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It’s Complicated.2009.Nancy Meyers

February.1.2010

If you’re the person who have enjoyed What Women Want, Something’s Gotta Give, and The Holiday then this is probably the right film for you. All those films mentioned, along with The Parent Trap, were directed by Nancy Meyers and obviously, this film was from her too. She also produced and wrote this film and she’s impressive if that is the case.

Meryl Streep, stars as Jane, our main protagonist, who recently had a divorce with her husband. From there, she started to move on with her life as a single mom and the film made a big turnaround when her ex-husband, who is married to another woman, courted her again, making her the third wheel.

Meryl Streep was nominated at the Globes for Best Actress for this film. This film also boasts of other great talents such as Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Rita Wilson, and John Krasinski of The Office, U.S. version. Aside from Meryl providing a sort-of extension of her role with Mamma Mia! and Alec and Steve providing us with your usual funnies, Krasinski, for me, gave the memorable role of the “man who saw everything”. The role actually fitted him which I think is good.

I’m not actually a fan of this genre though I still enjoy relationship films. Sometimes you can still get something from this film, it may or may not be the experiences of the writer but there’s a hint due to almost real approach toe the audience.

If my memory serves me right, Meyers can do an expected scene set-up and despite the idea being kind of predictable already, she can still actually pull-off the situation without the scene being spoiled or even to the brink of making the movie look bad. I applaud her for that and It’s Complicated was able to show the easy and serious side of a divorced couple.

I also forgot to mention that the Shopgirl feel for Steve Martin was there and he was still good regardless of being a minor in the story. It was nice actually as it matched on what the story needs. And there was a feeling of no minor or major players in the film.

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