A “Mom” Movie

  It’s Complicated stars Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin as a rich divorced couple with grown kids who after 10 years of separation have an affair with each other that seems wonderful but inevitably complicates their lives. I usually can’t stand these stupid romantic comedies, and had I gone to a theatre to see this one, I would have walked out after the first 30 minutes. It was like watching

Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

I saw Fantastic Mr. Fox last night. It’s a stop-motion movie based on the book by Roald Dahl and directed by Wes Anderson and is therefore appropriately weird and difficult to pin down. Anderson’s attention to detail is too much to take in. A second viewing might be necessary to fully appreciate what the hell’s going on. I recently re-watched Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Royal