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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.
(RoRo, B, LLL, V, SS, N, AA, MM) Strong Romantic worldview mitigated by some moral elements stressing family; 33 obscenities, 39 profanities (including some strong ones), and crude expressions and commentary, plus an obscene gesture; light violence includes man falls out of car and man slaps other man multiple times; strong sexual content overall includes implied fornication, talk about past adulterous affair, kissing and groping, young girl takes naked photos of herself, boy fantasizes about girl implied and mentioned multiple times, boy interested in pornography, man has implied sexual relations with multiple women and condemns men who haven’t been with multiple women; upper male nudity, naked man talks to protagonist and makes him uncomfortable, man passes out on other man’s nude groin (but nothing explicit shown), and scantily clad women; drinking and drunkenness; no smoking or drug use; and, lying, dysfunctional family but tried to be fixed, and glorified bar scenes.
CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. [sic] stresses the importance of keeping a family together and a marriage thriving even during hardships, but is infused with many crude elements.
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.