It’s Complicated
2009
**½
Director: Nancy Meyers
Cast: Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Lake Bell, Hunter Parrish, Zoe Kazan, Caitlin Fitzgerald, John Krasinski, Mary Kay Place, Rita Wilson

Jane and Jake divorced ten years ago when he was caught cheating with a younger woman. In an ironic twist, Jane turns from a cheated wife to a mistress when she embarks on an affair with Jake. But is there future for this unusual relationship? Like Something’s Got to Give, Nancy Meyers’ latest film champions the enduring appeal of a smart middle-aged woman over the fleeting excitement of a young and sexy hottie. With this delectable but instanly forgettable romantic comedy Meyers takes the audience on another trip through movie reality in which everyone’s wealthy without having to do anything for it. Jane runs a successful cafe, at least nominally, but she spends her days having nooners or planning an extension to her large house now that she lives in it alone. Jake is apparently a partner in a law firm, the proof of which are his sharp suit and black Porsche. Their three grown-up children are clingy and indistinguishable from each other.