Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"It's Complicated" is the Perfect Movie!

Any movie with Meryl Streep in it is worth seeing, because a brilliant performance is guaranteed. This movie is no exception. Streep is funny, believable and oh-so-watchable. She turns in a light, airy performance and makes it looks as easy as a cool breeze. I wanted to be her character. Ten years after her divorce from Baldwin, she's come into her own and become an independent, phenomenal woman.

Meryl Streep
She lives in a gorgeous Spanish style house in Southern California overlooking the ocean. She owns a high end bakery/cafe and possesses skills like Martha Stewart. Everything about her is fabulous. 

Baldwin's character has since remarried a sexy, younger woman, whom he cheated with while married to Streep. But the new wife also cheated on him and got pregnant and now has a five year old, brat named Pedro. The kid is also an excellent actor and really funny. The hot new wife and the child treat Baldwin horribly, so he's disillusioned and miserable. This leads him to believe he's in love with Streep and they have an affair. Complicated? Only a little.

Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alex Baldwin and Lake Bell

Streep's gorgeous living room

This is definitely a chick flick, but I think men will like it too, because it's not sad or depressing and no one gets cancer. To the contrary, this movie is a blast. Streep is spectacular and very, very funny. Nancy Meyers turned in a wonderful script, with sparking wit, great comedic timing and hilarious dialogue. Everyone gets a funny line. Meyers also directed this movie, as well as another favorite of mine, "Something's Gotta Give."

She even has a fab tub!
Streep and Baldwin have the standout performances, while Steve Martin plays a nerdy, quiet architect. He's building her dream kitchen, but I'd kill for the kitchen she already has.

Would you want to re-do this kitchen?!

                      Meryl Streep and Steve Martin
The supporting cast all turn in stellar performances. The couple has three grown children, one who is married to the delightful John Kaminski from TV's, "The Office." He has a few priceless scenes when he finds out about the affair, but doesn't say anything. Streep has a group of BFF's who are also a riot. Martin and Streep also have a few hysterical scenes where they smoke weed. I laughed out loud - and hard - all the way through this movie and so did the audience.

It's refreshing to see a movie with characters over-50 who are portrayed as sexual beings. Baldwin has a side-splitting scene where he stops breathing for a few minutes and a doctor is called in. Hearing Meryl Streep say, "I like a lotta sperm," is worth the price of admission.

                      Balwin and Streep

The only thing that didn't ring true for me was the reaction of their kids when it seemed as if their parents might get back together. They thought it was weird and weren't happy about it. I was under the impression most kids fantasize about their parents reuniting. But I would've been happy either way and won't give away the ending.
The movie also explores a question many divorced people have in wondering if it could work out after ten years apart.

Click here to watch the trailer!

This movie has it all; impressive cast, excellent story, witty dialogue and a whole lotta fun. I say, go see this movie and you will be thoroughly entertained and leave the theater smiling. Thanks for stopping by today! xoxo

1 comment:

  1. The living room you show is from the movie, "Something's Gotta Give."