• R, 2 hr.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:    Nancy Meyers
  • In Theaters:    Dec 25, 2009 Wide
  • On DVD:    Apr 27, 2010
  • Universal Pictures

It's Complicated Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2010

The only thing complicated about Nancy Meyers' latest rom-com is its depiction of familial relationships. Why do Meryl Streep's adult children keep on cuddling and squeezing one another?

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 23, 2009

Insipid and borderline insulting.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010

The Oscar talk surrounding It's Complicated is some way off, it's not a bad film, but it's certainly nothing to get excited about.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Devin Faraci
December 23, 2009

It's not complicated: this movie sucks.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 1, 2010

an occasionally pleasant misfire, a romantic comedy that, despite its bright premise and superlative cast, isn't as smart as it should be.

Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
December 24, 2009

It's Complicated is a rearrangement of the goods in Nancy Meyers' bakery, and some of them belong on the day-old shelf.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic
December 23, 2009

I found myself wishing for more shallows and fewer depths.

Alex Zane
Sun Online
January 8, 2010

An almost unbearably twee look at three wealthy people in a love triangle.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 25, 2009

Something's amiss in 'It's Complicated' when Steve Martin is never allowed to cut loose.

Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
February 19, 2010

If a Pottery Barn catalog had a midlife crisis, it would look and feel something like It's Complicated.

Full Review | Original Score: C-
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Orange County and Long Beach Blade
December 30, 2009

We love La Meryl, but this is the worst movie of 2009.

Full Review | Original Score: D
James Rocchi
December 24, 2009

It's Complicated is a nice two hours of fantasy -- think of it as Avatar for Eileen Fisher customers -- but it's as predictable as it is pretty, and as totally disposable as it is temporarily distracting.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
December 25, 2009

A movie that's one-third hilarious is better than no thirds at all, but look at the cast: Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. Doesn't that promise a somewhat larger fraction of laughs?

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic
December 28, 2009

Writer-director Meyers, who's devoted much of her career to midlife American arousal, that she loses her sense of fun.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joanna Langfield
The Movie Minute
December 21, 2009

Really? Complicated? Nothing so complex going on here at all, in what is essentially another chapter in the Nancy Meyers brand.

Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
January 6, 2010

A scrubbed-clean fantasy, the story of privileged people living lives taken straight from catalogs.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Edward Douglas
December 17, 2009

When a movie with such a high pedigree feels so uninspired, you have to wonder whether there's any hope whatsoever for the romantic comedy genre.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 25, 2009

Does anyone else think it's too soon for Nancy Meyers to be remaking Something's Gotta Give, a movie she wrote and directed just six years ago?

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
December 28, 2009

[Meyers has] given us her thinnest slice of comic relationship angst yet, proving, I guess, that you actually can be too thin.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Barsanti
December 24, 2009

just not a film interested in working very hard

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011

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