Tuesday, January 5, 2010

5 FOR / 5 AGAINST: IT'S COMPLICATED

I've been in a funk the past few days and hoped seeing It's Complicated would make me feel better and IT DID! This is really a wonderful movie and will meet or exceed all your expectations. SEE IT!

You've seen the previews and they tell the story. Meryl has been divorced from Alec for 10 years when circumstances (their son's college graduation) throw them together and they begin an affair just as Meryl is being courted by her architect, Steve Martin.

This is a crazy great movie. Funny, warm, sexy, funny, sensitive, smart, heart wrenching, funny, sexy, a bit of slapstick, sophisticated and did I say funny because it's very funny.

5 FOR:
  1. Alec Baldwin!!! As an actor I think he's fine but this role will earn him lots of awards. I loved him and he has made me a fan!
  2. Alec Baldwin - he not only steals this movie, he drives away with it in a Lamborghini!! He is funny, smart, sexy, charming, swarmy, and delivers all of the movie's best lines. Cupping Meryl's vajayjay he breathlessly sighs, "Ahhh, home sweet home." "I'm glad you've stopped getting your bikini line waxed. I love you native!" I think I peed!
  3. The chemistry between Alec and Meryl drives the movie and the laughs.
  4. The computer cam scene is 100 times funnier in its entirety and is one of the funniest I've seen in years! The audience and I laughed well into the next scene.
  5. John Krasinski is just delightful and really compliments each of his scenes.


5 AGAINST:
  1. Steve Martin. I'm normally a fan but not in this movie. He has no chemistry with Meryl and his character is totally unappealing. Fortunately, his role is minor.
  2. Steve Martin's face. It looks totally unnatural and ironically, he appears just after Meryl's visit to the plastic surgeon where she goes off on not wanting to look like those women who look so plastic.
  3. We don't get to see the new addition to Meryl's house and Lazy Circles complained that Meryl's life was too perfect when he saw her picking flawless tomatoes from her perfect garden. This observation made me see her character as a nice Martha Stuart without the tv show or the bitchy attitude.
  4. Meryl laughs too much and it becomes distracting.
  5. Hunter Parish. This really isn't a complaint as it is an observation and I'm out of AGAINSTS. This kid has so many teeth he must be related to the Osmonds and I kept expecting his character to either be out or come out. He is cute though.

13 comments:

  1. I think Nancy Myer is a hack. I have no plans on seeing this.

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  2. I so want to see this movie. AND I love Hunter Parrish! So this one should be 6 for and 4 against. :D

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  3. Thanks for doing these types of posts about movies and sharing your opinion. Really helps me populate my Netflix queue! Keep the 5's coming, please.

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  4. Hey Sean, Sorry to hear you've been in a funk, but glad that the movie got you out of it! When movies do that, they really are quite special.
    I can't wait to see it. It'll be in our Netflix queue as well. :)

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  5. I really want to see this. Hopefully over the next few weeks.

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  6. I really want to see this movie. Thanks for the writeup.

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  7. Sean, glad you are out of the funk. Thanks for the review. I saw the preview and wasn't thrilled, though Stan seemed to be. It's already on the list to be added to the queue when it's out on DVD.

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  8. I am so glad to hear it was as good as it looks like it would be. I can't wait to see it. THANKS

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  9. This movie looks so good. I'll watch anything with Meryl Streep, she's a living legend.

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  10. thanks for the review; i wanted to go see this and you just clinched it for me!

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  11. It was a nice, light funny film. Perfect if you're depressed and need a lift. Thanks for the link.

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  12. The premise seems a little irritating to me, because divorced people rarely ever hook up again, but I may add this to my Netflix queue.

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