If love were easy (DVD)

If love were easy (DVD)

           If love were easy (DVD)
               Genre: Comedy, Romance
               Love, New York, divorce, love triangle
  Happy is he who has such concerns: For ten years, Jane Adler (Meryl Streep) is the successful owner of a shop for exclusive goodies, already by her ex-husband Jake (Alec Baldwin) divorced. Jake had once because of the younger Agness (Lake Bell), apart from his wife and three children shared, today, the wounds healed but largely, you can even meet each other at parties, without that this would leave too unpleasant feelings. In addition, interacts with the gorgeous shy architect Adam (Steve Martin), a new man into Jane’s life, she not only reads all the architectural requirements of the eyes. But then, in celebration of the exams of his son and several bottles of wine, Jane and Jake end up in New York together in bed – and secretly begin an affair. But as we say it to our children? And is it really possible that new after ten years of separation, the old love inflamed or is it all just a flash in the pan and the charm of the familiar? Soon to be both their feelings no longer safe and have their hands full, complicated affair before their own children, the new wife Jakes and Adam to hide … To which target group is Nancy Meyers, with her new film, if love were as simple addresses, there’s no doubt: There are mainly women in their fifties and upwards, if Jane down together in the evening with her friends in salad and wine and chats, one feels sometimes to the ladies round of Sex and the City recalls – but 20 years later. Of course, it goes to the men and also (in homeopathic doses) about sex, but one gets the impression that all this has long ceased to be important as in previous years. Because all these women have made their experiences with the men because they have come to terms with the death or divorce, and because they have learned it as representatives of the privileged upper middle class, even without a man at her side to enjoy life. And should be “Mr. Right” but still randomly turn around the corner, which normally provides for no more crises and breakdowns as before. Perhaps it is also this impression, this attitude that makes Jane’s love troubles are not always credible. Because we know that this woman can really shake anything. Be honest: we envy deeply about this serenity. And their ability to still follow their impulses and emotions. Because the love beyond the stereotypes of the Fifty Nancy Meyers is primarily through the stomach, turns here much no more about sex, but particularly about food and about drinking. “Food is the sex of the age,” says a cheeky quip and if the love would be easy this trite cliche seems to confirm. When Jake is back after several years in the circle of his former family is, he first praises Janes cooking. Even otherwise fills the ever-graying and some of the glue gone Alec Baldwin over the entire duration of the movie filled with all sorts of goodies – just as if the director explained why the Beau of the past today is more like a cuddly bear lumbering piece rather than a sex symbol. Jake’s opponent, who is also divorced architect Adam (Steve Martin), the Jane’s delightful property is provided with a growing and a crush during the planning phase to the building owner, will remain for much of the film rather pale and acts with its reduced expression as a multiple revamped mask of the well-meaning any plastic surgeon too wild grimaces has strictly prohibited. Only after Jane and Adam herumkichern vollgekifft during a party silly, is Martin’s comedic talent noticeable and makes for one of the few genuine laughs in this soft-Romantic Comedy, which one is in a different setting and with a different cast as well in the private German television as ” TV can imagine the week “. Not least because of the fact that complications occur in this film an all too familiar and all, despite the assertion that the complexity of the entanglement but are, in the end everything dissolves into thin air. Dignified equipped and directed sound is If love were easy, above all something for all fans of Nancy Meyers – even if other works by the “Queen of ROMCOM” (Something’s Gotta Give, What Women Want, Love needs The Holiday) take the pulse of the times better than this then quite predictable film. And last but not least is the film for those who can enjoy the beautiful decorations, such as from a magazine for elegant country house style, picture-familiar problems and courses of action without too much right. If you like it then but a little surprising and non-stereotyped, which is certainly better off in other films. Entertainment cinema of the light variety for the Generation 50Plus. (Joachim Kurz)
  Title: If love were easy (DVD) Original Title: It’s Complicated Country of production: USA Production year: 2009 Length: 115 (Min.) Published at: Universal format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German, English (# ) EAN: 5050582760620 Extras: Audio commentary with producer / writer / director Nancy Meyers, executive producer Suzanne Farwell, director of photography John Toll (ASC) and editor Joe Hutshing (ACE)

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