With the trailer's music choices, subdued beige palette, familiar typecast faces (hi, Rita Wilson), and smiley/laughy (but not particularly funny) vibe this appears to be a grade G generic romantic comedy. We'll see. As previously noted, Meryl Streep can carry rather unfortunate films on her shoulders without breaking a sweat and still give the audience a good time. This trailer makes me nostalgic for Something's Gotta Give. That earlier Meyers movie won much favor and critical leeway upon its release by simply reminding people how much they loved a particular star (Diane Keaton). It was in the air and nobody else had given it voice. No such kindly revelation is possible this time. Streep is as ubiquitous a face as possible -- no one has forgotten how they feel about her, one way or the other -- so I doubt the numbers will be quite as big.
"Turns out, I'm a bit of a slut"If Streep-Mania continues at a full clip through the end of the year, expect to see her end the year with two more big hits under her belt but only one awards horse (Julia & Julia, my review) . Since both of her 2009 films are comedies, she won't be able to swing a second consecutive double Globe nomination after the Mamma Mia! and Doubt twinner for 2008. Not that Streep is exactly lacking in the Globe department. With 23 nominations and six wins she's the all time Globe champ.
-Jane (Meryl Streep) in It's Complicated
Do you think she's got a seventh win coming in January?