Writer-director Nancy Meyers—whose credits include The Holiday, Something’s Gotta Give
and What Women Want
—is the final word in middle-aged romances. Her latest romantic comedy, It’s Complicated
, stars eternal awards horse Meryl Streep as an independent divorcee who owns a successful bakery in Santa Barbara, California and maintains an amicable relationship with her ex-husband (Alec Baldwin), with whom she has three grown children. When Streep and Baldwin attend their son’s graduation in New York, a casual dinner develops into an affair—Streep enjoys being the other woman; Baldwin feels comfortable with his ex-wife even though he is trying to start a new family with a younger woman. You say you want more complications? Steve Martin stars as an architect hired to remodel Streep’s home who begins to fall in love with her. Since Streep and Baldwin’s children still feel the sting of their parents' divorce 10 years earlier, someone has to make the situation uncomplicated—fast.
Even if you scoff at the idea of watching on-screen sexy times between 60-year-old Streep and 51-year-old Baldwin, It’s Complicated has grossed over $159 million worldwide and has been more successful than rom-coms featuring eager starlets half Streep’s age. Universal is releasing the film in April on DVD and Blu-ray with a making-of featurette and commentary by Meyers, whom Blu-ray Bob hopes will discuss her unchallenged domination over her unique cinema niche.