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Jason Moore on Nancy Meyers

'Complicated' reps personal vision for helmer

What I love about so many of Nancy Meyers’ films, and especially about “It’s Complicated,” is that she so completely creates a world that all of us — women and men — aspire to live in. She shows us an aspirational vision of ourselves: a strong career, loving children, a beautiful home, and an effortless sense of style and taste. She also instructs us how to behave: with a warm (but firm) graciousness and sense of morality coupled with an unbridled potential for passion. Each shot and set in the movie is so beautifully designed and composed, that we know that Nancy, like Jane (Meryl Streep), achieves this world of casual elegance through meticulous attention to detail. Since she has crafted each word in the script, Nancy has the deeper conviction to let the visuals and the actors do the rest of the work without complicated camera moves or overwrought scoring. The movie has the precision and artistry that Jane must possess to create the perfect croissant in her bakery: light, golden, sophisticated and deliciously satisfying.

Jason Moore directed the Broadway musicals “Shrek” and “Avenue Q.”

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