It's Complicated: But Not Complicated Enough

Nancy Meyers' wronged-woman's fantasy, starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, is crippled by its own wish fulfillment

Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin star in It's Complicated

In It's Complicated, Jane, a woman in her late 50s, played by Meryl Streep, 60, is an object of great desire. Her ex-husband, Jake (Alec Baldwin), who left her 10 years ago for a skinny meanie, has suddenly taken to eyeing Jane as if she were the comeliest pole dancer in his favorite strip club. Meanwhile, a lonely, reasonably attractive architect named Adam (Steve Martin) wants to take her to French film festivals and do the Wild and Crazy-guy dance with her.

We should all be grateful that there's a movie about a senior citizen, who isn't French...

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