Directed by: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa
Staring: Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Kevin Bacon, Marissa Tomei
Sassi\’s Star Rating: 3.5/5
With the final season of the US Office currently shooting sans one Mr. Michael Scott, those of you needing your fix of a certain Carell-ian humour can turn to Crazy, Stupid, Love to tide you over for the warmer months.
Carell scores big points for his toned down performance as Cal: the middle aged dork that has been stuck in a rut since high school. So when his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore) decides she doesn\’t want to be with him, in said rut, she begins an affair with a co-worker (Kevin Bacon). Cal responds as any loving husband would, by jumping out of a moving car.
Thus begins Cal\’s journey to reclaim his manhood, as guided by suave ladies man, Jacob (Ryan Gosling), a stranger that takes pity on him at a local bar. Jacob teaches Cal the fine art of wooing the fairer sex, starting by throwing his Gap jeans, New Balance sneakers, and conscience out the window.
Crazy, Stupid, Love is an intricately tangled web of unrequited love with riotous results. This film is essentially a game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon with a good splattering of romance attached. Deliciously sweet is the young Robbie\’s (Jonah Bobo) infatuation with his babysitter Jessica (Analeigh Tipton). Unfortunately for him, Jessica has the hots for his dad Cal, which is hilarious for us when she tries to win over her unobservant employer with some erotic photography.
But the catches of the day are undoubtedly Gosling and Stone who work together like some ridiculously good looking, quirky, LOL inducing Kylie and Jason.
With some very quotable one liners and just the right amount of sentimentality Crazy, Stupid, Love is a sure fire winner for romantic comedy buffs. Stick with this one, because it keeps getting better the further it moves along.
Crazy Stupid Love is in cinemas now.
Category: Film & TV