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.

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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 Bros
PG-13 (for coarse humor, sexual content and language)
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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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 Tiffany
Julianna Guill
as Madison
Zayne Emory
as Robbie's Friend (Eric)
Crystal Reed
as Amy Johnson
Joanna Brooks
as Waitress for Cal and Kate
Reggie Lee
as Officer Huang
Janine Barris
as Heather
Charlie Hartsock
as Sad Sack
Algerita Wynn Lewis
as Robbie's Principal
Wendy Worthington
as Woman (Who Gives Cal Tour)
Dan Butler
as Cal's Boss
Rasika Mathur
as Emily's Assistant
Joshua Sternlicht
as Bartender
Jasen Salvatore
as Bartender #2
Mike Long
as Bartender #3
Dillon Neaman
as Bartender #4
J-Ray Hochfield
as Bartender #5
Janae Nicole Caudillo
as Bartender #6
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 #1
Rebecca Flinn
as Hannah's Colleague #2
Billy Atchison
as Hannah's Colleague #3
Ehrin Marlow
as Hannah's Colleague #4
David Orosz
as Hannah's Colleague #5
Camille Abelow
as Hannah's Colleague #6
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
Jessica Diz
as Olivia
Holly Daniels
as Assistant Principal
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Critic Reviews for Crazy, Stupid, Love.

All Critics (205) | Top Critics (44)

This is witless, saccharine and lifeless...

Full Review… | September 20, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

When a movie opens with a woman telling her husband that she wants a divorce after twenty-five years of marriage and it isn't played for laughs, you know you're not in for a "typical" Hollywood comedy...

August 4, 2011
Top Critic

There's strong, fleetingly powerful stuff in Crazy, Stupid, Love., but like its awkwardly punctuated title, the movie jerks to a halt just when it's beginning to flow.

August 4, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

It gets better and funnier after a labored and lumbering start, which is entirely the opposite of most Hollywood comedies.

July 31, 2011
Top Critic

This is not the ultimate romantic comedy - the one that makes you fall as hard for the characters as they do for one another while savoring their every interaction - but it seems fresher and less recycled than much of the product out there.

Full Review… | July 29, 2011
Top Critic

This is the sort of film that Oscar generally ignores come awards season. It shouldn't. Crazy Stupid Love is a crazy smart film.

Full Review… | July 29, 2011
Detroit News
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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.
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
familiar stranger

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[img][/img] 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.

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Directors Cat

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