I was invited to attend a screening of Crazy Stupid Love Monday night in Burbank. I invited my friend Ro to come with me t check out this chick flick, cause she and I usually laugh or make fun of the plot, while secretly going awww. LOL
Well, this movie gets right to the point as Cal (Carell) and Emily (Moore) are having dinner and she blurts out that she slept with someone else. Right away Cal, is a changed man. He says nothing, does nothing, just leaves and gets his own apt. While being absolutely pathetic drowning his sorrows at a bar and telling anyone within an ear shot that his wife cheated on him, he is approached by Jacob (Gosling)- smooth, sexy, ladies man, who offers to turn him into a man that his wife would regret leaving. But, soon Jacob is being taken down a road he has never thought to venture before with Hannah (Stone). What happens in between is all Crazy Stupid Love.
I am happy to say that for once, Hollywood’s take on love touched me, as they actually showed 2 characters truly in love, and despite how crazy and stupid they both were, you just knew they loved each other. I also love that ladies man brought down to earth by a girl that was his true match- smart, sexy and genuine.
At some points, it kinda dragged but the highs made up for the lows, and I truly enjoyed this movie. Carell was perfect as Cal- both sweet and loving, with a touch of a man discovering who he is. Moore, I enjoyed, but not sure she was a scene stealer for me. Gosling, god, he is beautiful and was great as Jacob, and Emma Stone was that fun, cute girl she is in most of her films and did not disappoint. My favorite was Marissa Tomei as one of Cal’s rebouns– she was perfectly neurotic and hilarious.
Not as risque as other movies out nowadays, instead opting to explore how crazy and stupid love can drive us. It wants to teach us that Love, really is everywhere and when you find the one who takes your breath away—you hold on and try to never let go.
This is a date night movie for sure, and will leave you feeling happy and light hearted. So take leave the kids with a sitter, and take your love to see this. I guarantee you both will like it.