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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

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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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First comes marriage. Then comes divorce. And then... 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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Trivia

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

Goofs

Two issues about the Croque Monsieur that Jane has prepared for Adam and her. She takes the food from the oven and serves it. A little time passes while they chat and eat and Jane removes pan no. 2 of the Croque Monsieur without a sign that she'd made two batches. When Jake arrives and sees that Jane has company, he sneaks up the driveway and watches them through the window. Later, he tells Jane that Adam must be interested in her. He noticed Adam watching her butt while she took the food from the oven. HOWEVER, Jane has removed the food from the oven before Jake arrived. By the way, Meryl Streep has a very strange way of scooping the Croque Monsieur (glorified sandwiches) from the pan. It occurs to me that she accidentally uses some of Julia Child's mannerisms in the kitchen since she worked on both movies on 2009. See more »

Quotes

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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Review: 2 thumbs up
24 October 2009 | by Lwind54See all my reviews

Congratulations on a film that is truly funny and well done.

Divorce is tough; relationships after divorce are sometimes even tougher; laughing about it is key to getting on with life. Saw this movie at a post-production screening in Thousand Oaks CA on Wednesday, October 21. The welcoming crew said we were the first audience to see this movie.

Alec Baldwin (Jake) was perfectly scripted and his physique makes the movie funnier. His scenes in the fertility clinic, on Jane's (Streep) bed with a laptop; and as a 'sexpot' were rolling on the floor hilarious. Steve Martin as a serious and considerate architect was also well-casted. Even as serious as he was most of the time, we laughed at his lines and situations. Meryl Streep: what can I say? Always classy, always professional. Even in funny situations. Jake and Jane's kids were great (especially the future son-in-law as he tried not to "spill the beans" and choice of pajamas).

I'm over 50 and would be interested to hear what people under 30 think of this film. Two thumbs up!


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