Crazy, Stupid, Love
Release Date: July 29, 2011
Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling,
Julianne Moore, Emma Stone,
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 118 minutes
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures/Time
Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Executive Producer: David A. Siegel, Vance
Degeneres, Charlie Hartsock
Producer: Steve Carell, Denise Di Novi
Writer: Dan Fogelman
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Cal, played by Steve Carell, is in love with his wife of 25 years, but after he learns his wife, Emily, had an affair, they decide to divorce. Meanwhile, their 13-year-old son, Robbie, has a crush on the babysitter, Jessica. After many crude situations, Robbie declares his love for Jessica, who then replies she’s in love with a much older man, who turns out to be Robbie’s father, Cal.
In complete distress over his divorce, Cal decides to go to the same bar continuously every night, where he meets a wealthy playboy named Jacob. Every night, Jacob is able to pick up different girls. Jacob sees Cal and decides to help him pick back up his life in order for Cal to be successful with women and “regain his manhood.”
Building his confidence through the advice of Jacob, Cal starts sleeping with different women and playing the bar game, but Cal realizes that he still loves his wife and wants to be a good father to his children. At the same time, Jacob has fallen for Hannah, a lawyer, who’s unlike any other girl he’s met, allowing him to realize he was never happy with the things he could buy with his wealth and the multiple girls he could bring home.
CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. has a positive underlying message, saying that family and marriage should be fought for, but there are some very crude elements getting up to that point. Other problem elements include a 17-year-old girl taking naked photos to give to a married man, but then ending up giving them to a young 13-year old boy who fantasizes with the photos. Along with this is an emphasis on men being with multiple women to obtain manliness. Yet, CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. is witty, well plotted and definitely keeps viewers entertained throughout.
CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. has a strong Romantic worldview where, in the end, emotional love endures and is considered the most important thing to be obtained in this world. CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. is entertaining and well done with an emphasis on commitment in marriage, but it has some strong cautionary sexual elements plus lots of foul language.
CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. has a strong Romantic worldview where emotional love is considered the most important thing in this world. CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. is entertaining and well done, with an emphasis on commitment in marriage, but it has strong crude, salacious elements plus lots of foul language.