Saturday, March 3, 2012

Crazy, Stupid, Love.!!!

Crazy, Stupid, Love. is directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa and stars Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, and Emma Stone. The film focuses on Cal Weaver (Carell) who discovers that his wife, Emily (Moore) cheated on him with a co-worker, David Lindhagen (portrayed by Kevin Bacon) and wants a divorce. Blind slighted, confused and hurt Cal pathetically tries to take his mind off things by going out, drinking and crying about how hurt he is. Jacob Palmer (Gosling) is captivated by Cal’s story and strives to help him. He encourages him to change his appearance with new clothes, shoes, and teaches him how to talk to women and how to bring them home with him. Can Cal move on after the pain and suffering Emily made him endure? Or will he eventually advert to his old ways and wallow in self pity?

Crazy, Stupid, Love. is a film engulfed with comedy and heart. The acting is impressive; Carell is great as the vulnerable, hurt husband that struggles to move on. Gosling is terrific as the wise and noble womanizer. He is strong, confident and captivating. Guys want to be him and girls want to be with him. He’s funny and witty and is perfect as Cal’s go-to guy for help and advice. Julianne Moore is great as the cheating wife that feels deeply guilty and sorry for what she has done. It’s nice to see a film that shows the emotional roller coaster ride she’s on, and she was the one that destroyed everything. She’s just as hurt as Cal and at times the film is somewhat unrealistic but the emotions displayed in the film are genuine. At times they seem as though they can make it work, and other times they just can’t move past it. It’s a delight to watch a portrayal as real as that, rather than have them both move on and act like they never cared about one another, like most films do. Emma Stone is sweet as Hannah. She plays a minor yet, pivotal role. She’s in a relationship with a guy that has no clue what she wants and she’s not happy, she looks for Jacob and instead of finding a one night stand she finds a friend and a possible boyfriend. The chemistry between Stone and Gosling is great, although he is a lot older than her in real life, it doesn’t seem that way in the film.

Crazy, Stupid, Love. is a fun story that has some surprising twists built in. Without giving anything a way, the audience is in for a treat. The film is filled with comedic events and soaked with heartbreaking scenes that will make the average movie-goer moved by their performances and character development.

Crazy, Stupid, Love. is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys films deeply packed with comedy and love. A film that displays people fighting for the life they deserve and sharing it with the people they love and care for.

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