Thursday, January 21, 2010

Movie Review of It's Complicated


It's Complicated - 4.5/10
Directed by Nancy Meyers
Cast - Meryl Streep,Steve Martins,Alec Baldwin

Plot Summary
During her son's college graduation, Jane hooks up with her ex-husband, Jake, who's married to a younger woman. As if being your ex's mistress isn't tough enough, Jane also finds herself drawn to Adam, a smitten architect.

Review
Sadly,I just do not find Steve Martin funny anymore.He used to crack me up from his old movies like The 3 Amigos,Planes,Trains and Automobiles,Bowfinger,Father of the Bride,Parenthood and a few more.Now he does shit movies like The Pink Panther and Cheaper by the dozen.Its the same as in this movie,Steve Martin is no longer funny.Sad...but I'll move on.
Meryl Streep is an amazing actress and she always will be.She doesn't need to be brilliant in this movie and she seems to be enjoying herself which is a good thing I guess.
Editing for this movie was horrible and the "censorshit boars" did another "fantastic" job of cutting out nudity and shit like that.It is not ok to show nudity but its ok to show someone smoking weed....Go fucking figure!
I did not like the way the movie was shot but then again this isn't the kind of movie you would really look into that.
However I did like the script,it was funny and it made everyone laugh in the cinema(which is a good sign). As Nancy Meyers wrote and directed this,I would say she should just continue writing and leave the directing part to someone else.Just look at her previous movies and you can see a pattern.But as much as I liked the script,I found the story confusingly stupid and I wanted to kill all the 3 kids at one time( fucked up acting).The ending was just a total fuckall.It made no fucking sense and it made Meryl Streep's character look like a dumb blonde slut.
Anyway the two saving grace for It's Complicated are Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski (of Office fame).Every scene that they are in are just balls out funny.I could say it was worth watching this on a weekday just for them.

Or you can watch this on a weekend only if you have nothing else to watch...

Best Quotes
Jake: And what's with the "big guy"? Is it because I'm fat?

Recommended movies done by the director
Something's got to give
The Holiday
What women want