Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin Shine in ‘It’s Complicated’

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CHICAGO – Referring to her new film, “It’s Complicated,” Meryl Steep recently said, “It’s incredible, I’m playing the romantic lead in romantic comedies. Bette Davis is rolling over in her grave.” Tell Kate Hepburn the news. Oscarman rating: 4.0/5.0
Rating: 4.0/5.0

Streep, our acknowledged greatest American actress, knocks it out of the part with this comedy, a farce as much about the strangeness of our social structure than as a vehicle for the hot middle age warriors of Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.

Streep portrays Jane, a bakery entrepreneur who has been divorced for 10 years from Jake (Alec Baldwin), who cheated on her with a younger woman who eventually became his second wife. When her son graduates from college, the family gathers together, but Jake isn’t with his new wife and child. A drunken reunion between the two ex-spouses leads into a bedroom liason, and suddenly this separation has sprung a leak.

Enter Adam (Steve Martin), an eager architect who is also getting over a painful divorce. When he is assigned to create an addition for Jane’s home, his interest piques more in the direction of the fetching Ms. Jane than the blueprints. His deliberation in approaching her swirls around Jake’s renewed interest in her as well, and within the phrase of the title circumstances get “complicated.”

”It’s Complicated” opens December 25th everywhere. Featuring Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski, Mary Kay Place and Rita Wilson, directed by Nancy Meyers. Rated “R”

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Lust, Caution: Alec Baldwin as Jake and Meryl Streep as Jane in ‘It’s Complicated’
Lust, Caution: Alec Baldwin as Jake and Meryl Streep as Jane in ‘It’s Complicated’
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StarContinue reading for Patrick McDonald’s full review of “It’s Complicated”

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It's complicated review

I’m 63 and my husband is 64 and saw the movie yesterday it was the best as both Meryl and Alec were simply themselves and how does it provoke your mind to think about your own life at this time. Thus I’ll be writing a post on our blog and telling everyone I know to go see the darn movie and when’s the sequel lately they have right with the movies making it real life instead of unachievable fantasy.

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