Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Queer New York Review: It's Complicated

Posted by Beau RN

(Meryl Streep from "It's Complicated" by Universal)
"It's Complicated" is the new film from Nancy Meyers staring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, and then a bunch of other people, most notably, John Krasinsky (from 'The Office' fame).  As the Four Word Film Review put it, "Streep's sex with ex" though I'd also tip my hat to "More dick Jane fun" (because Streep's character's name is 'Jane', you see.)  Essentially Jane is taking her sweet old time to get over her divorce from Baldwin's cheating, puffy lothario ten years earlier. Just when she's ready to move on, thematically represented by the building of a kitchen and bedroom she's dreamed about but put off for the last ten years, using Steve Martin's architect for the work, she has a drunken bedding of Alec in his swank NYC penthouse hotel room. Hilarity and pathos mush this dog-led sled forward for the next hour and a half.