I’ve spoken about my love of Nancy Meyers’ films before. They always have a strong female heroine and they never need a man to save them. But her films offer something more than that. They offer a feast of textures, smells, tastes, sounds and views.
In Something’s Gotta Give we had contrasting creams and dark greys, a gorgeous French soundtrack, deli and farmer’s market inspired meals along with the clean sweep of the beach and ocean. And the house. Erica’s desk, her books, her kitchen all have the I Want That factor.
In The Holiday Kate Winslet’s house was small but oozed gezellig. Jude Law’s house. Wow. Now that is what I’m looking for in my forever home. The aga, the decorations, the lighting. It spoke of love and happiness.
Then we have Nancy’s latest film, It’s Complicated. A Spanish inspired house, a sophisticated yet relaxed interior, a mouth-watering bakery, lively meals and chocolate cake. But you had me at the glass domed cake stand.
In this article the houses are described as ‘the silent star of Meyers’ latest movies.’ And it’s not hard to see why.
(If you scroll down this article there are some great pictures including one of Erica’s (Keaton’s character in Something’s Gotta Give) and Meyers’ study. They are very similar.)