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Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin planning to reteam on another unfunny movie

10.05.2011

Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are in talks to reunite for an upcoming comedy to be directed by Adam Shankman, their producer and director for their job co-hosting the Oscars in 2010. Not much is known about the film yet (it doesn't even have a writer attached yet) but is described as being like TRADING PLACES meets GRUMPY OLD MEN.

Now Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin make an impressive comedy duo with their back-and-forth tweets, their Oscar hosting gig and frequent appearances on "Saturday Night Live." But their movies? Yeah, not so much. Their co-starring effort, IT'S COMPLICATED was horrible despite their considerable talents and the work of Meryl Streep. And as much as I love Steve Martin dearly (THE JERK might be one of my favorite all-time comedies), the man hasn't made a funny movie since, what?, BOWFINGER?

Apparently the idea for the film came from Shankman, who has directed Martin in CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN 2 and Baldwin in the upcoming ROCK OF AGES, who was watching "Saturday Night Live" two weeks ago and saw their repartee on the monologue stage. So let's make that into a movie!

I'm not trying to be a Negative Nellie here but the idea of Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson sharing the screen could've made for a funny movie too and instead we get THE BIG YEAR. And if this new project is looking for a writer, why not ask Martin? His best films have been the ones he's also written. And why not pair these guys with someone like Paul Feig, who knows something about comedy, instead of Shankman, who's a judge on "So You Think You Can Dance?" (Seriously!)

Source: Deadline

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8:48AM on 10/06/2011
Yeah, Complicated wasn't perfect, but it was FAR from horrible. That guy from The Office was annoying as hell in it though . . .
Yeah, Complicated wasn't perfect, but it was FAR from horrible. That guy from The Office was annoying as hell in it though . . .
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2:20AM on 10/06/2011
with all these positive reviews for it's complicated maybe I should go see it. I've never even heard of it before. I like the premise of this film. I hope it's funny.
with all these positive reviews for it's complicated maybe I should go see it. I've never even heard of it before. I like the premise of this film. I hope it's funny.
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2:01PM on 10/05/2011
i'm a 39 year old male with 'an american werewolf in london' as his avatar and i thought 'it's complicated' was pretty damn funny.
i'm a 39 year old male with 'an american werewolf in london' as his avatar and i thought 'it's complicated' was pretty damn funny.
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1:41PM on 10/05/2011

we have a black sheep here

while i agree "It's Complicated" wasnt a hilarious movie, it did have it's moments and is overall still a fine movie. You may be on your own calling it a bad movie
while i agree "It's Complicated" wasnt a hilarious movie, it did have it's moments and is overall still a fine movie. You may be on your own calling it a bad movie
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11:52AM on 10/05/2011
I also thought it's complicated was a good movie, but i know a lot of critics didn't, and i cant fault mike for his opinion (even if it is one of the most negative things I've read on here in awhile), afterall, these types of sites aren't really suppose to just objectively report movie news. I must admit though, I always do get bugged when movies are described as two other movies. Just give me a basic synopsis I'll decide if its Weekend at Bernies meets Transformers myself.
I also thought it's complicated was a good movie, but i know a lot of critics didn't, and i cant fault mike for his opinion (even if it is one of the most negative things I've read on here in awhile), afterall, these types of sites aren't really suppose to just objectively report movie news. I must admit though, I always do get bugged when movies are described as two other movies. Just give me a basic synopsis I'll decide if its Weekend at Bernies meets Transformers myself.
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11:40AM on 10/05/2011

Uh...

Yeah, It's Complicated was good -- nice mix of sap and raunchy humor with an all-around solid cast. Definitely geared to a different, more mature audience, not the Superbad-loving young male adult crowd. I don't remember there being a unanimous or even a significant backlash when it came out.. Did I miss something?
Yeah, It's Complicated was good -- nice mix of sap and raunchy humor with an all-around solid cast. Definitely geared to a different, more mature audience, not the Superbad-loving young male adult crowd. I don't remember there being a unanimous or even a significant backlash when it came out.. Did I miss something?
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10:33AM on 10/05/2011
I kind of enjoyed It's Complicated as well. Film won't make history and in terms of Nancy Meyers films, it was better than Something's Gotta Give. The movie worked because of the cast, especially Meryl Streep.
I kind of enjoyed It's Complicated as well. Film won't make history and in terms of Nancy Meyers films, it was better than Something's Gotta Give. The movie worked because of the cast, especially Meryl Streep.
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10:18AM on 10/05/2011
I'll be the third to say that I liked It's Complicated, and this type of negative slant is what gives internet journalists a bad name.
I'll be the third to say that I liked It's Complicated, and this type of negative slant is what gives internet journalists a bad name.
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10:16AM on 10/05/2011
Despite the typically imperious slant on 'It's Complicated' (journalists...gotta love how they seem to think they speak on behalf of everyoen), I'm actually looking forward to this movie...because guess what? *I* liked that film, and I think they're a good comedic team, and I look forward to whatever else they have in store for the world of entertainment.
Despite the typically imperious slant on 'It's Complicated' (journalists...gotta love how they seem to think they speak on behalf of everyoen), I'm actually looking forward to this movie...because guess what? *I* liked that film, and I think they're a good comedic team, and I look forward to whatever else they have in store for the world of entertainment.
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10:16AM on 10/05/2011

Whatever

I really enjoyed "It's Complicated"
I really enjoyed "It's Complicated"
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