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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 »


Comedy | Drama | 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 USA:

$22,100,822, 27 December 2009, Wide Release

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Did You Know?


Alec Baldwin said on the Late Show with David Letterman (1993) that a body double was used for his nude scene. See more »


When Jane and Adam put the croissants in the oven, they are much too close together. Croissants expand over double as they cook, and they would have stuck together. As a baker, Jane would know this. See more »


Jake: I'm sorry.
Jane: How far back does that 'sorry' go?
Jake: How far back do you need it to go?
Jane: Wa-ay back.
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Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Written by Stephen Stills
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Let's Have More of This!
25 December 2009 | by 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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