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Thursday, January 28, 2010

[6.50/10] It's Complicated (2009)

It's Complicated (2009)

Short review: "It's Complicated" is a pleasant enough romantic comedy that is not decently-done, but it is also quite formulaic and there are a lot of situations that will not be all that surprising. Director Nancy Myers again comes up with another film about the female psyche, driven by its main female protagonist, like her previous output "The Holiday" and "Something's Got to Give". While the script may be a little problematic, the film remains to be watchable and likable because of the wonderful star performances. Streep is funnier than the script, adding wonderful mimic to several scenes, and Baldwin is a joy to watch making fun of his aging, not-so-well-kept body. He and Streep are well cast opposite each other, never stealing the scenes for themselves. John Krasinski highlights his comic talent in a small, but charming role as the boyfriend of one of Streep and Baldwin's daughters. Steve Martin is a really good actor that is unfortunately too seldomly used for quasi-serious roles as here. He is an interesting choice for a character that is not un-funny, but not hilarious either, in a movie that is, taken as a whole, a comedy. All in all, "It's Complicated"is entertaining enough and Streep-Baldwin on screen chemistry is very enjoyable to watch.

  • My Rating: 6.50/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 57% (5.8/10)
  • IMDb: 6.8/10

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