Thursday, February 25, 2010

It's Complicated - And It's Fun!

"Fun is not overrated!" Jane quips while enjoying a ride - and a reefer! - with his architect Adam. It isn't!

Jane (Meryl Streep) finds herself drawn to an affair with her ex-husband Jake (Alec Baldwin) who's finding marital life with his ex-mistress not a walk in the park. But Jane has found her groove back and is enjoying her uncomplicated life with her 3 grown-up children. Being a mistress of her ex-husband is turning out to be exciting! But what becomes of Adam (Steve Martin) - the sensitive architect?

The glorious Meryl Streep turns in another affecting performance in this light hearted Nancy Meyers ("Something's Gotta Give") rom-com thats rife with hilarious scenes (the webcam debacle, the hotel rendezvous, the reefer scenes, the bedroom trysts).

Carey Mulligan gives a great performance in "An Education" and she gets an Oscar nomination for that, but placing her beside Meryl Streep for something as breezy and cotton-candy coated as her Jane character here (for which she wasn't nominated) only illuminates the obvious - that Meryl is queen! She can make mountains out of molehill roles! Amen!

Complicated hotties: John Krasinski and Hunter Parrish!

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