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.