Crazy, Stupid, Love. had a nice movie trailer. It showed a story of Steve Carell’s character going through tough times with Julianne Moore’s character. There was another layer in the trailer with Emma Stone’s character getting together with Ryan Gosling’s character. After seeing this ‘nice’ trailer, I swore to myself, I know this movie. I’ve already seen this movie.
The reality is: This nice trailer did not do the movie justice at all. I’m watching the movie thinking to myself, this has twists & unpredictability. After almost three decades of marriage, Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) are just about done as a couple. While trying to numb himself with booze, Cal meets & befriends Jakob Palmer (Ryan Gosling) a slick swordsmen who snares a smokin’ hot chick every night.
Cal undergoes a Manly Man Makeover & his confidence is boosted. Across town, Hannah (Emma Stone) is having her own love troubles with her boyfriend Richard (Josh Groban).
There were standout performances from Jonah Bobo as their love-struck 14-year old son. Also, a convincing performance by Analeigh Tipton as the babysitter. Kevin Bacon & Marisa Tomei are always good in supporting roles.
I’m going to predict: Crazy, Stupid, Love. will garner a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Comedy or Musical category.
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