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IT'S COMPLICATED - Rental Film Review

Updated on May 21, 2010

Great films...

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.


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      GPAGE 7 years ago from California

      geegee! I can watch this again for sure! LOVED it! Really did......Thank you for leaving

      your great comment! G

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      geegee77 7 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

      I saw this movie awhile back and ive got to say I LOVED IT, first of all I agree Meryl Streep has never played a bad role (in my opionion) but I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, I also don't particulary like Alec Baldwin, but he was so funny in this movie. Great hub, I just might watch it again!! ge

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      GPAGE 7 years ago from California

      habee! I would love to see what you think! Best, G

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      I'm dying to see this!

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      GPAGE 7 years ago from California

      prasetio30...thanks for stopping in! I do hope you rent it and I would be curious what the men think of it? I have heard that some men like it and some men think it is just a "chick flick." ha Well, I thought it was very entertaining! The whole idea of the movie is funny! Anyway, I hope you are well! G

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      GPAGE 7 years ago from California

      cosette....Mr. Baldwin plays this role to the max.....very entertaining! I have always been a huge fan of Steve Martin....I think the reason it did not do as well in the theaters is because of the casting choices of the men (especially Baldwin).....and in the trailer, they give away one of the best scenes with Martin.

      I really enjoyed it though! G

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I never know about this. It looks romantic movie. I like kind of this movie. I'll find out more by rent the DVD near my house. Great review, GPAGE. You always come up with interesting subject like this hub. Thumbs Up and I rate this one.


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      cosette 7 years ago

      i agree with James...i wasn't going to see it either because i don't really care for Alec Baldwin but you made it sound so good, so i'll give it a whirl. plus Steve Martin is kind of sexy in a quirky sort of way :)

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      GPAGE 7 years ago from California

      JAMES! Thank YOU for the lovely comment! Nice to see you here! G

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      If you like it, I like it. Thank you for the fine film review.

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      GPAGE 7 years ago from California

      Art! You are right, will be too girlie for ya! ha Thanks for stoppin by though my good friend.......I think the scene with Alec Baldwin lying naked in front of a computer screen would make any man cringe! ha OOOPS! spoiler alert! Anyway!

      Hope you are cozyyyyyyyyyy.......G

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      GPAGE 7 years ago from California

      cheaptrick...thanks for the cool comment. I'm glad this made you think ; You also made me laugh with your thoughts....funny your friend calls you "caveman."

      Do you grunt? ha

      I think the problem with women today is the endless hours spent on NOT aging gracefully and "what they need to do." NOT just going with the flow and finding someone right for them because things just click. I see this in lots of my still single friends who are in their 40's.....ofcourse there are some who do not fall in this category, but very few.......Nice of you to take your staff out.....very sweet!

      Nice to see you! G

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      TattoGuy 7 years ago

      Methinks tis way too girly for moi but had to read it seeing it was written by the lovely G ; ) x

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      cheaptrick 7 years ago from the bridge of sighs

      Sounds lika an interesting film G.What caught my attention was"looking thirty forever is not possible",I don't understand why Hollywood sets an impossible standard that so many women sacrifice everything to achieve...beyond me...

      I I took my staff to dinner tonight as a reward for the long hard hours they've put in lately.Marisa and I had this conversation{we were both loaded].

      "Cave Man,what kind of woman would you like to settle down with"?

      "I'm looking for a certain Mind Set Marisa.The package it comes in doesn't matter"![cool reply huh]...

      "Cave Man,what if the Package is a Man"![that stiletto mind of hers]

      "Well Marisa,I've never been there ...but if those are the cards that are dealt...well...

      Lots of thought in this Hub G



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      GPAGE 7 years ago from California

      Kaie....Well I can't wait to hear what you think! I would really be curious......

      Thanks for the lovely comment ; very sweet! G

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      Kaie Arwen 7 years ago

      GPAGE- Okay............ I'm not a huge fan of the actors in this film, but if you say give it a try............ I will! Maybe................ if I do it'll be for you :-D

      Good to see you!


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      GPAGE 7 years ago from California

      Pamela....thank you for stopping in! I was wondering why you would not want to see this film? Curious it the story, the actors, the kind of movie?

      Best, G

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Great review but I don't think I would care for this movies. Thanks for the review.