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Aug

It’s Complicated

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Saw “It’s Complicated” with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin.  It’s an excellent adult comedy, with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, but lots of wisdom too.  This is a movie directed by a woman, Nancy Meyers, and it shows! It’s a great portrait of the different stages that we all go through in life and how unfortunately out of sync they are between genders.  Pay attention, men!  Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin are perfectly cast as the divorced couple, reassessing life, their relationship and their future, as individuals vs. as a couple.  Ya gotta love an actress who has the courage to poke fun at her own drooping eyelids!  And Alec Baldwin has a lot more “beefcake”.  It’s a movie that “women of a certain age” will certainly appreciate.  But there is something here for everyone, including the children of a divorced couple. Steve Martin is perfect in depicting the early stages of the divorce experience from the male perspective.  And I loved John Krasinski as the perfect son-in-law!  Heck, he’d be the perfect husband!

Nominated for 3 Golden Globes:  In addition to Best Picture, nominations include Best Comedy and Best Ensemble Cast.  Nominations well deserved!

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