It’s Complicated Blu-Ray Review

Meryl Streep and Alec BaldwinThe Meryl Streep/Alec Baldwin/Steve Martin romantic comedy It’s Complicated arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray this coming Tuesday, April 27, 2010. The modest hit, from director Nancy Meyers, is about a divorced woman (Streep) who starts an affair with her ex-husband (Baldwin), who is married to a much younger knock-out (Lake Bell). At the same time, she has begun to date her nerdy but entertaining architect (Martin).

The movie, frankly, is a disappointment. It’s Complicated has a great concept and an even greater cast, but the best jokes were shown in the previews. It never clicks the way Something’s Gotta Give or other coming-of-older-age comedies do; it’s also hard to avoid comparisons to such films.

Unfortunately, the DVD has much in the way of bonus features to make up for the movie’s shortcomings. There are only two bonus features included on the disc, one a feature comedy with Nancy Meyers and some other people, the other a really crappy making-of featurette.

The featurette is about as bland and promotion as they come; half of what’s shown is B-roll from the movie, the other half uninteresting interviews of the actors patting each other on the back. This one isn’t worth the time it takes to put the disc into your DVD player.

As for the feature commentary, I only have to ask: how entertaining would it have been had the three stars done one together?

It’s Complicated isn’t a terrible movie, but it isn’t particularly funny, either. It’s just there, but at least that’s more than can be said about the DVD package. Read our full It’s Complicated movie review.

By Erik Samdahl
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