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It's Complicated

Wonderful Streep at the Center of ‘It’s Complicated’

It’s a wonderful thing -- that a major Hollywood studio has allowed a 60-year-old actress like Meryl Streep to carry a rom-com like It’s Complicated for a change. (Diane Keaton appears to be the only other female star permitted in that privileged, miniscule circle.) Yet a few immediate questions stir the waters and send ripples through an effective suspension of disbelief for even the most rah-rah advocates of older women’s cinematic representation.

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