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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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First comes marriage. Then comes divorce. And then... See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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English | French

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

Meryl Streep had asked her alma mater, Vassar College, if they could film the college graduation scenes on their campus. They refused even though Streep serves on their Board of Trustees and two of her children attend there. 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

Jake: Is it really necessary for you to always say no before you say yes?
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Connections

Referenced in Giuliana & Bill: It's Complicated (2011) See more »

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Don't Do Me Like That
Written by Tom Petty
Performed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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