Hmm. This is a movie I really wanted to like. Who doesn’t like Alec Baldwin, I mean, come on!
The story is the one as old as time…a divorced couple of about 10 years want to have an affair with each other. Lots and lots of old people sex. “Old people” being of course kind of a ridiculous concept here. In fact, you may even describe their relationship as…. Complicated! It was an interesting smorgasbord of actors/actresses who played their children (/children in law) including Jim from the Office and the Silas from Weeds.
Steve Martin also being the sort of antagonist was weird as well. He has always been a “jerk” but never in this light.
Only joke here is the pun on name for a soda fountain operator. Get it? Get it? Fuck you.
The best performances are of course from Baldwin and Streep, who are very convincing at their portrayals. They are great at these roles. Unfortunately just having well done acting is not the end all be all of a movie. It also has to be a bit more interesting. It is weird that when Streep is freaking out that she is sexing up Baldwin, she calls it an affair. She isn’t cheating on anyone, but Alec is. I guess she has a higher moral ground than myself.
2 out of 4.