Director: Nancy Meyers. Cast: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski, Rita Wilson. 120 min. Rated R. Comedy.
The thing I hate about Nancy Meyers romantic comedies (Something's Gotta Give, What Women Want, I Love Trouble), is that she always appeals to the public's lowest common denominator. There's no brain-work involved in her stories, and It's Complicated is no exception. Characters come and go, falling in and out of love over and over again, making afternoon soap operas look good - and garnishing the film with Streep or Martin's charms is no saving grace. If you enjoy this movie, you're either a divorcee, or postmenopausal.