Monday, September 19, 2011

Crazy Stupid Love *Movie Review*

Movie Synopsis:

Cal (Steve Carell) thought everything in his life was going good-good job, great kids, a wonderful wife, Emily (Julianne Moore). That is until after dinner one night at a local restaurant, Emily unexpectedly admits she wants a divorce over dessert.

Broken-hearted and alone, Cal hits up the local bar where he meets sharply dressed, smooth talker, Jacob (Ryan Gosling). Jacob takes Cal under his wing and teaches him everything he knows about woman; how to look, what to do and what to say to get one to go home with you.

Amidst that learning curve (that takes awhile to stick I might add), we take a peak into the love lives of Cal's son Robbie (Jonah Bobo), the kids' babysitter Jessica (Analeigh Tipton), and even Jacob's budding romance with 'the life changer' girl he just met, Hannah (Emma Stone).

Things start to get out of hand when each love story overlaps and lines are crossed in this romantic comedy that leaves no heart untouched by that little trickster cupid.

My Thoughts:

Separate lives intertwine in this modern love story and age is nothing but a number where cupid is concerned.

My wonderful boyfriend took me to see this because he know I had been wanting to see it since it came out, and I must say it was quite a fun 'date night' movie for the both of us! Afterword, he admitted that he really DID like the movie a lot. Hehe.

I personally did, too, but it wasn't WOW worthy like I had initially thought by the trailer-I hate it when all the good parts are included in the trailer O.o

Anyway, regardless, it was a really good movie, if not a little slow going. It was quite funny in a dry humor sort of way-I found myself laughing so hard at some of the parts that my stomach hurt! The actors included in this movie are some pretty well known one's, too-I really enjoy Emma Stone as an actress and Ryan Gosling....whew ;)

Truth be told, I think that was my favorite storyline.

Girls, grab your guys and make them watch this with you!! It's really cute and you'll both enjoy it :)

**This is an opinion solely based on my thoughts and opinions of the movie in question and no one elses. I was not influenced one way or another to write the subject matter in this review, so if you don't like it or don't agree with it, that is your choice and I fully respect it so please extend me the same courtesy**

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hubby like Steve Carell as an actor and I thought he will enjoy this movie, but sounds to me that there are Love "triangles" going on and he will not like that....we'll see if I can talk him into it.