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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: 36 out of 53
  2. Negative: 12 out of 53
  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. KateG
    Dec 29, 2009
    I loved this. Alec Baldwin is hilarious, believable every minute. A little too much of Streep laughing, but she's good, so's Steve Martin. Didn't notice the others much with the charismatic stars. Expand
  3. ianb
    Dec 30, 2009
    The actors are well cast, and their natural and awkward interactions are directed with a light touch. The writing is natural and clever. Refreshingly, this movie shows emotional maturity and respects the intelligence of the viewers. It is straightforward but well-paced. Most importantly, the actors' subtle, comfortable performances and great comedic timing are the glues that bind this well-executed package into a entertaining whole. Expand
  4. RonP.
    Jan 5, 2010
    Overall the movie was very good the acting was great the only real problem was the film it self. The last half of the movie showed mic booms and mic's hanging over the actors heads and prop guys hiding or trying to. There was just as many laughs and wonderments at that as in the movie. The film makers get an F, very unprofessional. Expand
  5. 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...
  6. bobw
    Jan 4, 2010
    Put off by recurrent Hollywood practice of placing story in megamansion/estate. This is where film makers live, perhaps, but not where people live, and it gets tiresome to watch - especially when a central theme is the planning of a major edition to what already is a White House sized home (including a kitchen redo of what is already a commercial scale kitchen). There is also a "garden" which looks like a small farm at Versailles, ready for photographing for a coffee table book. In other words, the characters and settings were ridiculous. Expand
  7. Gloria
    Jan 24, 2010
    I hate Nancy Meyers. And I'm a Woman! She's simply not talented!

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