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.”
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.