# 208 – Crazy, Stupid, Love

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Without further ado, I present you my favorite romantic comedy of the year! Brilliant cast, nice story-lines and a twist that I wasn’t expecting. Maybe I was slow that day but I’m rather happy I didn’t expect it because it gave the movie so much more in the end. If I had googled the movie before I went to see it I would’ve seen the twist before hand so I do not recommend doing that. Much more fun to find out during the movie.

It’s even hard to tell something about this movie’s story without spoiling something but the easiest way is to say it is a movie about two different love affairs: one between a wife and a husband, the other between a experienced man and his lovers. First couple is of course the lovely Steven Carell and Julianne Moore: they brake up in the beginning and Steven’s character seeks help from a ladies man played by Ryan Gosling. His conquests of course need to come to an end with the lovely Emma Stone who of course is always funny and charming.

These four bring the main stories but there is also the story of the married couples son who is in love with his babysitter who is in love with Steven’s character. Yes, there is this whole drama around Steven’s character that pretty much holds the movie up on its feet and makes it funny. I do think that it is as good as a romantic comedy can get, although a little weird at times, it seemed logical and realistic enough to make it so far my favorite comedy of this year. Although there is a movie that comes really close but lacks the sophistication of Crazy, Stupid, Love. It isn’t corny because the acting doesn’t let it go that far – Steven and Ryan are brilliant in what they do while Julianne and Emma are both great in matching them. Some of the scenes felt really real thanks to their chemistry and by that I mean especially Ryan and Emma – just lovely!

No surprise that the stories are good, the writer Dan Fogelman has written many great things over the years – Cars for example and Tangled (which I liked a lot). Both have high scores on IMDb and Crazy Stupid Love is no different – 7,9 on IMDb and 4,5 out of 5 from me makes this a great entertainment like on a Friday night at home with friends!  This has mixed reviews though, a little of both opinions about it but as far as I think it was much better than the average rom-com. (A bit Easy A type as I come to think of it but I just might be thinking too much about Emma Stone.)

• Images from CinemaBlend.

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    CMrok93
    August 29, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Good Review! Overall, the film is too conventional for my liking. It needed to be sharper, wittier, and funnier. But for average summer fare, it’s okay. It’s far from perfect and runs on the long side, but rom-com and chick flick lovers will likely be satisfied. Check out my site when you can please!

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    mettelray
    August 29, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    On a rom-com scale it definitely isn’t bad and keeping that in mind it gets high scores. Besides, comedy is very subjective..
    Checking your blog out as we speak..

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