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Crazy, Stupid, Love 2011

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At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver 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, 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 ...

Starring:
Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling
Runtime:
1 hour, 58 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling
Supporting actors Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Analeigh Tipton, Jonah Bobo, Joey King, Marisa Tomei, Beth Littleford, John Carroll Lynch, Kevin Bacon, Liza Lapira, Josh Groban, Mekia Cox, Julianna Guill, Zayne Emory, Crystal Reed, Joanne Brooks, Reggie Lee, Caitlin Thompson
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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Format: DVD
This is an above average romantic comedy with an excellent cast and a few unexpected plot twists.

Steve Carrell is shocked when his wife of 25 years (Julianne Moore) tells him she wants a divorce after she has a one-night stand with a work colleague

After moving out of home he starts to drown his sorrows in local pick up joints. He is spotted by younger self-confessed Lothario played by Ryan Gosling. He uses his good looks and charm to bed almost all the women he sets his eye on. He decides to take Carrell under his wing to advise him how to make the most of his newly single status. However we do see Gosling failing with one of his targets, played by Emma Stone.

There are plenty of laughs as Carrell's character is transformed and starts getting a bit of luck with the ladies, first off with a teacher, played by Marisa Tomei. We also see how he tries to maintain a good relationship with his kids. There are a number of storylines that you know will probably all come together at some stage of the movie.

The cast members are all excellent. Stone and Carrell have shone in comedies before and are excellent again here. Moore, Gosling, Tomei and Kevin Bacon also put in excellent performances. Jonah Bobo is also excellent as Carrell's opinionated teenage son.

The writing is excellent, making us feel sympathy for the main characters, despite their faults. This helps to make the film noticeably better than the normal romcom.

So, despite a closing scene at a school graduation that is dragged out too long, I really enjoyed this movie.
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Format: DVD
As comedies go, I think this is probably one of the better ones you will see this year.

Steve Carell plays Cal, a husband who splits from his high school sweetheart, played by Julianne Moore, after she cheats. Hanging out in single bars every nights he sees this ladies man played by Ryan Gosling successfully pick up numerous women, while he says out loud to anyone who will listen, 'my wife cheated on me with xxxx.'

Meanwhile his teenage son has the hots for his babysitter, while the babysitter crushes on Cal. We have 4 romantic triangles between the main characters, that are developed to great comic effect.

So, Ryan Gosling's character takes him under his wing, as his wing man, and shows him how to score with the ladies, which leads to many interesting twists and turns.

There were several parts of this movie that made me cringe, one was the patheticness of the character played by Steve Carell. The teenage crush made me cringe a little, especially with the absurd things this kid did to get her attention.

In fairness this was more than balanced with some high quality scenes and interactions, particularly the scenes with Marisa Tomei, who I thought was absolutely brilliant, especially when her simmering emotions boil over at the parent teacher meeting.

The Dirty Dancing routine between Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone was simply movie magic, and one of the best scenes I have seen all year, two quality actors, chemistry, everything, perfect.

I have a sneaking suspicion that Ryan Gosling may be one the best actors on the planet. You probably know him from The Notebook, a perennial top 100 rental on leading dvd rental sites. He has studously avoided the mainstream doing indie and art house movies.
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By J. Morris TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Oct. 2011
Format: DVD
Steve Carell (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) plays Cal Weaver, a divorced guy due to his wife's (Julianne Moore - The Big Lebowski) recent indiscretions with her colleague David (Kevin Bacon). Distraught and largely clueless about the dating scene, he sits at a bar drowning his sorrows night after night until the ultra-smooth pick-up artist Jacob (Ryan Gosling -The Notebook) decides to help him to meet new women. Meanwhile, Cal's lovesick son is obsessed with his 17-year old babysitter, Jessica (Analeigh Tipton - The Green Hornet), who in turn has quite an unhealthy crush on Cal himself, unbeknownst to him. While Cal finds his mojo, the remaining elements of his life wrestle with their own concept of love, often involving their feelings for him, whilst the perennial singleton Jacob falls hard for one of his conquests, Hannah (Emma Stone - Paper Man). Will things work out for anyone involved?

Whilst the premise of this film seems rather convoluted, it's remarkably easy to follow once it's laid out for you, the comedy is refreshing as it tends to steer clear of the usual set of rom-com clichés by providing functional characters that do fine in life, but wrestle with love - for instance Cal still has his job, Jessica does fine at school and Jacob is a master of his trade.
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