IT'S COMPLICATED - Rental Film Review
I'm A Sucker For A Good Romantic Comedy
So, it is not a big mystery to my friends when it comes to movies I like. Most of my close buddies know that I love watching Diane Keaton in these sort of movies (Something's Gotta Give, Annie Hall). They also know that I can relate to these films in some shape or form especially when it comes to the female lead character.
First of all I must give a big congrads to the Producer, Writer and Director Nancy Meyers who is as real as it gets when it comes to bringing these wonderful creations to the screen. Another brilliant movie she made was called "The Holiday" starring Cameron Diaz. Although I could not relate to her character except for driving in a new country, I really enjoyed that film also. Another great rental by the way!
Anyway, back to "It's Complicated." This movie is definitely a "chick flick" and men will not really enjoy it even though the performances are fantastic. In Nancy Meyers film "Something's Gotta Give," men could relate to Jack Nicholson a bit more then Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin in "It's Complicated." The main problem with the male characters in this film is the male characters are not really developed as much as they should be and the main focus is definitely on Meryl Streep who is the lead in this film. There is one exception to the rule here, an actor called John Krasinski who plays her future son-in-law in the movie is so memorable that I will never forget him. Unfortunately it is still not enough to captivate a male audience.
Now, I have always watched Meryl Streep in many films throughout the years and I have liked her. Infact I have never heard of her doing a bad performance in anything which is a big deal in the movie industry. Now that she is older, I adored her character in this film and I could relate to her if I were to project myself into my late fifties and the life that I would love to have. I'm sort of living the life I want now, but I'm married and my kids are still young and in the house so I can't entirely relate to the "empty nest divorce" existence. I like the way Meryl Streeps character finds herself in such a complete way. This is why women should see this film to understand what it is like to age gracefully and find a bigger meaning in life besides looking thirty forever. Even with plastic surgery, looking thirty forever is not possible. I'm sorry to have to break this shocking news to everyone here reading this. OK, I'm done making jokes now.
I honestly can say that there were a few "laugh out loud" moments during this film. Even though Alec Baldwin is not playing a very interesting character, he is excellent at playing "a pain in the @#$" and as I woman, I throughly enjoyed it. Some men would not find him entertaining because I have asked quite a few that got dragged to the theater to see this film against their will. Also, Steve Martin plays it a bit serious in this film but is great as always, but not seen enough to really get to know him. But, there is one party scene that you see glimpses of the comedy genius he is. There are a few "classic moments," but I do not want to ruin them for you!
The main point about this review is that if you are a woman searching for inner peace and love Meryl Streep, this will give you a great ride. Even if you were never into Meryl Streep, you will love her after you see this film.
Not Good Movie Review...Romantic Comedy
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