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It’s complicated, well, sort of [USER REVIEW] [User Review]


It’s complicated is like a Chocolate Croissant. It is pleasant, deliver exactly what you’d expected (the chocolate, and well, the Croissant), and not much of surprise otherwise. Is it complicated? Well, sort of. Or not.

Jane’s charming husband left her for some young sexy 10 years ago left Jane with three kids. Obviously he was not the material for family figure, so when the new family started to overload him with some family duties he started to fall backwards, when 10 years later this side of the kids were all grown and not so much of a headache. Jane is waving in between the affair with exhubby and humble funny architect.

It seems to be a trend to discuss the over-med-age sexual and emotional relationship these days. Well, at least the tolerance to ‘Mum & Dad having sex’ is increased to historical high. From ‘something’s gotta give’ to ‘Mama Mia’ (the movie) to ‘Sex & City’, Hollywood movie makers realized that they have quite a handful of talented that are growing older, taking their fans and audiences with them. Same joke can be applied to both young and old and be equally funny, but older ones have depths advantage over the youngs (boy meet girl, they fall in love, blah blah blah). Now since the olders taking off their cloth putting out love scenes is no longer an ‘Eew’ thing, expect to see mum and dad’s naked back even more, more often.

Meryl Streep is certainly the most competent actress, well, one of them, that I know. However her performance in this one was not that edgy, maybe she was more suitable for roles like ‘Devil Wears Prada’ or ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’, where more character extreme was on the offer; Alec Baldwin looked better than ever, as the charming unfaithful he is a good cast with his perfect cut suits; Steve Martin was solidly funny when he was not trying to, its strange how his funny movies never really worked out. Young John Kraskinski serves as the comic relief was effective; I wish he had more lines or screen time. Jane’s girl gossip group served no purpose, neither did her fictional successful baking business.

This is a Romandy movie and it does exactly what it promised. You will guess out the entire plot 15 min into the movie (as soon as our Steve step into the scene) and at times it was funny. It never tried to make you think (none of the Romandy movies do these days) and probably never tried to impress you neither. Its chocolate croissant – chocolate, butter and sugar is all you taste. And wash it down with some coffee.

Source of the Bitter: Que

Comments, rants and other stuffs below
sandytata21 on Tue, 01/26/2010 - 10:46pm

I do have to say I am impressed with your review. You have introduced me to a new world. Never before had I thought of comparing a movie to food. After reading your interesting review I can honestly say that I agree and hope to one day attain your talent.

Thank you!

Que on Sun, 01/31/2010 - 12:59am

thx for the praise. as you can probably guessed that I spent a lot of time eating when watching movies.

JAS on Tue, 01/26/2010 - 10:56pm

I agree! Que's talent for movie/food comparison is unparalleled. :)

We are happy to have him contributing to the site!