Director Nancy Meyers' brand of rom-com is unmistakable, and always a huge hit at the box office. Reviews of her latest, It's Complicated, tend to split along generational lines, with Boomer critics being OK with it, Gen X not so much.
"It's simply a good time, a relatively adult and easygoing conveyance for three ace performers of a certain age, working through a few comic machinations created by writer-director Nancy Meyers."
— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"You don't have to feel guilty for lapping up this froth. Just don't expect nourishment."
— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"It's Complicated is middle-aged porn, the specialty of Meyers, who also set ladies and interior decorators drooling over homes and gardens in 2006's The Holiday."
— Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"The rom com is a talky genre, sure, but the people here never say anything interesting; the script is all situations and no jokes."
— Aaron Cutler, Slant Magazine
"...a garish fiasco..."
— Scott Foundas, Village Voice