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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!
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