Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It's Complicated is now showing at Food 'n Flix

First off, thank you to Carole at Carole's Chatter for becoming a follower of my site!

This month’s movie playing at Food ‘n Flix is the comedy It’s Complicated starring Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. Our host this month is France at Beyond the Peel and her announcement post is HERE. Go check that out if you'd like to join in this month.

Synopsis of the movie:
Jane is attending her son's college graduation and meets up with her ex-husband Jake. They get along fine, Jane being single while Jake is remarried to a younger woman. Then they hook up at the hotel bar and start having fun with each other, drinking and dancing. “Divorced……with benefits” was definitely a theme here.

In the meantime, Jane has been meeting with an architect, Adam (played by Steve Martin), who is redesigning her kitchen and he becomes a possible love interest.

I enjoyed this movie quite a bit – it was very funny and there was certainly lots of food featured throughout.

Some thoughts/ observations on the movie:

Jane's kitchen – why, oh why, would she even need another kitchen?!

Obviously her profession and passion involves baking….and she has the money to redo her place. But I would love a kitchen like that. It has an island, a sink under a window and lots of room - it’s beautiful.

Alec Baldwin – This guy has always had a kinda eewwww factor for me and seeing him 90% naked wasn’t…….great. I will never see another photo of him without thinking of how hairy he is. Yet, he played the role so very well and it all worked, him and Meryl Streep. Good chemistry for the movie.

Meryl Streep is aging well and this was a great role for her. The scene where her and Baldwin drank wine, danced and ended up in bed was hilarious.

Even watching her vomit (as Baldwin looks on looking like an idiot) was funny.

Jake says to her: And I like that you stopped getting bikini waxes. You've gone native. I was into it!

The obvious choice for a food pairing with this movie are chocolate croissants.

While I had planned on these AND Croque Monsiuer....time did not permit :-)

Speaking of little bits of time, I employed the easy way of using puff pastry for my croissants. Roll it out, place a piece of chocolate on the dough, roll up and brush with a beaten egg. Bake 15 minutes at 425 F.

Funny movie, yummy treat!

I am hooking up to Beth Fish Reads and her Weekend Cooking Series.  


France@beyondthepeel said...

Such a cute movie. I've seen it 3 times and I'm inspired to make something yummy every time. Your chocolate croissants are super tempting.

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Tina!!!

I've been dying to see this movie which is quite unusual for me. (I'm not much into TV or movies) And now that I know there's food involved, Yippee!!!

Thanks so much for sharing and thanks for the croissants too. I'm sorta kinda glad you didn't have time for the Croque, I'm stuffed just dreaming about the Croissants!

Pierce said...

Thank you France and I appreciate you hosting, picking such a funny movie.

Louise, now you'll just have to make room for a croque monsiuer another time!

Debra Eliotseats said...

Yes, he is hairy! LOL I am still laughing about the laptop scene. Cudos to you for making chocolate croissants, even if it was the easy way!

I agree with you about her kitchen.

Beth said...

Looks like a fun movie. And I agree, that kitchen is awesome!

JoAnn said...

Sounds wonderful! I've just moved it to the top of my Netflix queue.

Beth F said...

I made Croque Monsiuer within a few days after watching that movie! I hadn't made it in years but really, just had to do it.

Peggy Ann said...

It was a good movie and I can't stand Baldwin:) Croissants are good anytime!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

I really enjoyed the movie, I should watch it again on Netflix! A croissant is such a delicious treat!

Chinoiseries said...

I must watch this movie! And a croque madame (with an egg on top) seems like the perfect accompaniment. Yum.

Carole said...

Sounds like a fun movie. I'll have to keep an eye out for it. Have a great week.

jama said...

Haven't seen this movie yet. I shall get some chocolate croissants and give it a go :). Thanks!

caite said...

I like funny, but yes, really, WHY would I believe she needs a new kitchen?? lol

Pierce said...

Hey, thanks all for your very nice comments! It's great to hear from you and I will be off visiting soon.

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

I enjoyed this movie too and drooled over her kitchen.

Cecelia said...

That kitchen IS the best, isn't it?! I've never been able to watch the film because my one no-go is celebrated adultery that I know about ahead of time. I'm glad you enjoyed the movie, though!

CJ - Food Stories said...

Looks like a cute movie & great food :-)

Sarah said...

You tackled the croissants - bravo! I was scared to - I didn't know that you can use puff pastry, must try!

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