It's Complicated

2009

It's Complicated

Critics Consensus

Despite fine work by an appealing cast, It's Complicated is predictable romantic comedy fare, going for broad laughs instead of subtlety and nuance.

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Jane is the mother of three grown kids, owns a thriving Santa Barbara bakery/restaurant and has -- after a decade of divorce -- an amicable relationship with her ex-husband, attorney Jake. But when Jane and Jake find themselves out of town for their son's college graduation, things start to get complicated. An innocent meal together turns into the unimaginable -- an affair. With Jake remarried to the much younger Agness, Jane is now, of all things, the other woman.

Cast

Lake Bell
as Agness
Zoe Kazan
as Gabby
Nora Dunn
as Sally
Peter Mackenzie
as Dr. Allen
Pat Finn
as Hotel Doctor
Emily Kinney
as Waitress
Amelia Rasche
as Bakery Manager
Zack Robidas
as Hotel Reception Clerk
Lisa Lynn Masters
as Woman in Elevator
Scott Geyer
as Man in Elevator
Andrew Stewart Jones
as Restaurant Host
Jon Frazier
as Bartender
Ryan Silverman
as Bartender
Jennifer Restivo
as Woman at Bar
Dana Power
as Woman at Bar
Michael Kopp
as Self-Help Narrator
Deidre Goodwin
as Fertility Nurse
Jennifer Eatz
as Woman at Fertility Clinic
Blanchard Ryan
as Woman at Fertility Clinic
Geneva Carr
as Woman at Fertility Clinic
Eric Rath
as Man at Fertility Clinic
Phil Coccioletti
as Man at Fertility Clinic
Rosalie Ward
as Biltmore Reception Clerk
Jessica St. Clair
as Wedding Specialist
Ricardo Chacon
as Police Officer
Michael Yavnieli
as Police Officer
Robert Adamson (II)
as College Kid at Party
Patrick King
as College Kid at Party
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Critic Reviews for It's Complicated

All Critics (180) | Top Critics (47) | Fresh (104) | Rotten (76)

  • The movie won't take you to the top of the mountain or leave you with memories and references for discussion, but you won't be bored if you see it. Without compromising my standards, I can give this film an unqualified plus.

    Jan 16, 2018 | Full Review…

    Ed Koch

    The Atlantic
    Top Critic
  • It's really not all that complicated. But it is entertaining. It's pure, simple fun, with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin playing Doris Day and Rock Hudson as they might have been if they had ruled in the sexually knowing oughts, instead of the virginal ear

    Jan 15, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Streep is as enjoyable as ever, and if laughs count for anything, this is one of the better romantic comedies of the season.

    Jan 8, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Anna Smith

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • It's Complicated is the kind of wholesome adult-oriented entertainment that once formed the bedrock of classical Hollywood.

    Jan 8, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • For me, Meyers's romcoms have been unwatchable because of the utter fakeness of their leading players: but I must confess, Baldwin and Streep do have that most over-analysed thing, "chemistry."

    Jan 8, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • No one's calling it great art. But as an indulgent confection, it's more filling and less embarrassing than we had any right to expect.

    Jan 8, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for It's Complicated

  • May 14, 2013
    Although the whole things seemed a little lightweight for these talents I liked the fact that there was no villain of the piece and that each character has their flaws and good sides. The film takes a while to get going but the relationship between Streep and Baldwin works really well and Martin (although looking very odd from some obvious recent surgery) underplays his role and is all the better for it.
    David S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 23, 2012
    Moderately amusing comedy that is nevertheless overwritten (no one here talks luke real people) and too slick, and misses a trick in giving Lake Bell so little to work with - more depth to her character would have been welcome. It's also overlong and beneath the SATC-esque puns on Virginia rejuvenation and pot smoking, it's attitude to gender roles is very early 20th century. Meryl Streep and, surprisingly, Steve Martin, do good work.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Not really funny, but was a good movie and I love Alec Baldwin
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 20, 2011
    Yes the general plotline is predictable but the brilliant performances from Baldwin, Martin and Streep overshadow all that. The most enjoyable romantic comedy I've seen in a while.
    Graham J Super Reviewer

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