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Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)



Critic Consensus: It never lives up to the first part of its title, but Crazy, Stupid, Love's unabashed sweetness -- and its terrifically talented cast -- more than make up for its flaws.

Movie Info

At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dream-good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his "perfect" life quickly unravels. Worse, in today's single world, Cal, who hasn't dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). -- (C) Warner Brosmore
Rating: PG-13 (for coarse humor, sexual content and language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Dan Fogelman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 1, 2011
Box Office: $84.3M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


Emma Stone
as Hannah
Jonah Bobo
as Robbie
Joey King
as Molly
Kevin Bacon
as David Lindhagen
Josh Groban
as Richard
Mekia Cox
as Hip Hairdresser aka ...
Zayne Emory
as Robbie's Friend (Eri...
Crystal Reed
as Amy Johnson
Joanna Brooks
as Waitress for Cal and...
Reggie Lee
as Officer Huang
Algerita Wynn Lewis
as Robbie's Principal
Wendy Worthington
as Woman (Who Gives Cal...
Dan Butler
as Cal's Boss
Rasika Mathur
as Emily's Assistant
Jasen Salvatore
as Bartender #2
Mike Long
as Bartender #3
Dillon Neaman
as Bartender #4
J-Ray Hochfield
as Bartender #5
Christopher Darga
as Lowe's Salesman #1
Rich Hutchman
as Lowe's Salesman #2
Richard S. Horvitz
as Lowe's Salesman #3
Lauren Stone
as Mall Clerk
Megan James
as Hannah's Colleague #...
Rebecca Flinn
as Hannah's Colleague #...
Billy Atchison
as Hannah's Colleague #...
Ehrin Marlow
as Hannah's Colleague #...
David Orosz
as Hannah's Colleague #...
Camille Abelow
as Hannah's Colleague #...
Maija Polsley
as Jacob's Date
Christian Pitre
as Waitress with Check
Heather La Bella
as Female Bartender
Georgia Hurd
as Jacob's Girl
Lisa Ann Brown
as Jacob's Girl #2
Yu Tingting
as Jacob's Girl #3
Holly Daniels
as Assistant Principal
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News & Interviews for Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Critic Reviews for Crazy, Stupid, Love.

All Critics (205) | Top Critics (42)

A slickly polished, perhaps too carefully-structured romantic comedy that benefits immeasurably from Gosling's brand of anarchy.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

This well-cast comedy easily stands high above many of the romantic comedies we've seen in recent years.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

This is a movie with a bigger heart than a brain. As frustrating as it can be, still, there are worse offenses.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013

Crazy, Stupid, Love has several humorous spots and is filled with good performances from the entire cast.

Full Review… | February 28, 2013
We Got This Covered

Steve Carell, with Ryan Gosling as his wing man? Go figure.

Full Review… | January 14, 2013
Tribune News Service

It'll make you laugh, it'll make you'll frown, it might even make you cry, but mostly it'll just make you want to have sex with Ryan Gosling.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012

Audience Reviews for Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Your enjoyment of this film probably depends on your tolerance level for romance and the notion of The One. While there are some genuinely funny parts, mostly thanks to Carell, the film sometimes treads water when it's getting too serious or self-important. Thankfully, some of the romantic parts work too, especially Gosling and Stone's date, who have a good chemistry together. In the end the movie picks up speed again and surprises with a pretty decent twist, but easily could have been 15 minutes shorter altogether. It's refreshing to see Gosling in a somewhat light-hearted role for a change, though. Overall entertaining and with its heart at the right spot, albeit a bit naive.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Apart from disliking the casting, the film was okay as a drama. I presumed that it's a rom-com. The com part would have helped getting some light moments. Alas, it's just one of those romantic drama that's neither great nor trashy.

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer



Funnier and edgier than any romantic comedy i've seen in a while. However I would have expected nothing less, the directors of I Love You Philip Morris were involved and frankly I think they are both geniuses. They understand comedic timing as does it's hugely talented cast who give great performances all around. I did think it was baggy at times and featured more than enough sugar coating but I thought the original premise and the laughs to be had with it easily made up for the large amount of flaws. Engaging and emotionally involving, there is plenty of fun to be had with it. It's not as crazy, tragic or heartwarming as I Love You Phillip Morris which is an absolute masterpiece but considering how it counts itself as a mainstream comedy I was blown away at how profound and intelligent it was. Forget all the garbage like Marley and Me and New Year's Eve, you want something uplifting and heartwarming that will make you laugh and whimper, watch this movie. A real pleasant surprise of a film, a romantic comedy that I liked, but didn't love.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

Crazy, Stupid, Love. Quotes

Cal: I imagine you suffocating under a pile of women.
– Submitted by Charlotte W (3 years ago)
Hannah: Oh, you think coffee and sleep don't go together? Well, they do if it's High Point. It's decaffeinated!
– Submitted by Ann A (3 years ago)
Jacob: I am wildly unhappy.
– Submitted by Ann A (3 years ago)
Hannah: Daddy?
Jacob: Please, stop calling him that.
– Submitted by Augusta M (3 years ago)

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