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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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Nancy Meyers

Writer:

Nancy Meyers
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meryl Streep ... Jane Adler
Steve Martin ... Adam Schaffer
Alec Baldwin ... Jake Adler
John Krasinski ... Harley
Lake Bell ... Agness Adler
Mary Kay Place ... Joanne
Rita Wilson ... Trisha
Alexandra Wentworth ... Diane
Hunter Parrish ... Luke Adler
Zoe Kazan ... Gabby Adler
Caitlin FitzGerald ... Lauren Adler
Emjay Anthony ... Pedro Adler
Nora Dunn ... Sally
Bruce Altman ... Ted
Robert Curtis Brown ... Peter
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

25 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Nancy Meyers Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$112,735,375

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$219,103,655
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1.85 : 1
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Although they have never previously worked together in a film, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are tied for most times hosting Saturday Night Live (1975) with 14 times each. They also co-hosted the 2010 Academy Awards. See more »

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When Jake is spying on Jane and Adam at her house, he peeks through bushes growing outside her kitchen window. But from inside the kitchen, his head is fully visible in the window with no bushes to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Jake: I don't regret giving it another shot.
Jane: It probably would of worked, if you hadn't been married.
Jake: I wouldn't of considered it, if I wasn't!
Jane: I don't regret it either.
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Nauseating
8 October 2010 | by ferdinand1932See all my reviews

The scene where Jane (Streep) confesses all to her adult children who are all tucked under a bed sheet, beside each other, wide eyed, and shocked, summarizes everything that is awful with this movie. It is both immature and weird. Adults behaving like children - or adolescents - is what happens throughout this predictable and mind numbing experience, and is why it is so banal.

The terrain of divorce and romantic/sexual love could be engaging and witty, with real adult dialog and intelligence, but Streep's Jane giggles like a little girl; she reacts to the men rather than be the agent of her life, and the male characters are like archetypes from a supermarket self help guide.

There is nothing original or intelligent happening here. Instead it is replete with Baby Boomer sentimentality, incomplete emotional development, and worst of all, lacks any dramatic sparkle.


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