Crazy, Stupid, Love is the 2011 romantic-comedy that has everybody talking. With “Sexiest Man of the Year” candidate Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone, Crazy, Stupid, Love is crazy packed with laughs, fun and a set of actors that make not loving them just seem…stupid.
Cal and Emily Weaver have had their tough times, but this time, no therapy will be able to save them; Emily wants a divorce. Cal, totally blind sighted by his sweethearts desire to separate, goes into a comma of self-loathing and despair, plaguing everybody at the bar with his dejected attitude. But when stud Jacob Palmer see’s Cal down on his luck, he decides to lend a helping hand.
While Jacob is helping Cal, he finds a challenge of his own; wow Hannah, the new Law School grad, into coming home with him. When she says no, he becomes motivated that much more. Finally coercing her to come home with him after her breakup with her boyfriend, he soon finds that she’s much different than the girls he’s been known to be attracted to. When Jacob finds out something no one could have expected, his interest in Hannah is stunted as Cal’s new bad boy imagine is shattered at the stunning news.
Directed by Gleen Ficarra and John Requa, Crazy, Stupid, Love brings that light-hearted ambiance that most rom-com’s lack while still delivering killer punchlines. Crazy, Stupid, Love is able to do both; entertain us with witty comebacks while still keeping the mood real and upbeat. It’s realistic nature coupled with real-to-life situations make this movie a must-see.