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It's Complicated (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  25 December 2009 (USA)
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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 5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »



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During his son's college graduation, Jane hooks up with her ex-husband, Jake, who's married to a younger woman. As if being your ex's mistress isn't tough enough, Jane also finds herself drawn to Adam, a smitten architect. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Divorced... with benefits. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 December 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Nancy Meyers Project  »

Box Office


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$112,703,470 (USA) (26 March 2010)

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Did You Know?


It is the second movie released this year where Meryl Streep's character is involved into cooking business. The other is Julie & Julia (2009). See more »


In the scene where Jane is in her bathtub talking to Jake, the lit candle in the bathroom window moves back and forth between different camera angles revealing that the scene was done with different takes. See more »


Jake: I don't regret giving it another shot.
Jane: It probably would of worked, if you hadn't been married.
Jake: I wouldn't of considered it, if I wasn't!
Jane: I don't regret it either.
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Review: 2 thumbs up
24 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Congratulations on a film that is truly funny and well done.

Divorce is tough; relationships after divorce are sometimes even tougher; laughing about it is key to getting on with life. Saw this movie at a post-production screening in Thousand Oaks CA on Wednesday, October 21. The welcoming crew said we were the first audience to see this movie.

Alec Baldwin (Jake) was perfectly scripted and his physique makes the movie funnier. His scenes in the fertility clinic, on Jane's (Streep) bed with a laptop; and as a 'sexpot' were rolling on the floor hilarious. Steve Martin as a serious and considerate architect was also well-casted. Even as serious as he was most of the time, we laughed at his lines and situations. Meryl Streep: what can I say? Always classy, always professional. Even in funny situations. Jake and Jane's kids were great (especially the future son-in-law as he tried not to "spill the beans" and choice of pajamas).

I'm over 50 and would be interested to hear what people under 30 think of this film. Two thumbs up!

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