Flash Movie Review: It’s Complicated

The ideal situation is when both people decide to end their relationship; ironically showing they still are in synch on some level. I am still close friends with some of the people I have dated. The toughest situation for me has been when the person I love breaks trust in the relationship. I understand when the love aspect of a relationship wilts away, sometimes the other factors making up the couple’s bond can still sustain them. However, it can be a monumental challenge to see the person you have loved forming a relationship with someone else. My bottom line has always been if you want to be with someone else, end your current relationship first. This is why I found this comedy odd with unfaithfulness being a central theme. Meryl Streep (Doubt, Hope Springs) was quite convincing in her role as divorced businesswoman Jane Adler. Attending her son’s college graduation, she was thrown for a loop when her remarried ex-husband Jake, played by Alec Baldwin (To Rome with Love, 30 Rock-TV), revealed his true feelings for her. With Steve Martin (Shopgirl, The Jerk) as her amorous architect Adam Schaffer, Jane found herself in a complicated situation. The acting from this ensemble cast was legitimate, easily connecting to one another. John Krasinski (Leatherheads, The Office-TV) as fiance Harley was quite good with his character. There were humorous scenes throughout this movie, which was geared towards an adult viewing audience. Poor directing was the issue for me; it was uneven with some scenes being slow. However, the film was fun for the most part; showing how complicated relationships could be. For me, I have always said relationships take work. One cannot assume the union will last simply by the things they love about the other person; it is when they respect the things they do not like, that gives the relationship strength.


2 2/3 stars — DVD

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From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on November 6, 2012, in Comedy and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. It’s a while since I saw this but I quite enjoyed it – I was swept along by the story.

  2. Well – you don’t get good relationship advice with any other Film Review service! And I agree – love is work, but it’s the best paid work there is 🙂

  3. This is a wonderful film and I am impressed with your analysis and take on the storyline. Bravo!

  4. I watched this and remember enjoying it. But it also made me miss the Steve Martin of previous years. He’s one of my favourite comedians since I saw him in Little Shop of Horrors, and I enjoyed his work in many other movies like Bowfinger and more recently Shopgirl. However I didn’t enjoy his Pink Panther movies so much. I hope he’ll do a massive leading role again where he shines again.

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