Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, Lake Bell
Jane (Streep) and Jake (Baldwin) have been divorced for 10 years. When they meet up again for one of their children’s graduations, they embark on an affair. Jake has a new, young, hot wife (Lake Bell, who incidentally plays Tipper in What Happens in Vegas) and Jane is trying to start a new relationship, so their affair is truly complicated. Will they try and get back together, or is it too late for a reunion?
I love this movie. I could watch it over and over. Streep’s character is admirable and beautiful – both in nature and looks.
Streep also has a posse of girlfriends – something that always endears a movie to me. I also love movies that feature food and cooking. Friends and food, you can’t go wrong – there is a wonderful scene where Jane makes a French dish for Adam (played by Steve Martin) called Croque Monsieur. I always want to jump up and dash to the kitchen when I see this.
This is a lovely, funny movie and both Baldwin and Martin are as likable as Streep. It’s about life and how moving through it makes us change. And sometimes understanding these changes is a complicated thing. This film is for the more mature viewer.