Movie Review: Crazy Stupid Love

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Synopsis: At forty-something, straight-laced Cal Weaver 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, 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 protege to handsome, thirty-something player Jacob Palmer. 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, is crazy about his 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica, who harbors a crush on Cal. And despite Cal's makeover and his many new conquests, the one thing that can't be made over is his heart, which seems to keep leading him back to where he began.
Starring: Steve Carrell,
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Kevin Bacon, Crystal Reed, Marisa Tomei and Joey King
Directed by: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa
U.S. Rating: PG-13

I should start mentioning that having such an amazing cast, you couldn't expect anything less than a pretty entertaining and funny film.

Crazy Stupid Love is a fresh and light comedy about a forty-something man called Cal with a pretty standard and boring life. He finds his wife Emily has been cheating him with her co-worker, David. Knowing this situation affected his personal and marital life, his wife can't handle it anymore and asks him for a divorce. After moving into his own apartment, Cal begins frequenting a bar night after night, talking loudly about his divorce. There, he meets a young handsome guy called Jacob, that is a successful womanizer. Jacob noticed Cal talking about his divorce and rapidly offers him some help to get over the situation and be successful with women. He teaches him how to dress, how to talk and how to act towards women. Cal starts learning the lessons and become a different man, having more interaction and encounters with other women.

In the meantime, Jacob meets Hannah, a cute girl that refuses his flattering invitations. Later, they meet again and Jacob falls in love with Hannah.

Cal and Emily have a 13 year-old son, Robbie, who is deeply and crazy in love with his babysitter, Jessica. Jessica is a 17 year-old girl, daugther of Cal and Emily's best friends. Jessica, at the same time, is secretly in love with Cal. Cal will always encourage Robbie to go and fight, never stop chasing his dream and find his love, but Jessica always rejects him, because... She's in love with Robbie's father.

All these love situations will converge in just one single and hilarious situation that will make the whole film worth to watch and have a really good entertaining time and some hysterical laughs.

A simple but fresh plot, played by an amazing cast. A film worth to watch and enjoy on the big screen and some more times after coming on DVD. Totally recommended!

I would rate this movie with a 3.5/5

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