It's Complicated Reviews

  • It's Complicated is middle-aged porn, the specialty of Meyers, 
 who also set ladies and interior 
 decorators drooling over homes and gardens in 2006's The Holiday.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • The truth is that everyone needs a little coddling, which could be the key to Ms. Meyers's peculiar talent: She pampers her audience shamelessly.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • 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."

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • Meyers uses musical montages and shoots the principals doubling over in laughter in place of crafting witty dialogue. Escapism has its place at the movies, but something this slick is like a lavishly wrapped but empty Christmas present.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • The romantic comedy about a divorced couple having an affair manages to be both light on its feet and heavy enough to deliver something of a message.

    Michael O'Sullivan — Washington Post

  • It's Complicated unleashes an unabashedly, desperately romantic side of Baldwin that we haven't seen before. He doesn't steal this movie so much as grant all Streep's fluttering and twirling and hand-fanning an exuberant counterweight.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • Does Nancy Meyers hate women?

    Scott Foundas — Village Voice

  • Actually, Hollywood, it's very simple: If you're lucky enough to rope pros like Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin into a formulaic comedy that's clearly beneath them, you rise to the occasion.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • I found myself wishing for more shallows and fewer depths.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

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

    Amy Biancolli — Houston Chronicle

  • For Streep, as always, acting is anything but complicated.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • Simply put, It's Complicated is a hoot.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

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

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • It's simply a good time, a relatively adult and easygoing conveyance for three ace performers of a certain age, working through a few comic machinations created by writer-director Nancy Meyers.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

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

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • I enjoyed the spectacle of middle-aged people making spectacles of themselves. And I appreciated the film's gentle understanding of how the romance of a parent affects the children.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Nancy Meyers never pushes for a hard truth when she can reach for an easy laugh. She's like an industrial device, stamping out 100 percent pure-plastic midlife female fantasy.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • It's Complicated is basically Wild Hogs for smart people, big stars playing below their gifts in a crowd-pleasing movie.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • A silly but mostly delectable holiday confection guaranteed to put a smile on your face and keep it there.

    Rex Reed — New York Observer

  • Cute and clever though the plot may be, everything is played out in the broadest possible terms without an iota of nuance or subtlety.

    Todd McCarthy — Variety

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