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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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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

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Divorced... with benefits. See more »

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

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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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In the scene where Jane answers a phone call from her daughter Lauren, she is clearly surprised by Jake who kisses her causing her to say "You're still on the phone" instead of "You're still on the plane." This was a genuine reaction from Meryl Streep who did not expect Alec Baldwin to kiss her. Nancy Meyers had directed Alec to kiss Meryl since it would be something Jake would do. Fortunately, Streep kept the scene going and incorporated her mistake therefore the scene could be kept in the movie. See more »

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Soon-to-be son-in-law Harley fills a glass of wine to the brim, but in the next shot as he raises it to his lips it is only 2/3 full. See more »

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Jane: Jane?
Jane: Hi.
Adam: Did you get this high from *one* hit?
Jane: Yeeeaaaaaahhh!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Charles Barkley/Alicia Keys (2010) See more »

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Written by Toots Hibbert (as Frederick Hibbert)
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Good movie, worth watching.
19 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From time to time Hollywood comes up with a surprise product and this movie is one of those surprises. This movie was actually good. It had an actual STORY. The movie is a comedy but has its serious moments too. Meryl Streep was great, Steve Martin was toned down in a support role, but the real star is Alex Baldwin whose presence props up this movie and transforms it into a good if not great cinematic work. As much as the director tries to make this movie a Meryl Streep vehicle, Mr. Baldwin steals the show. This has to be his best movie in years, maybe in his entire career. He is a combination of amusing, charming, and serious and whenever the movie starts dragging a "dose" of Mr. Baldwin is enough to get it back on track. What a wonderful performance by an excellent actor. Parts of the movie are hilarious, such as the bedroom scene with Ms. Streep, Mr. Baldwin and Mr. Martin (it's not what you think it is) but generally the humor tends to be at the level of chuckles instead of guffaws. Good movie, worth watching.


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