So I went to go see Its Complicated with my mom the other day. I was totally looking forward to it because of the cast. I loved Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia (btw that movie rocked except for everything having to do with the blogger and/or amy adams. which is hilarious, considering I'm a blogger) and am obsessed with Alec Baldwin's voice ever since he narrated The Royal Tenenbaums <-- one of my favorite movies of all time.
I enjoyed the movie, don't get me wrong! It was a fricked up version of a romantic comedy and don't want to give out any spoilers. The only thing that was awkward during the movie was the fact that it tried to portray them as having a "bad divorce" 10 years ago but now they were civil and friendly around each other- thus leading to an affair (NOT a spoiler if you have seen ANY of the commercials and/or read about it).
Except, Meryl should get a super double Oscar for her role, because there was some serious acting that needed to be done to convince me people can be civil after a divorce. Maybe its more from my experience with my parents splitting up when I was a senior in HS. But yeah, I just would never picture my parents ever getting back together. Plus my mom deserves much better :)
I'd love to hear others thoughts about the flick... especially if you've had experience with divorce. I know this is a very crappy movie review.. obviously I shouldn't take things that personally- but since divorce happens with 1 out of every 2 marriages, I'm sure other people had similar reactions!
BTW: Momma Q's review was that she thought the movie was cute & hilarious, though she did chuckle "Yeah.. that would never happen" as soon as we stepped foot out of the theatre.