Crazy, Stupid, Love.
This Is Stupid.
At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dream-good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his "perfect" life quickly unravels. Worse, in today's single world, Cal, who hasn't dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling).
"The skin under your eyes is starting to look like Hugh Hefner's ball sack." - Jacob Palmer
Just when you thought Ryan Gosling couldn't get any cooler, and when you thought Emma Stone couldn't get any sexier and when you thought that Steve Carrel couldn't get any more likeable, this comes along.
A bit like American Beauty for a younger audience, and with more laughs. I think I've fallen in love with this film. Aw, it was lovely...
There are very few romantic comedies I like and even less that feature Steve Carell (read: zero) yet against my better judgement I really rather enjoyed this. Maybe it was the Dirty Dancing reference that sway(z)ed me or the well judged moments of comedy, universally strong performances or those moments that even warmed the empty husk I used to call my heart. I think what pleased me most about the film is that it both skirts and covets genre convention. It does some brave-ish things yet is ultimately a very conventional rom-com and not only did I not hate it for that fact but it actually won me over enough that I went with it. The ending in nearly any…
Goddamn you Ryan Gosling...
Why do you make me question my sexuality?
Also, you know what I just noticed?
This is the second film Emma Stone was in that mentioned The Scarlet Letter.
"When I told you when I had to work late? I really went to go see the new Twilight movie by myself, and it was so bad."
Why do most guys not like rom-coms/chick flicks? Some might say it's because we don't get them, or they don't have enough action. I simply think it's because most of them are shit. Crazy, Stupid, Love however is not shit, and it proves you can make a rom-com and a good movie at the same time. The cast which features Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, and Emma Stone is excellent. There's a ton of good chemistry going on between these characters and it drives the film. A key thing that makes…
I'm a sentimentalist. I've realised that through how emotionally connected and involved I can become with a film. Crazy, Stupid, Love is a film that I've seen a lot of times, and each time, I fall in love with it all over again. It has it's flaws, and isn't at all a perfect film from a technical perspective, but to me it's flaws are equal to it's traits. They all make up a film that speaks to me in ways that not many other films do. That is the true power of cinema.
Oh, and I'm a hetrosexual dude, but Ryan Gosling is insanely attractive in this. I'd marry him for sure.
Funny, charming, solidly directed, and above all, well acted (Ryan Gosling further cements his position as one of the most versatile of today's working actors... as well as one of my biggest man-crushes -- love you, bro. Shout out to Steve Carell too). The film ultimately checks off most rom-com cliches, but the steady influx of laughs and uniformly excellent cast make you digest them quite easily. One of those rare romantic comedies which I actually thoroughly enjoyed. Count this as one of my favourite movies from 2011.
I love this movie. It's really funny, it resonates with me, but forget all that. It's the cast. Ryan Gosling, who I'm pretty sure is the best actor out there right now. Steve Carrell at his likable best. Emma Stone, nuff said. Julianne Moore, who I also love. The cute Asian chick from 21. Josh Groban, in his film debut, who is pretty funny. Marisa Tomei, once against playing the semi-frumpy old chick, even though she's neither. Even the actors I've never heard of with small roles like Jonah Bobo and Analeigh Tipton are good enough to carry their own movie. For some reason it reminded me of Feast of Love, another great character driven film. I should've known it'd be great though, as it was directed by the guys who wrote Bad Santa and directed I Love You Phillip Morris. Was only going to give it an A until the demented, frenetic climax and touching, real denouement.
Not very crazy and at times pretty stupid, but I don't think I was expecting that much more. Love the cast, though.
I was slightly disturbed by most of this. But, you know, I'm a red-blooded woman and Gosling etc. etc.
Surprisingly likable, Carell at his best.
7 or 8 laughs. Surprised me.
This is why I really enjoy Steve Carell as an actor. He can play stupid funny and then turn right around and deliver a touching heartfelt speech in such likeable fashion.
A rom-com drama about three different kinds of love really. Crazy in which it's unexpected or hard to believe. Stupid, in which it's a bit of a rollercoaster but there's laughs along the way. And Love, in it's purest form, the one that makes you do things you normally wouldn't do. I'm not sure which would apply to the three arcs of story in this but if this is what the writers were going for with the title, I think they nailed it.
I feel the weakest link in…
I really like this movie!
I really loved this, great comedy moments with a side of romance and drama. An interesting story and a very well put together movie.
Fuck! Seriously?! I've tried too hard for too long to avoid giving this 5 stars because objectively, it doesn't deserve them. But this film is simply irresistible. The cast, the hilarious lines, the insane love complications. It's just too good.
Oh, and if you're ever sad or frustrated again, take a look at the most beautiful photo of all-time. I guarantee it'll make you feel better.