a body double for his nude scene ;-P And I felt that scene called for a full frontal shot (it would have been funnier that way). It’s a shame they chickened out :]

Yes, it’s fine for a good laugh. I’d also recommend it to fans of any of the cast, as well as fans of romantic comedy in general.

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