Complicating matters

I’m not a big Steve Martin fan, but I even liked him in the new movie It’s Complicated. It’s a marvelous story that could be subtitled Fab Over Fifty. Meryl Streep plays Jane, a smart, accomplished, funny and passionate mother, friend, entrepreneur and divorcee. She hasn’t had sex in so long, one of her best friends threatens: “Your vagina is going to close up.”

Meryl Streep (Jane) and Steve Martin (Adam) in It's Complicated

Jane is pieces of all of us. She’s happy, but sometimes melancholy; comfortable in her own skin, but sometimes wishing she didn’t have quite so much on her  eyelids; perfectly content living alone, but sometimes lonely. All may not be perfect in Jane’s world, but she never stops trying. She lives mainly in the moment, until she’s momentarily set off course by Jake, her ex, played brilliantly by Alec Baldwin.

Steve Martin, who plays Adam, an architect redesigning Jane’s home, utters the best line in the movie when he tells her: “Your age is one of the things I like about you.”

Yea for Adam for understanding just what FOF means. It is all complicated, but we’ve managed to figure it all out nonetheless.

8 Responses to “Complicating matters”

  1. Maureen@IslandRoar says:

    I just saw this movie. Hurrah for the FOF woman, huh?
    Being a single middle-aged woman, it did give me pause.
    Bittersweet.
    Tho love me some chocolate croissants!

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  2. Geri says:

    Ooooo Teresa, your comment is delicious. I thought Meryl and Steve did a realistic job with the weed. VERY REALISTIC. I am excited that you are excited about FOF.

    Geri

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  3. Teresa says:

    I saw it yesterday too….almost made me want to partake in a little illegal activity again though 🙂 ! I laughed a lot which always makes me glad I spent the $$ to see it! Can’t wait for Fab over Fifty to go LIVE! Thanks for doing this!!!!

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  4. LPC says:

    Concur. Great timing. And here’s to a great 2010.

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    • Geri says:

      to you too LPC

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  5. Lois Whitman says:

    We all think we are Meryl Streep if we don’t look in the mirror. I want a garden, I want to learn to cook at 62 and most of all I want Akec Bakdwin to run after me. It is so nice to fantasize about people our own age instead of Beyonce’ and Jay Z. The movie was such a refreshing experience. It’s Complicated is a great intoduction to FabOverfifty. What timing!!!

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  6. Geri says:

    Happy New Year to you too, my dear Heather

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  7. Heather Chapple says:

    Can’t wait to see it!

    Happy New Year Geri!

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