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Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

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Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Cast: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling


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All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
There are few genres as maligned as the romantic comedy -- and deservedly so, since the traditional "boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back" structure has fossilized into an overly familiar formula that few writers and directors have been able to crack open. Thanks to Dan Fogelman's beautifully constructed script, a peerless comedic ensemble, and ideal pacing by directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, Crazy, Stupid, Love. subverts our expectations without denying us the laughs. Steve Carell stars as Cal, who learns in the opening scene that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), wants a divorce after over two decades of marriage, in part because she had sex with a co-worker (Kevin Bacon). Still pining for his wife, Cal starts drinking nightly at a local singles bar, where he meets Jacob (Ryan Gosling), an expert ladies' man who walks out of the place with a different woman every night. Jacob takes pity on Cal and gives him lessons in seduction. Meanwhile, soon-to-be lawyer Hannah (Emma Stone) realizes she may not be in love with her safe, steady, boring boyfriend (a perfectly cast Josh Groban), and seeks out Jacob at that bar even though she turned down his initial pick-up attempt weeks before. Now, the man who has structured every interaction in his life in order to avoid commitments is afraid he's ready to commit, and needs advice from his pal Cal. At its heart, Crazy, Stupid, Love. has a jaundiced -- though not necessarily inaccurate -- take on the battle of the sexes in 2011; love isn't dead by any means, but this is a movie about how hard it is to love somebody rather than how easy it is. What's remarkable about the film is that while it's so very truthful about the darkest elements of its subject, it never ceases being funny. The characters' desires and their flaws are universal, but the sharp dialogue and impeccable comedic timing of the actors make these characters unique. There's a superb sequence where Hannah and Jacob have their first night together, and while their impromptu date seems to take up a long stretch of the movie, the directors shoot their pillow talk in a series of short scenes that, when taken together, give us a kaleidoscope effect of a perfect night -- the kind of night where two people really do become soul mates. Sure, it helps to have actors as talented as Gosling and Stone, but full credit must go to everyone involved for making us believe in love even when the movie itself never flinches from how painful that condition can get. And it's not just the main characters that get all the good scenes, or all the heartbreak. Emily and Cal's 13-year-old son, Robbie (Jonah Bobo), has it bad for his 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica (Analeigh Tipton), who herself is obsessed with Cal. The movie has as much respect for the difficulties of teenage love as it does for the adult version. Bobo holds his own in the comedic-timing department with an expert like Carell, and Tipton makes her insecure teen a lovely portrait of incipient womanhood. Although the movie focuses primarily on the men, the women are far from shortchanged. Moore captures the horror and regret of what she's done as well as the pressing need to have ended her marriage, Marisa Tomei gets huge laughs as the first of Cal's conquests as a single man, and Liza Lapira lands ceaseless comedic jabs as Hannah's best friend. Everybody in the film makes the most of Dan Fogelman's close-to-perfect screenplay. He does a great job of mixing in one-liners with setups that don't pay off until much later, all the while staying true to the characters by never shying away from the terror or the joys of love. The end of the movie satisfies, but hours or days later you just might think to yourself that while you left the movie giddy with pleasure, you're still not sure the characters will end up as happy as you did.

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Carell Cal
Ryan Gosling Jacob
Julianne Moore Emily
Emma Stone Hannah
Analeigh Tipton Jessica
Jonah Bobo Robbie
Joey King Molly
Marisa Tomei Kate
Beth Littleford Claire
John Carroll Lynch Bernie
Kevin Bacon David Lindhagen
Liza Lapira Liz
Josh Groban Richard
Mekia Cox Hip Hairdresser aka Tiffany
Julianna Guill Madison
Zayne Emory Robbie's Friend (Eric)
Crystal Reed Amy Johnson
Joanna Brooks Waitress for Cal and Kate
Reggie Lee Officer Huang
Caitlin Thompson Taylor
Karolina Wydra Jordyn
Tracy Mulholland Megan
Katerina Mikailenko Stephanie
Janine Barris Heather
Jenny Mollen Lisa
Charlie Hartsock Sad Sack
Algerita Lewis Robbie's Principal
Wendy Worthington Woman (Who Gives Cal Tour)
Dan Butler Cal's Boss
Tiara Parker Gabby
Laurel Coppock Sophia
Rasika Mathur Emily's Assistant
Joshua Sternlicht Bartender
Jasen Salvatore Bartender #2
Mike Long Bartender #3
Dillon Neaman Bartender #4
J-Ray Hochfield Bartender #5
Janae Nicole Caudillo Bartender #6
Christopher Darga Lowe's Salesman #1
Rich Hutchman Lowe's Salesman #2
Richard S. Horvitz Lowe's Salesman #3
Lauren Stone Mall Clerk
Megan James Hannah's Colleague #1
Rebecca Flinn Hannah's Colleague #2
Billy Atchison Hannah's Colleague #3
Ehrin Marlow Hannah's Colleague #4
David Orosz Hannah's Colleague #5
Camille Abelow Hannah's Colleague #6
Maija Polsley Jacob's Date
Christian Pitre Waitress with Check
Heather La Bella Female Bartender
Georgia Hurd Jacob's Girl
Lisa Brown Jacob's Girl #2
Yu Tingting Jacob's Girl #3
Raena Cassidy Raena
Ami Haruna Ami
Jessica Diz Olivia
Tania Wagner Tania
Georgia Treantafelles Georgia
Holly Daniels Assistant Principal

Technical Credits
Glenn Ficarra Director
John Requa Director
David Leroy Anderson Makeup
William Arnold Production Designer
Christophe Beck Score Composer
Eryn Brown Co-producer
Steve Carell Producer
Sue Chan Art Director
Phil Dagort Set Decoration/Design
Vance DeGeneres Executive Producer
Denise Di Novi Producer
George Drakoulias Musical Direction/Supervision
Andrew Dunn Cinematographer
Dan Fogelman Screenwriter
Stephen Hagen Asst. Director
Jeff Harlacker Associate Producer
Charlie Hartsock Executive Producer
Lee Haxall Editor
Michael Lantieri Special Effects Supervisor
Mindy Marin Casting
Barbara Mesney Set Decoration/Design
Benjamin Patrick Sound Mixer
Dayna Pink Costumes/Costume Designer
Jason Ruder Musical Direction/Supervision
David A. Siegel Executive Producer
Nick Urata Score Composer
Cinzia Zanetti Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Crazy Stupid Love
1. Chapter 1 [8:25]
2. Chapter 2 [12:29]
3. Chapter 3 [7:43]
4. Chapter 4 [9:48]
5. Chapter 5 [13:02]
6. Chapter 6 [:33]
7. Chapter 7 [10:31]
8. Chapter 8 [8:20]
9. Chapter 9 [10:10]
10. Chapter 10 [6:54]
11. Chapter 11 [12:44]
12. Chapter 12 [7:08]


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Crazy, Stupid, Love. 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
JimRGill2012 More than 1 year ago
If you don¿t mind the use of cutesy coincidences to drive a plot, this entertaining film just might charm your socks off. True to its title, this movie examines the various crazy, stupid, and downright inexplicable aspects of love¿and the love in this film flows freely: love lost between an endearing shlub (Steve Carrell) and his wife of 25 years (the always amazing Julianne Moore); love-as-lust as practiced by a hot young lothario (Ryan Gosling, perfectly cast); love avoided by an idealistic young lawyer-to-be (Emma Stone, in another role as the thinking man¿s hot chick); and unrequited love as only teenagers can experience it (Carrell¿s 13 year-old son, who just knows that his 17 year-old babysitter is his ¿soulmate¿ and said babysitter, who has a mad crush on Carrell). The plot here isn¿t the point anyway¿except for one pitch-perfect scene in which Gosling and Stone lie in bed together and experience the true intimacy of really getting to know¿and ¿click¿ with¿another person. The plot twists might be a bit contrived, but this film has its heart in the right place. If this film doesn¿t make you smile, then you¿ve probably never felt your pulse quicken or experienced butterflies in your stomach when you lay eyes on the object of your affection.
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LOVE THIS MOVIE ! its funny cute and has some amazing actors in it . plus a shirtless ryan gosling ;) would recomment to anyone looking for a romantic comedy . 5***** FAV movie . could watch it over & over .
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