December 2009 Ι 2h Ι Nancy Meyers
Sometimes “till death do us apart” is a promise that can not be kept and that is the case for the mother of three grown children Jane. However, after being the wife who has been cheated on she becomes the mistress, to her ex husband. It’s an emotional roller coaster and it’s definitely complicated.
I’ve seen this movie a couple of times and I decided to watch it again quite recently. I had no memory of it being located in Santa Barbara and it was really cool for me to see that since I’m currently living there. I mean, the amount of movies I see that are located where I’m from in Sweden are approximately zero. The environment is also very beautiful and I believe the location really suited the movie.
It’s Complicated is quite a hilarious and entertaining movie with a great cast. Meryl Streep is absolutely brilliant and I just love her. Her performances are always solid and I can nothing but like whatever she does. Alec Baldwin was also very good, maybe not the most likable character but his acting was great.
When it comes to the story I have to say that I do have a slight problem with cheating and also love triangles. It’s just so wrong when people cheat and I know it might be entertaining but it truly gives out the wrong signals. Please don’t cheat. The whole love triangle thing is also very difficult for me because I always feel so sorry for the person who gets their heart broken. It’s too sad.
Overall I have to say that the movie is very enjoyable and just really chill to watch. I think Meryl Streep is amazing and the movie is worth watching just because of her.
My rating: 6.5/10