Tuesday, 19 January 2010

'It's Complicated'

I love Meryl Streep - she is one of my all-time favourite actresses. I particularly loved her in 'Kramer vs. Kramer' and 'The Hours'. So, when I saw her latest film being advertised, 'It's Complicated' written and directed by Nancy Meyers - well, I really wanted to try to make sure that I went to see it! Having said that, I don't always achieve these aims of mine. But when I saw it advertised in my local cinema - well, that was it. I was determined to go.

Then, I suddenly thought to myself - why don't I just go on my own? Now, this is probably hard to believe, but I have never, ever, been to the cinema on my own before!

And guess what - I had a ball! I bought myself a bag of popcorn, and I laughed and cried my way through the whole film. It is incredibly funny. The plot is basically about Jane Adler (played by Meryl Streep), a 60 year old mother of 3, who gets back with Jake (her ex) (played by Alec Baldwin) for a while. Jane is a baker and caterer with a successful business in Santa Barbara. Jake has remarried, so here is Jane, having an affair with her divorced husband. Jake wants them to get back together for good, but Jane thinks better of it, but the experience helps her to decide once and for all that it really is time to move on. She also dates someone else in the film. But I will say no more, other than to highly recommend it.

Also, here is a good review of the film by Philip French in the Sunday Observer of 10th January 2010.


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good film. I like Meryl Streep as an actress too.