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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

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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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Jim Norton auditioned for the role of the hotel doctor. See more »


In the last scene, Adam has a visible earpiece. See more »


Harley: Are you smoking WEED in the guest bathroom?
Jake: Yes we are, and we'd appreciate it if you didn't tell anyone?
Harley: Oh no. Of course not. Just add it to the list.
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Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.79 (2010) See more »


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Written by Willie Denson and Luther Dixon
Performed by The Shirelles
Courtesy of Gusto Records, Inc.
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A good romantic comedy is a rarity...
11 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

It's Complicated is simply enjoyable. A good romantic comedy is a rarity, so who better than rom-com specialist Nancy Meyers (The Holiday, Something's Gotta Give, What Women Want) to write and direct yet another? Jane (Meryl Streep) and Jake (Alec Baldwin) have been married for ten years and divorced for fifteen, but while attending their son's college graduation sparks fly between the old flames. But Jake's still married to the much younger Agness (Lake Bell), and Jane's architect and fellow divorceé Adam (Steve Martin) remains an interesting and sensible possibility. This puts everyone on a roller-coaster ride of what-ifs, which includes Jane and Jake's three grown kids.

It's a treat to see excellent actors delivering the laughs, especially when it looks like they're having a great time, too. In particular, John Krasinski (The Office) stands out in his supporting role as Harley, Jane and Jake's future son-in-law, who accidentally finds out about the affair before everyone else. Streep shines, as usual, while Baldwin eases into his newfound role of go-to comedy guy since his career-reviving 30 Rock success. The usually slapstick Martin surprisingly turns in a more toned down performance, which is a relief.

It's wonderful to see intelligent lead roles still being written for mature actors that doesn't exclude younger audiences. The story and characters have broad appeal; the dilemmas remain relevant regardless of age and so are the punch lines. It's Complicated is ironically comforting in its effortlessness.

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