I’m trying to remember the first time I saw or read anything about the movie “It’s Complicated.”
I know I was much younger.
Living in Manhattan, I saw the call for extras for the filming that took place in the city. Back then it was called the “Untitled Nancy Meyers Project,” but with Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin attached to the movie, we were already convinced it was going to be amazing.
And we were right.
Because even though the final title is “It’s Complicated,” it really couldn’t be more simple.
Take a woman nearing 60 with everything — and I mean everything: unbelievable home, successful career, supportive friends, three beautiful Stepford children (and I mean that with love) — except a man in her life, and then suddenly give her two attractive men fighting over her.
What’s complicated about that?
I mean, sure, juggling the two men is complicating. But when you have Meryl, Alec and Steve doing the balancing act, it is high comedy in its simplest form. I loved it as much as I expected to, if not a bit more.
One tiny surprise? John Krasinski. Sure, we all love him as Jim in “The Office,” but who expected him to shine — and steal almost every scene he is in — amongst this stellar cast?
Simple, simple, simple. And hilarious.