At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dream - good 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. Worse, in today's single world, Cal, who hasn't dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to handsome, thirty something 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. Cal and Emily aren't the only ones looking for love in what might be all the wrong places: Cal's 13-year-old son, Robbie (Jonah Bobo), is crazy about his 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica (Analeigh Tipton), who harbors a crush on Cal. And 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.
Surprisingly, I am not typically a fan of romantic comedies. They tend to all have that cheesy not so funny feel to them. This movie was refreshing and may have given me a little more faith in the romantic comedies of the future. I was also surprised with the amount of laughs "Crazy, Stupid, Love" got from me. If you too, have been burned out by some of the bad romantic comedies of the past, don't give up just yet." Crazy, Stupid, Love" introduces humor to real life and makes for a sweet movie in all the ways that count.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
Crazy, Stupid, Love contains the following special features:
Blu-ray Combo Pack includes:
- Steve and Ryan Walk Into A Bar - Sitting at the bar, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling candidly discuss their rolls, the movie, love and staring at your co-star's package
- The Player Meets His Match - Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone share how they had to maneuver between hilarious love scenes, dating on screen and a budding new bromance with Steve Carell.
- Deleted Scenes
· UltraViolet Digital Copy and DVD version of the movie (initial shipment only)
· Deleted Scenes
Buy It: SRP Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99 ; Single disc $28.98
Standard Street Date: November 1, 2011Theatrical Version Running Time: 117 min Theatrical Version Rating: PG-13 (for coarse humor, sexual content and language)
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