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Jan, a mother of three grown kids, and Jake, her ex-husband who she has a good relationship with, travel together to their son's college graduation. But things start to get complicated when they share a meal together and end up having an affair.
Comedy Romantic - This is a romantic comedy aimed at older adults, especially women.
Fans of Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin should be very pleased; Steve
Martin fans may be disappointed by his small role here. Sex and
drug humor make the film inappropriate for children, who wouldn't be
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good It's Complicated features something increasingly rare in romantic comedies: most of the jokes work. They're funny.
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average Truth in criticism: I must report that I expect "It's Complicated" will be terrifically popular with its target demographic, which includes gal pals taking a movie break after returning Christmas presents.
USA TodayFull Review Average The film makes a few incisive observations about divorce and midlife sexuality, peppered with mildly dark humor. But it stops short of being revelatory and lacks clever banter.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 137 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS! All ages, both males and females, loved "It's Complicated." A very large percentage rated it very high and only a few rated it as low as "Good/Average."
Jane (Streep) is the mother of three grown kids, owns a thriving Santa Barbara bakery/restaurant and has--after a decade of divorce--an amicable relationship with her ex-husband, attorney Jake (Baldwin). But when Jane and Jake find themselves out of town for their son's college graduation, things start to get complicated. An innocent meal together turns into the unimaginable--an affair. With Jake remarried to the much younger Agness (Lake Bell), Jane is now, of all things, the other woman.
Caught in the middle of their renewed romance is Adam (Martin), an architect hired to remodel Jane's kitchen. Healing from a divorce of his own, Adam starts to fall for Jane, but soon realizes he's become part of a love triangle.
Should Jane and Jake move on with their lives, or is love truly lovelier the second time around? It's...complicated.