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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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Divorced... with benefits. 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)

Opening Weekend:

$22,100,822 (USA) (27 December 2009)

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$112,735,375 (USA)
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Only the exteriors of the home at 714 West Potrero in Thousand Oaks, CA, was used. The interiors were shot on sets. The actual home that was used for the exterior shots was also used in "Columbo" in 1998 called 'Ashes to Ashes', as well as the homes actual interiors. See more »

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When Jane is telling her 3 friends that she is having an affair with Jake her hair switches from down around her face to swept back and keeps switching back and forth each time she is shown on screen. See more »

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Jane: Fancy a toke?
Harley: Oh, no thanks, I don't smoke weed.
Jane: Me neither.
[takes a drag]
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Referenced in Happy Endings: Cazsh Dummy Spillionaires (2012) See more »

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Let's Have More of This!
25 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would give It's Complicated an 11 if it were possible! There isn't anything I would change about this movie. Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin have a chemistry that I'm willing to beg and plead will go on. I want to see more of this duo. My direct request to Nancy Meyers is "keep these intelligent scripts coming." This story is an antidote to all the stupid stuff that's being shoveled out of Hollywood. Give us more of this! It's Complicated has both humor and pathos. Steve Martin plays a great foil to Baldwin's character. He's attractive and vulnerable. Streep has a genuine dilemma of riches with these two. If she would have to choose, how could she? In different ways, equally appealing, these guys wear their hearts on their sleeves. And before all the male moviegoers say, "ugh" and cross it off as a "chick flick," note that men in the audience laughed as hard and loud as women. "Hilarious" honestly applies to this film. The script is tight. The supporting cast is very natural. Jim Krasinski, is especially good in his role as son-in-law. An important note, it's rated R, so leave the kids with a sitter. Treat yourself to a movie that won't bring you down nor insult your intelligence. You'll delight in what fine actors can do when all the ingredients are there.


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