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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Untitled Dan Fogelman/Steve Carell Project  »

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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 has said that he hates the title of the film, stating that he couldn't imagine a group of college guys saying, "Five tickets to Crazy, Stupid, Love. please." One of the working titles Carell preferred was "The Wingman," which he felt was a boring title but more accurately described the film's plot. See more »

Goofs

When Bernie finds out that his daughter is in love with Cal he drives over to the house where Emily and the Weaver family are living. When he runs around the corner of the house, Robbie immediately calls out "Jessica!" even though she is not yet visible and Robbie can therefore not know Jessica is also coming. See more »

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Hannah: Take off your shirt.
Jacob: Why?
Hannah: Please can you take off your shirt, 'cause I can't stop thinking, and then you just...
Jacob: Okay, okay, okay, okay, okay.
Hannah: Alright, okay, okay, okay.
Jacob: [removing his shirt] Okay, okay, okay.
Hannah: Fuck! Seriously? It's like you're Photoshopped. Can I...?
[walks forward and touches Jacob's abs]
Jacob: Ahh! You have cold hands. Now you take off your dress.
Hannah: No.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Horrible Bosses/Zookeeper (2011) See more »

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Written by Gary Kemp
Performed by Spandau Ballet
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Not as great as everyone says but it's still a notch above the usual romantic comedy.
8 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After seeing the trailer a million times at theaters I was looking forward to seeing Crazy Stupid Love as it has one of my favorite actors in it, Julianne Moore. It looked to me like a smart romantic comedy for adults with a bit of an edge, which is exactly what it is, the story is fresh and appeals to a broad age range, the Steve Carrell/Julianne Moore storyline appeals to the older married demographic and the Ryan Gosling/ Emma Stone storyline appeals to the younger hipper generation.

Steve Carrell gives a terrific performance as the poor guy whose life just seems to go from bad to worse, I think he will be nominated for a golden globe or something like that, he is a very funny guy to watch no matter what role he is in, the rest of the cast is fine also, Miss Moore once again proves she us an actress with a spectacular, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone have excellent chemistry together which makes them entirely believable as lovers, however one person steals the show and that is Marisa Tomei in all her nutty glory, her scenes are exceptionally funny but they are too few and far between.

This movie does have it's flaws, the end twist is too far fetched and unbelievable, I think it would have been better if they gave you some clues as to how the story all comes together in the end, the Gosling/Stone relationship isn't given enough time to make you really care, and also it's a tad too long. But other than that this is a nice, funny and overall enjoyable film to watch.


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