Friday, December 25, 2009
| It's Complicated, the new Nancy Meyer's
movie nominated for three Golden Globes®,
including Best Picture.
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| Meryl Streep in a scene
from "It's Complicated.
| CelebrateGreece.com's Cynthia Daddona
on the film's farmer's market
set in Santa Barbara, California.
Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Nancy Meyers (Something Gotta Give & The Holiday) brings moviegoers her latest film It’s Complicated, opening Christmas Day. It's a sophisticated romantic comedy with an all-star cast of Meryl Streep (two-time Academy Award® winner), Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, American-Greek Rita Wilson and American-Greek Cynthia Daddona, who has a cameo with Meryl Streep. Daddona is a Two-Time Telly Award winner, host of RomancingTheTable.com®, and on-camera host for CelebrateGreece.com.
|"I was delighted when the casting call for It’s Complicated took place where I live in Santa Barbara, California - which has a very Mediterranean atmosphere, Daddona said. "My husband James and I were selected for the Farmer’s Market scene." Daddona portrayed a shopper. In the movie, you can see Cynthia behind Meryl Streep selecting some fruit when she is on her cellphone with Alex Baldwin. And behind her, James plays an upscale flower vendor."
Santa Barbara, reminiscent of Greece, with its gorgeous Mediterranean like climate, architectural beauty, sweeping views and abundant farmers markets is highlighted beautifully in the movie, especially in the opening. Over the years, Santa Barbara has been developing into a foodie mecca and we are delighted it is now highlighted in a major motion picture. In Oct 2009, the city hosted a month long culinary festival to celebrate the delicious gastronomy and seasonal menus of the town. (Epicure.sb)
| Cynthia Daddona, with husband James Stathis
(Founder of CelebrateGreece.com) both appear
in the film's Farmer’s Market scene in
Santa Barbara, California, their hometown.
|The film It’s Complicated has received three Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture for Musical or Comedy, Director/Screenwriter Nancy Meyers for Best Screenplay and Meryl Streep for Best Performance for an Actress in a Motion Picture who is also completed against herself for playing Julia Childs in Julie & Julia. Meryl does a superb job in both films.|
Nancy Meyers has once again done a wonderful job with this Golden Globe nominated movie about love, divorce and everything in between.
|Exes Jake (ALEC BALDWIN) and Jane (MERYL STREEP)|
Meryl Streep plays Jane Aldler, a mother of three grown kids, who owns a thriving Santa Barbara bakery restaurant. She has been divorced for ten years from her ex-husband attorney Jake played by Alec Baldwin. But at their son’s graduation they share an innocent meal with a bit too much wine and you can guess the rest. Caught in the love triangle is Adam, a divorced architect hired to remodel her kitchen – played with understatement and charm by Steve Martin.
|Jane (MERYL STREEP) and new love interest Adam (STEVE MARTIN) share a meal in the film.|
Portraying Meryl’s closest friends and romantic advisors are Rita Wilson (an American-Greek married to Tom Hanks), Alexandra Wentworth (married to American-Greek George Stephanopoulos), Nora Dunn and Mary Kay Place. It’s Complicated offers many insights into divorce, love and surviving and thriving on one’s own.
| What does any of this have to do with Greece or Greeks?
(L to R) Friends Joanne (MARY KAY PLACE), Jane (MERYL STREEP),
Diane (ALEXANDRA WENTWORTH; married to Greek-American George Stephanopoulos)
and Trisha (Greek-American RITA WILSON, who is also married to Tom Hanks).
"Food, love and good times at the table also play major roles in the film" Daddona says. "I believe these elements contribute to happy relationships and are some of the reasons that I was inspired to create RomancingTheTable.com years ago." In the movie, Jane’s kids comment on how good it feels for the family to eat together again at the graduation weekend.
| Jane (MERYL STREEP) and new love interest
Adam (STEVE MARTIN) get to know each other better
by cooking chocolate croissants.
"In another food scene Jane (Meryl Streep) takes Adam(Steve Martin) to her upscale bakery after hours and says she will make him anything he wants on the menu. He chooses the chocolate croissant and as they cook together so does the relationship!", says Daddona.
"This film opened on Christmas Day and I recommend it if you’d like to enjoy a funny, insightful, smart comedy about relationships, food and love."
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