I have to admit that I am a Meryl Streep fan and use to be a big Alec Baldwin fan also. After going to see “It’s Complicated” yesterday, I am not so sure about being fans of either of them any longer.
I also, willingly, admit that “It’s Complicated” was probably not the best choice for a single mom to see the first Christmas she has had free time, without children, in 13 years. In my mind, I wanted escapism and a way out of my own life. What I discovered was movies/art tend to imitate life and it is not necessarily funny or good.
While there were parts in “It’s Complicated” that were definitely funny, it is not a movie that I felt was worth my $9. I would gladly rent the movie if it were on DVD but it was not a good show to pay larger money for at a theatre.
While Meryl Streep shows us that aging is a wonderful thing and that it can be done with grace, Alec Baldwin shows us that men need to be careful to take care of themselves. I found looking at his partially or fully naked body a true deterrent to the entire movie.
While others may find “It’s Complicated” to be funny and an escape from reality, I did not and would not recommend seeing it.