It’s Complicated

Release Date: December 25th 2009

Plot Outline: A woman has an affair with her ex husband.

I loved It’s Complicated. It was just sooo much fun to watch. Meryl Streep is always amazing, no matter which role she plays. In It’s complicated she plays an older working, divorced mother that starts up an affair with her ex husband. She is learning a new side of herself. She is finally finding her inner youth. For years she worked, took care of her children, and was the ultimate responsible adult. She finally starts making decisions she wouldn’t normally make. She drinks, smoked pot, and dances. Her ex husband (Alec Baldwin) brings out a side of her she forgot she had. It’s apparent to everyone around her as well as the audience. Between the loveable character and Streep’s natural talent for gripping an audience we have fun with her, we laugh with her, and we are happy that she is happy. Meryl Streep’s acting is so amazing that the happiness of her character radiates off the screen and puts us in a good mood.

It’s not all fun and games however. She is still a working mother. We get involved in her life and the struggles that come with divorced parents and dating again after a divorce.

One thing I wasn’t a fan of was the abrupt change in pace. Out of nowhere the movie becomes very serious and actually kind of sad. It didn’t end the way I expected but I kind of liked that. There was a reason for it. Besides all the fun the characters are very articulate about their feelings and thought process. Which I appreciated. It really made the intentions and message of the film clear.

Oh, and another thing I loved was the soundtrack. It’s Complicated was full of fun oldies.

This movie was just so much fun to watch. I definitely recommend watching this with some friends.





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