Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Starring: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski and Lake Bell

Story: Jane 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. 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, Jane is now, of all things, the other woman. Caught in the middle of their renewed romance is Adam, 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. (Universal Pictures)

Rated: R for some drug content and sexuality

Bottom Line: There’s a lot to laugh at here and Streep, Baldwin and Martin are all game – they’re just not given much to do in what feels like a glossed-up and expanded idea for a thirty-minute TV sitcom. It’s really not that complicated…just write a better script next time.

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