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Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 July 2011 (USA)
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A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.

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Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) have the perfect life together living the American dream... until Emily asks for a divorce. Now Cal, Mr Husband, has to navigate the single scene with a little help from his professional bachelor friend Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Make that a lot of help... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for coarse humor, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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29 July 2011 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,104,303 (USA) (29 July 2011)

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$84,244,877 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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Steve Carell, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone all went on to receive Oscar nominations at The 87th Annual Academy Awards: Carell for Foxcatcher (2014), Moore for Still Alice (2014), and Stone for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014). Only Moore won. See more »

Goofs

When Cal begins telling Emily how to re-light the water heater pilot he tells her to open the gray door by sliding it down. As he finishes the directions he tells her not to forget to slide the gray door, "back down", presumably to close it. See more »

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Emily: When I told you when I had to work late? I really went to go see the new Twilight movie by myself, and it was so bad.
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This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)
Written by David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, and Tina Weymouth
Performed by Talking Heads
Courtesy of Sire Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Mediocre
19 October 2011 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I feel compelled to write as I can't believe the rating this movie has. We've seen it all before many times and this movie brings nothing new. OK let me begin, the first 40 minutes are funny, if it ended there it would be 10, Carrell & Gosling give good performances and really gel as a duo but like so many comedies it loses it's way and the mid section drags only to find that the finale is a big sentimental schmaltz that really shouldn't be present in a comedy. Why do American comedies always do this (Sandler, Carrey)? It's better than Just go with it, it couldn't be any worse!, and the performances are all first rate, it's just a pity the project is wanting.


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