Nov 1, 2011

Crazy, Stupid, Love, 2011

Crazy, Stupid, Love, 2011
Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Regua
Cast: Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling

Stage: Home theatre

Crazy, Stupid in short:
Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) have the perfect life together living the American dream... until Emily asks for a divorce. Now Cal, Mr Husband, has to navigate the single scene with a little help from his professional bachelor friend Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Make that a lot of help

Preps: I got a hint from a good friend of mine, she saw this one at the movies. Nevertheless, I do watch a lot of "hints" at home.

A promising start. However this is it. Now, the meaning of searching true love through an escapade of first changing the looks, then start working out, and then all of the sudden women fall at your feet. Cliche. Don't like it.
Are guys really in for making love over and over again, night after night with a different woman? And where is this bar with gorgeous women, that are waltzing around? No such thing. Nowadays, if you go to a bar, not likely that you will meet a hot chick or a hot guy, hitting on you with all the right words.

OK, we go through different steps of transformation of this ridiculously gayish guy. Which village did he come from and how come Julianne Moore is the one that got stuck with him when being a teenager (you just don't let a woman like that waltz away, or do you?) Not enough background in the marriage to see that. However, one of the points this piece is trying to is everlasting love, the one and true love you meet once in a lifetime. Well guess what. Some of us do and a lot of us don't. And that's the reality. No point of making this a big thing on the screen. And if you are making it, why distroy this image with this loap through the wild with the good women chase all of the sudden? The directors could have made up their minds earlier. Either go the true love cliche or go with a stud that goes around dazzling women like James Bond.

Not enough meat. Or if I paraphrase one of the good speaches. My god, you look like you have been photo shopped. The complete piece has been photoshopped.

My personal rate: 5,0 (well, there are good looking persons of both sex. And you will have some laughs with the plot and the complications. Is one of the messages that the world is a small place? Least I buy that).

Crazy, Stupid, Love on IMDB

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