It's Complicated
It's Complicated (2009)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 25, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 27, 2010
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Jonathan F. Richards

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

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

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

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

It's [writer/director Nancy Meyers'] typical, though smart, romantic comedy for a more mature audience. But, unlike Something's Gotta Give, there are no Oprah-like a-ha moments, which made it really quite unspecial and fall sorta flat.

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Anna Smith
Time Out

Streep is as enjoyable as ever, and if laughs count for anything, this is one of the better romantic comedies of the season.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Simply put, It's Complicated is a hoot.

Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

In this insanely privileged world, there isn't much for the rich white folks to do except carry on like their pubic hair is on fire.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

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

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Streep's dilemma is handled well enough for the movie to accumulate some gravitas as it nears the two-hour mark.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Pointlessly conveys throughout how important sex is in a relationship.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Graham Jones
Yes the general plotline is predictable but the brilliant performances from Baldwin, Martin and Streep overshadow all that. The most enjoyable romantic comedy… More
familiar stranger
Making it extremely cheesy and over-dramatic makes it worse than what it would have been. It's Complicated has a simple plot and that's something I… More
Jim Hunter
It's actually not that complicated: a woman has an affair with her ex-husband while engaging in a budding courtship with her architect. I haven't seen… More
Jennifer Xu
Nancy Meyers sickens me. Her turgid dialogue, her inexplicable need to stay relevant and "hip" to the teen crowd with naked webcam chats and texting,… More
Bethany Murphy
A great performance from Meryl Streep that has you laughing along with her and leaves you with a smile on your face. Shows you can have fun at whatever age. But… More
Jim Careter
Not really funny, but was a good movie and I love Alec Baldwin