While I won't deny my penchant for romantic comedies featuring puzzled middle-agers wedged in uncouth lust triangles, "It's Complicated" is superlative. Naturally, Streep is the film's crowning component, though her supporting cast is tiptop. Is there an actor easier to like than Mr. Martin? If so, might it be John Krasinski (Jim from "The Office")? And can anyone ace the "likeable prick" role better than Baldwin?
"It's Complicated" is much better than "The Holiday," the last film written and directed by Meyers, though the sets are equally jealous-making. If ever I were to build my dream abode, I'd find it hard not to include bits of houses from all of Meyers' films, including this one.
Aside from a ten-minute span near this film's conclusion, the simper never left my kisser. So if you like to smile, check out "It's Complicated." It's a grin factory.