Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Crazy, Stupid, Love Review For Blu-Ray Elite!!!

 Warner Bros. blu-ray elite program, recently sent me the romantic comedy, Crazy, Stupid Love. The film stars Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone and is directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. The film centers on a bland couple that have been married over twenty years until one day everything changes. Cal Weaver (Carell) takes his beautiful wife Emily (Moore) out to dinner, and while discussing their decisions on dessert, Emily blurts out the she wants a divorce. Devastated and confused, Cal doesn’t know what to do or where to turn. Emily discloses that she slept with someone else and that she’s not happy so Cal moves out. Cal is hurt, and the only way he knows how to deal with the pain is by complaining about the situation to anyone who will listen. He goes out to a bar, wearing sloppy clothes, drinking girly drinks and pathetically crying over his failed marriage. Enter Jacob (Gosling). Jacob is this smooth talking, suave, handsome womanizer that wants to help Cal change his life. He takes Cal under his wing and attempts to make him more like him. Can Cal change his ways and move on over his failed marriage or will he slip into a depression and falter under pressure?

Crazy, Stupid, Love is a unique blend of comedy and drama. The film focuses on a very dramatic storyline, but comedy surrounds it. The acting in the film is great. Carell is great as the vulnerable, average guy that clearly needs a clue, and the transformation that he portrays is superb. The character truly grows throughout the film, and it’s fun to witness. Gosling is perfect as the egotistical, clich√©, womanizer. He is hysterical, especially when he is trying to train Cal to be more like him. Moore is entrancing as the tragic wife that cheated. I love how they made her cheat, yet she is guilty and miserable the entire film. I feel as though that is quite a different approach to a storyline like that. It’s more realistic and believable, since these two people were married for years and one mistake changed everything, it’s believable that she is confused and angry with herself for ruining everything. Moore is on the verge of tears in almost every scene and it’s incredible to watch. She delivers a beautiful performance. Stone is great as Hannah, she’s goofy, witty and likeable.

In conclusion I highly recommend Crazy, Stupid, Love to anyone who enjoys comedy, romance, drama and a film that is filled with heart and the belief that everything happens for a reason and sometimes, all you need is love.

Also, check out my previous review of the film here!!!

2 comments:

  1. I loved this movie what a great ending!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. I loved it too! The ending definitely threw me in for a loop!

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