It’s Complicated

19 Jan

Yes, it is rather … Jane (played by Meryl Streep) is in her 50’s she is a talented cook with a successful bakery/restaurant and she has been divorced for 10 years. Her three grown children are all finding their way in the world and her ex-husband Jake (by Alec Baldwin) has remarried a younger woman Agnes (by Lake Bell) with a young son. We meet Jane at the party of friends she knew when she was still married  – Jake and Agnes are also there. Jane and Jake have an amicable relationship and social occasions involving them both are frequent. At the graduation of their son Luke (by Hunter Parrish), Jane and Jake end up in bed together and start a torrid affair – here is where things start to get complicated. At the same time, Jane finds she is attracted to the new architect Adam (by Steve Martin) who is managing the renovations to her home. The story is delightful and fun – it is a light-hearted look at friendship, trust, family, love and finding happiness. Jake is a rather pathetic character, but Jane is strong-willed and a good positive role model.  The three children are all believable and Adam is portrayed well as a sweet and straightforward guy. There’s an element of slapstick to this, some serious issues are touched on with some very good positive messages, but all in all it’s just a good, nice movie.

(Made 2009)

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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in Movies


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One response to “It’s Complicated

  1. Joanna

    January 20, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I saw this movie the other night on one of the HBO channels. It’s all right. It’s the kind of movie you would watch if there’s nothing else on.


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