Movie review : It’s Complicated

It’s Complicated
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This is easily the funniest movie of the year. If you exclude The Hangover from the list then It’s Complicated is funnier than all the other comedies that came out in 2009 combined. It’s that funny. The middle third of the movie was almost non-stop laughing. Sometimes it was even a raucous laughter.

I felt that the cast worked very well together. Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin make up an almost unbeatable trio. They played very well together and seemed to have great chemistry. Many people feel that Streep will get an Oscar nod for her work here. I feel that Alec Baldwin is just as deserving.

And don’t forget that John Krasinski – Harley the son-in-law – is in here. He provided his fair share of laughs despite limited screen time. No question that he did a lot with a little.

Nancy Meyers – writer/director – deserves 10-fold more kudos than all the actors are getting. She provided the cast with a great vehicle and gave them excellent directions. For all the crap that Hollywood produces it’s refreshing to be reminded that there are talented people there who can entertain us with a funny and real life story.

What did you think about It’s Complicated? Share your thoughts about the movie in the comments below.

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  1. notcomplicatedatall
    notcomplicatedatall says:

    This movie eclipsed all my hopes of being funny within the first few scenes. No spoilers here but the dialogue suggests that the screenwriter has seen some Seth Rogan/Jud Apatow movies but doesn’t know how to translate stoner-loner-awkward topics into married-“empowered”-postmenopausal female speak. Attempts at breaching into taboo type topics fizzle with obvious trite observations.

    That said, I love seeing Alec Baldwin depricated and this movie has plenty of that.

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