With two amazing male leads in Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling and a modern day relationship storyline, it’d be hard for Crazy, Stupid, Love not to be winner.
Carell stars as Cal, husband to Emily (Julianne Moore), parent to children who love him, but undoubtedly a man who has checked out on
Gosling crushes the part of Jacob, a womanizer of the worst variety. The fast talking, attractive, closer works a room like a maid with a vacuum. His game is locked down; he knows how to play and knows every move his opponent (or sexual target in this case) will make.
Hollywood’s new “It” girl Emma Stone plays Hannah, an eager lawyer-to-be who goes through the motions with fellow lawyer boyfriend Richard (Josh Groban), against her best friend’s pleas to move on to bigger and better options, such as Jacob.
After Emily and Cal call it quits, things get complicated when Jacob offers to help Cal clean up his act, reclaim his manhood, and reintroduce him to the world of dating. All the while, Cal’s son Robbie (Jonah Bobo) is borderline stalking his slightly older babysitter (Analeigh Tipton), who has a senior crush of her own. Emily, who initiated the split, is torn between the love she and Cal once had, and the fling with co-worker David (Kevin Bacon) that contributed to their relationship’s demise.
Although I wouldn’t say anything these characters do is “crazy” or “stupid” per se, I think Crazy, Stupid, Love is by definition a good romantic comedy. It is realistic in its portrayal of the relationship mistakes we make along the way, including but not limited to the uncanny ability for us to delusionally think we are in love with someone when it so clearly wrong and the powerlessness that takes over when you are in the presence of your own personal “game changer”.
The cast of Crazy, Stupid, Love, including newcomers like Bobo and Tipton, kept it lighthearted and funny throughout. Refreshingly surprising was the fact that nearly all of the funny moments in the trailer were shown in the first 15 minutes, leaving the rest of the film to be a surprise, and surprises there were.
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