Crazy, Stupid, Love. Reviews
the movies message is not something new and it was probably repeated hundreds of times before , what changes is in the way to bring it to the table in a more bouncing way . the movie could have stopped anywhere near the end to let the auditor get to his own conclusions , however the movie delivers a satisfying ending.
Overall I had a good time watching it and that's what movies are all about !
Crazy, Stupid, Love takes a look at all of these things in a romantic comedy that's oozing with charm. The directing duo of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa takes a story that could pretty standard, not to mention lacking focus thanks to so many subplots, and delivers a wildly entertaining time. It's a rare case of a rom-com taking its time to find its footing and builds more and more steam as it progresses, as opposed to the typical case of this kind of comedy starting with a bang and fizzling out by the end, which, despite seeming worrisome at first, pays off greatly.
A key part of any rom-com is the chemistry between its leads, and the film delivers in more than one way. The strongest relationship here is, perhaps surprisingly, between the two male leads, suddenly aimless middle-aged single man Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) and expert womanizer Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Carell, unsurprisingly, brings so much likeability to a kind of character that he has all but monopolized as his own; Gosling, on the other hand, once again jumps back into a romance role after The Notebook, but proves his comedic timing and charm (if the latter wasn't obvious enough by now). Together, the two completely dominate every scene they share, and really help each other grow as characters. Cal shares a complicated, but ultimately nice, relationship with his wife Emily, an expectedly solid role from Julianne Moore; likewise, young aspiring lawyer Hannah (the ever charming Emma Stone) is all too good for Jacob's game, which gives him a test of his own. If there's a weak link in all of this, it would have to be the subplot of Jonah Bobo's Robbie, hopelessly in love with his older babysitter Jessica (Analeigh Tipton). Nothing against Bobo's acting, he's just stuck with a character who's often grating rather than charming.
The sentimentality will be a turn off for anyone who isn't a fan of that kind of storytelling, but it's a cute little movie with a strong sense of heart fueling this tale of well-meaning folks caught in the ties of love. It's not particularly crazy, but it's certainly not stupid.