Saturday, 23 January 2010

It's Complicated - Meryl again

Much as I admire Meryl, I can't say that It's Complicated is the best movie I've ever seen. Story is that divorced Jane/Meryl, perfect cook, gardener and wonderwoman running an upmarket cafe (where she seldom goes), meets up with her ex who is now married to a frightening young woman. Whizz bang, ex and Meryl have an affair and try to conceal it from her grownup children. Meanwhile architect Steve Martin fancies her too - he's rather wasted as the serious guy. Frothy stuff suitable for middle-aged women who want a bit of a laugh, though it's only funny in parts and a sensitive divorced or recently widowed person might find it uncomfortable viewing at times. Young people might also find the idea of 50-somethings in bed embarrassing, so don't take your kids.

3 comments:

Debs said...

My sister suggested going to see this next week, so it's useful to hear if the film is worth watching.

I must admit, the thought of having an affair with my husband is too horrible to contemplate, so I would probably find the idea a little far-fetched. Then again, that could just be me.

serenknitity said...

I loved this movie. Yes it was froth, yes I am a middle aged woman, but most of the audience were laughing along, including my husband and various teenagers. The plot is ludicrous (sex with the ex - ugh!) but so are most Hollywood plots. There's her house decor to ogle, and Alec Baldwin and the cast did admirable jobs. No car chases, or violence, or sci-fi special effects... can't think how it got the funding.

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen it yet. I'm not at all sure about the story but I love Nancy Mayer's houses, they are all to die for, I gather there is a wonderful garden in this one too.
Carole