Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Movie Review: Crazy, Stupid, Love


At forty something, 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, thirty something player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). -- (C) Warner Bros

Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa
Written By: Dan Fogelman


Steve Carell as Cal Weaver
Julianne Moore as Emily, Emily Weaver
Ryan Gosling as Jacob, Jacob Palmer
Emma Stone as Hannah
Jonah Bobo as Robbie
John Carroll Lynch as Bernie
Kevin Bacon as David


Crazy, Stupid, Love is one the rarest Hollywood Romantic Comedy film that is sensible, melodramatic and funny.

I enjoyed watching the film as it tackles different kinds and situations about LOVE. Its not the typical Romantic films about couples. It goes into the context of Marriage and Mature Love. The film may actually work as a family drama as it focuses on the trials that Cal and Emily Weaver is experiencing as a couple and their relationship towards each other after Cal discovered that Emily was cheating on her.

The story progresses as Cal met Jacob (who became his best pal. Jacob played a vital role in Cal's life by teaching him to reinvent himself and find his lost manhood. The story of twist and turns makes Crazy, Stupid, Love a perfect ride of fun, love, and drama.

The plot at first might be quite sloppy but as the story progresses, it gets more interesting and worth-watching.

I love how the Director and Writer played with the script. Its not too cliche and fairy-tale type. It is actually more of realism where everyone could somehow relate. From marriage, to average love, to flings and even puppy love.

I loved the Characters of the story. They were great in their own terms. The casts is undeniably talented. Both Julianne Moore and Emma Stone are stunning. Steve Carell did great to his portrayal as a father who wanted to fight for his failing marriage. Ryan Gosling's presence added up a spicy flavor to the film with his Brad Pitt-inspired aura.

Overall, Crazy, Stupid, Love is actually a wholesome film about fighting for the one you love against all odds. The film teaches us to stand up for the persons we loved. They maybe our family, our friends and even our special someone.

It is a modern adult story that is somehow appealing to youngsters. Just right formula to be One of Hollywood's Most Sensible Romantic Comedy Film.

I totally recommend this film to everyone.


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