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  • Summary: Jane is the mother of three grown kids, owns a thriving Santa Barbara bakery/restaurant and has—after a decade of divorce—an amicable relationship with her ex-husband, attorney Jake. But when Jane and Jake find themselves out of town for their son’s college graduation, things start to get complicated. An innocent meal together turns into the unimaginable—an affair. With Jake remarried to the much younger Agness, Jane is now, of all things, the other woman. Caught in the middle of their renewed romance is Adam, an architect hired to remodel Jane's kitchen. Healing from a divorce of his own, Adam starts to fall for Jane, but soon realizes he's become part of a love triangle. Should Jane and Jake move on with their lives, or is love truly lovelier the second time around? It's... complicated. (Universal Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. The romantic comedy about a divorced couple having an affair manages to be both light on its feet and heavy enough to deliver something of a message.
  2. The result: a fun and sweet romantic comedy that lands comfortably on the smart side of vacant, along the way offering a pleasant and satisfying holiday diversion for the grown-ups in the room.
  3. I enjoyed the spectacle of middle-aged people making spectacles of themselves.
  4. 63
    It's Complicated is basically "Avatar" for women of a certain age, with blond highlights replacing blue skin.
  5. The movie's anchored by a strong lead performance and a steady sense of humor.
  6. This is wish-fulfilment fantasy, where the laughs lie in sorting out an embarrassment of riches.
  7. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Watching this garish fiasco, I found it mildly depressing to see Streep hurdling through this gauntlet of strained whimsy, her every toothy smile and throaty chortle more affected than Sophie Zawistowski's Polish accent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 51
  2. Negative: 12 out of 51
  1. Apr 2, 2012
    Alec Baldwin, Meryl Streep, Steve Martin are all fantastic an Nancy Mayers always do manuscrips that are well written. This is one of the better Hollywood romantic comedies i have seen. Expand
  2. Aug 21, 2010
    You probably won't like this movie if you're not a fan of chick flicks That said, fans of Nancy Meyers's other works (The Holiday, Something's Gotta Give) will feel right at home. Like her other movies, this is set in a visually stunning environment that many would love to live in. The story is fun (if contrived in parts) and the cast is a joy to watch. No, it's not entirely realistic and won't challenge you intellectually, but it's a fun movie to watch and will join the list of Meyers's other movies that I watch repeatedly. Expand
  3. Feb 17, 2011
    It's Complicated was the funniest movie I have seen in years, possibly ever. I watched it three times in the theater bringing different people each time. Every time I laughed harder then the last. It's believable in most cases and some of the situations that arise are hysterical. Definitely great to see with a lady friend. You won't be disappointed. Expand
  4. Aug 28, 2010
    Tough movie to review. While most of the criticisms are fair, the movie is - in the end - pretty amusing.

    Some movies are made to "deliver a
    message" and some are meant purely to entertain. This is much more of the latter.

    Worth seeing for pure laughs...
  5. Apr 5, 2012
    I intentionally gave this film a miss as I have a hunch it is not my cup of tea after Nancy Meyersâ
  6. Dec 22, 2010
    With having had a streak of great Streep films, "It's Complicated" is rather underwhelming. Just another romantic comedy, it feels more like a rip of from "Something's Gotta Give" than anything else. Meryl Streep is pretty good in it, but she has rather little to work with, since the characters are not very well developed and the storyline is not extremely interesting. The film isn't even that funny. I guess, there were some entertaining parts, and the cast is pretty decent, so there is definitely something to find in the film, especially for rom-com fans! Expand
  7. JBM
    Oct 16, 2011
    This is a comedy? What a bore! I watched it for the many familiar faces in it and I have never seen so much talent do absolutely nothing. Krasinsky managed a small bit of comic performance in the middle of the film so thanks for that. This movie had no tension whatsover. Even when the characters were mildly bothered by their actions, they were totally thrilled with their perfect lives. And those kids? Where do you get kids who were little more than cardboard cutouts of persons? This is a perfect movie to keep on the DVR for when you cannot sleep. If I hear a soft and mellow guitar background one more time, I will shoot myself. no no no no no. Expand

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