My two cents on...Crazy Stupid Love

Sunday, December 18, 2011

One of the best movies of 2011! Most of the reviews I have read, gave the movie a solid thumbs up and in reviewee-speak 'it was a sharp, decidedly superior romantic comedy whose top-rate performers and fizzy dialogue go a long way to overcoming its-tired set up,' says a guy on some newspaper website.

I love romantic comedies and I think that this one was the greatest I have seen for the year. It is definitely a must see.

Rotten Tomatoes sums it up as follows: At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dreamgood job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his perfect life quickly unravels. The hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). In an effort to help Cal get over his wife and start living his life, Jacob opens Cal's eyes to the many options before him: flirty women, manly drinks and a sense of style that can't be found at Supercuts or The Gap. But despite Cal's makeover and his many new conquests, the one thing that can't be made over is his heart, which seems to keep leading him back to where he began.

I laughed at Carrel's silly antics, something that seems to be following him from all his previous movies. Perhaps that is what makes him the actor he is. Further, the movie also throws an unexpected curveball which in my view, makes the entire movie. It is not the typical boy-meets-girl-breaks-up-after-misunderstanding, but rather gives us as the viewers a glimpse into everyday life. That is, if everyday life was super funny and had super sexy people in it. ie Emma Stone.

But if there is one thing I cannot understand, is this: 

Why again do people think he is sexy?
I don't get it.


Dree said...

I really enjoyed CSL too. Plus because I love Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. What is it about Ryan Gosling? I think he does hilarious interviews, first of all, and he seems like a really genuine guy. And he breaks up random street fights. And he doesn't put on a front about acting being his "craft" or hating being in the spotlight though he chose that life, etc. Is it obvious that I love Ryan? Haha!

Happy Sunday!

Kirsty Rox Wilde said...

Oh goody, i wasnt too sure if it was good or not, off to rent it later for sure :) oh and Ryan Gosling acted in the movie girls all over the world fell in love with...yes The Notebook, almost every womans dream man... I think that kinda stuck with him through the years

Kendra said...

I LOVED this movie. And I hope you're joking about not believing in Ryan's sexiness! That man makes me weak in the knees. Well, my husband too but Ryan for sure has my teenage heart.

Leah said...

I haven't seen the movie, but how can you NOT think he is sexy! Those eyes...ahh.

xo L.

Ly said...

What he's so sexy haha. I love CSL it's light hearted.

Shannon said...

I'm going to have to add this movie to my must-see list. And, I don't know what it is about Ryan Gosling but I adore him. Ever since The Notebook, I just can't get enough. I think it's mostly his humor and genuine personality.

sea to shining port said...

I can't wait to see it!!

- Caitlin

Laura Burtis said...

OH GIRL!! Love, love, LOVE this movie! SO freaking much! I absolutely adore Emma Stone, and seriously, Ryan is GORGEOUS! {We can agree to disagree ;)} We saw this in the theatre, and I definitely need to watch it again ASAP! Love it!

jillian m. said...

One of my favorite movies! Definitely not your average romantic comedy - and that's what I love about it. Ryan Gosling? Gorgeous! In my opinion, anyway. Apart from his handsomeness, I find him to be very funny, confident and gentlemanly. He just has a way about him.

Foster said...

I have a thing for Ryans. Seriously you have Ryan Reynolds on one side and than Ryan Gosling on the other. They are both amazing actors and handsome in every way.

This movie was a great one. I love all the twists and turns, because the ending tied them in all together.

Great blog!

Shutterbug said...

ryan is so adorable and so likeable. how could you not think he's sexy?

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