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It's Complicated (2009)

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When attending their son's college graduation, a couple reignite the spark in their relationship. But the complicated fact is they're divorced and he's remarried.

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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When brought together at a family event, two exes find themselves oddly attracted to each other after ten years of divorce. Although the couple think that this affair will stay in a different state, it brings itself back to their own city and disrupts their personal lives. While the couple still maintain other romances, they cannot help but to continue with their affair. Written by Danielle Laskowitz

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First comes marriage. Then comes divorce. And then... See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »

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25 December 2009 (USA)  »

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Untitled Nancy Meyers Project  »

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$85,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,100,822 (USA) (25 December 2009)

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$112,703,470 (USA) (26 March 2010)
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Although they have never previously worked together in a film, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are tied for most times hosting Saturday Night Live (1975) with 14 times each. They also co-hosted the 2010 Academy Awards. See more »

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When Jane and Jake talk at the hotel bar, Jane's martini glass suddenly jumps from being in her left hand to the surface of the bar, and she is shown nervously fidgeting with her purse instead. See more »

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Jake: And what's with the "big guy"? Is it because I'm fat?
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.132 (2012) See more »

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Love That Girl
Written by Robert C. Ozuna (as Robert Ozuna) and Raphael Saadiq
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Courtesy of Columbia Records and the Columbia/Epic Label Group, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
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Nauseating
8 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

The scene where Jane (Streep) confesses all to her adult children who are all tucked under a bed sheet, beside each other, wide eyed, and shocked, summarizes everything that is awful with this movie. It is both immature and weird. Adults behaving like children - or adolescents

  • is what happens throughout this predictable and mind numbing


experience, and is why it is so banal.

The terrain of divorce and romantic/sexual love could be engaging and witty, with real adult dialog and intelligence, but Streep's Jane giggles like a little girl; she reacts to the men rather than be the agent of her life, and the male characters are like archetypes from a supermarket self help guide.

There is nothing original or intelligent happening here. Instead it is replete with Baby Boomer sentimentality, incomplete emotional development, and worst of all, lacks any dramatic sparkle.


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