I’m not a movie buff or anything. But I do enjoy a good romantic comedy now and again. Have you seen Crazy, Stupid, Love? I recently watched it and thought it was excellent.
The movie stars Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon, Emma Stone, Jonah Bobo and Jane Carroll Lynch. As you can see, it has a great cast of actors. I pretty much love anything Steve Carell does. He is so funny. Ryan Gosling…need I say more? I actually remember him when he was on the Mickey Mouse Club. I may have just totally dated myself there.
I don’t want to give too much away, but I love how you see these stories come together. Probably my favorite part of the movie is when Cal talks about his new wardrobe which consists of many layers of shirts. Just the way he said it made me laugh. I actually found myself laughing out loud a few times.
At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Carell) is living the dream-good job, nice house, great kids and married to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his “perfect” like quickly unravels.
In today’s single world, Cal, who hasn’t dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of the un-smooth. Spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to handsome lothario Jacob Palmer (Gosling). In an effort to help Cal get over his wife and start living his life, Jacob opens Cal’s eyes to the many options before him: flirty women, manly drinks and a sense of style that can’t be found at Supercuts or The Gap.
Cal and Emily aren’t the only ones looking for love in what might be all the wrong places: Cal’s 13-year-old son, Robbie (Bobo), is in love with his 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica (Tipton), who harbors a major crush of her own…on Cal. And even Jacob’s new-woman-every-night modus operandi is challenged when he tries his best lines on Hannah (Stone), a girl he just can’t seem to get out of his mind-maybe because she’s the first woman he’s ever met who doesn’t think this professional player has any game.
Crazy, Stupid, Love is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, featuring a hi-definition, a standard definition and a digital copy of the film, for $35.99 and on a single disc DVD for $28.98. It can also be purchased for permanent download or rented on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles.