MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 146 this week

It's Complicated (2009)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 60,459 users   Metascore: 57/100
Reviews: 210 user | 183 critic | 30 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 05 Dec 2010
 
a list of 21 titles
created 07 Dec 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 16 Feb 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 24 Oct 2013
 
list image
a list of 40 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: It's Complicated (2009)

It's Complicated (2009) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of It's Complicated.

User Polls

Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age.

Director: Nancy Meyers
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves
Julie & Julia (2009)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.

Director: Nora Ephron
Stars: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina
Hope Springs (2012)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.

Director: David Frankel
Stars: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell
The Holiday (2006)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

Director: Nancy Meyers
Stars: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Stars: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A naive young woman comes to New York and scores a job as the assistant to one of the city's biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly.

Director: David Frankel
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier
Prime (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.

Director: Ben Younger
Stars: Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, Bryan Greenberg
The Iron Lady (2011)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A florist, who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man, finds herself wanting more with the new restaurateur in town.

Director: Nia Vardalos
Stars: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Judah Friedlander
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money.

Director: Tom Vaughan
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

On a summer break from college, a young epileptic woman struggles to balance her feelings for her fledgling boyfriend while her friend Al crashes with her for the season.

Director: Bradley Rust Gray
Stars: Zoe Kazan, Mark Rendall, Maryann Urbano
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Ted
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Taglines:

Divorced... with benefits. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

25 December 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Nancy Meyers Project  »

Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,098,659 (UK) (8 January 2010)

Gross:

$112,703,470 (USA) (26 March 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film when Jane walks away from Jake (after discussing the hotel arrangement) her sunglasses instantly go from her hand in one shot to being worn in the next. See more »

Quotes

Jane: Don't you ever eat at your house?
Jake: Pedro dictates most meals and he has a very... limited palate.
See more »

Connections

References Punky Brewster (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
Written by Vini Poncia (as Vincent Poncia, Jr.) and Leo Sayer
Performed by Leo Sayer
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Familiar story with a simple flow
10 February 2010 | by (Sri Lanka) – See all my reviews

Well for a start this a familiar story to most movie lovers I guess. Divorced couple going through hard times in their new lives, coming together because of some family get together, refreshing their relationship and so on….. But should say its not anything boring, it has some real moments and good laughs.

Well after years of separation of separation much have changed. Maybe after all they have changed into the people they always wanted each other to be ? (This too seem to be the point most similar story movies trying to capture as well) So its all about decisions, there are also other factors such as their children, new partners, careers etc.

About the story of the movie I'm not going much into detail as it might ruin the movie for you. Well talking about the acting senior actors/actress do OK. Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin do a good job. But sometimes younger group seems to go over the top with over acting. Well maybe its not that bad, maybe its just me. Also when watching the movie all characters seems to be given with strict orders of what kind of stereotype he/she is. Especially the minor characters; for example take Harley - funny man in charge of comical department of the movie, Gabby – innocent/childish daughter, Adam - geeky architect , Agnes – evil woman (which is bit of a twist really, because after all she is the legal wife of the main character, who's having the affair with the 'good' woman).

One reason I watched the movie was its said to be a good comedy, and happy to say it really is. Even with serious events, there are few laughs around. Sometimes its obvious that comical part is bit detached and added artificially to the story. But it really tickles, so Harley has done a good job.

All in all as I said it's a familiar but interestingly done story, hilarious moments, good acting from the main lot. Even though the title says 'Its Complicated' movie it self is just an ordinary. ;) So in conclusion it's a good movie to watch.


14 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Horrid schiz-1
John Krasinski cfromsd
Steve Martin's plastic face. AvidReader101
Rated R? spin-fu
Who was better? Streep or Baldwin dummymummy
Why was Steve Martin billed before Baldwin? anders-puschel
Discuss It's Complicated (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page