Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) Review

Surprisingly funny and realistic, certainly a great watch and a good example of a comedy film with real actors being used to their strengths. At forty something, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) 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 (Julianne Moore), 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. Tim’s Film Reviews Recommended.


The acting in this film really surprised me because normally there’s not much to say in that department in comedies. The family dynamics of Steve’s side are very realistic and make you believe in what is happening to the characters, the best example of this would be Cal’s passive aggressive reaction to his wife wanting a divorce after having an affair (not everyone bursts out screaming with a red face). Emma Stone has definitely been improving her career and with that her acting skills and I will be looking forward to see her in ‘The Amazing Spider-man’ later this summer.

What I liked in this film was it’s the most serious I have ever seen Steve Carrel in a role but I really liked it and he was still really funny. The interactions between Cal and Kate are hysterical every time, from the bar to the bedroom to the classroom all made me really laugh. The first scene in the film to make me laugh would be the scene in the office when the boss heard him crying in the bathroom and thought it was cancer but later found out it was a divorce not sure why but it really made me laugh in chuckles and just loved the film from then.

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The Robbie characters crush on the babysitter was a mixture of embarrassment and funny but either way made you feel for the kid’s hopeless crush. The shopping scene with Cal and Jacob was a little weird and made me think I was watching queer eye for the straight guy mainly because they are so opposite, yeah that was very funny. Cal’s character was the worst pick up artist I think I have ever seen in film or real life to begin with and was much funnier than him doing it correctly. Julianne Moore’s character was the least interesting and least funny to watch in the film and could have been done a lot better. The wrapped up of the stories near the end is very funny and makes for a brilliant comedy film moment (dumbest fight I have seen in a while).

I will be releasing more reviews and more recent films I have seen in Cinema.

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