Crazy, Stupid, Love

Crazy, Stupid, Love

Crazy, Stupid, Love

All-star romantic comedy from the directors of I Love You Phillip Morris.

Steve Carell plays straight-laced Cal, a man having trouble readjusting to single life after his wife (Julianne Moore) cheats on him and divorces. Single and desperately un-cool, Cal sulks his nights away at the local bar. That is until he meets Jacob (Ryan Gosling), a suave man-slapper and player, who takes Cal on as his wingman and protege. Jacob attempts to sharpen his style to get him back in the game. Also stars Marisa Tomei, Emma Stone and Kevin Bacon.

2011Rating: M, Sexual references and infrequent coarse language118 minsUSA
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Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

Balancing out the constant quippery is a film that tightly manoeuvres around its central theme – everyone’s troubled in love, and that love takes on many forms, from the creepy, unrequited variety, to Cal’s lack of self-love, to the heart-breaking complexities of a faltering marriage. There are fine performances from Carell and Julianne Moore as his unhappy wife, Emily. They provide a little more depth to a story that is otherwise destined to culminate in a screwball climax of epically silly proportions. It’s crazy stupid fun, in other words. With a little more heart than most.

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Variety

Variety

Old-fashioned as that might sound, there's a fresh, insightful feel to this multigenerational love story.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

The movie's biggest surprise is the revelation of Gosling as cunning comedian.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

What makes it worth watching, and worth liking, is the sense that it arrives at its warm and comforting view of things not by default but by choice.

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Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

Thanks to engaging performances from the whole cast, it's a happyish ride, with a few tender moments.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Crazy, Stupid, Love is a sweet romantic comedy about good-hearted people. Imagine that

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Great cast and good fun even if it's a little forced.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The romantic comedy and its stellar cast play out each of the title's three words to brilliant effect, but it's love in all its permutations that comes away with the starring role.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The movie suffers perhaps from too many characters and subplots but all the actors appear to have fun with their characters.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

For most of the way, Crazy, Stupid, Love coasts more than agreeably on the talents of four hugely charismatic actors and a tart, knowing script that tweaks the rom-com formula just enough to seem fresh.

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