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October 31, 2011

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Ryan Gosling is my new man crush...


THE STORY

Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) was a happy, decent, and boring man with a wife and two kids... His life crumbled after his wife, Emily Weaver (Julianne Moore), dumped him and confessed that she slept with her co-worker, David Lindhagen (Kevin Bacon)... Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling) then came into Cal's life and changed his whole appearance and guided him to become irresistible to women... However, no matter how many he slept with, Cal could never ever forget about his wife...


THE REVIEW

As u can see, this movie starred so many Hollywood stars and all of them gave great performances... 

Lets start off with my new favorite guy, Ryan Gosling... If someone asked me, "Who would u go gay for?", a few days ago I would not have the answer... but I have it now! Ryan Gosling! Yeah... He's sort of the guy who I wanted to be... Okey, enough with that whole man crush thing... In this movie, he's slick, funny and charming... At first, he was this sweet talker who knew all the lines to get the ladies to come home with him and it was pretty good of him to able to pull off the fast talking stuff because in the movie Drive, he hardly said a thing... Then, he started showing his comical side when he started coaching Cal to be a real man... Damn he's funny... Lastly, he's really charming and sweet when he found Hannah (Emma Stone), his true love... I love to see those two together... What got me smitten was the part when Hannah bit him on the shoulder in the liquor store and the way he reacted was very funny... I didn't know whether it's staged or just spontaneous, but that one particular scene reminded me of my girl and it made me smile...

Steve Carell will always be Steve Carell... If u're familiar with his movie, then u'll know what to expect from him - a lot of fun... All the funny talking, the slapstick, the jokes, the horrible laughing... Though I put Ryan Gosling first in this review, but actually the movie is mainly about Carell... He's the main man... 

I could see that the production crew tried to balance out the appearance of Jacob and Cal but they failed for sometimes Jacob was out of the picture for too long... 

Other stars, like I said before, also contributed so much to the production... Julianne Moore was perfect for the role as a confused married woman with a mid life crisis... She really looked exhausted in this movie... Emma Stone, ackkk! She's adorable and very very quirky... Gotta love her... Marisa Tomei was also perfect for her role as a crazy woman... Lastly, Kevin Bacon... I wonder why he's always the bad guy... Maybe it's that sinister look he has... 

Yeah, I don't do justice on the rest of the actors and focus only on Gosling... But whatever... The main forte or strength of this movie lied mainly on the stars' performances which is typical for rom-coms... 


The need to rely on the stars is necessary because rom-coms usually are filled with clichés... In this movie, playboy meets girl of his dreams, a very big speech at the end, guy fights for his girl, yada yada yada... cliché  cliché, cliché... In order to cover up that huge flaw in the story line, the production must depend on the stars to deliver quality fun time for the audience... 

Again, to conclude and summarize, like most rom-coms, this movie is full of cliches, but it is very fun to watch mainly because the main cast members gave quite brilliant and hilarious performances... Yeeha


3.5 out of 5 stars... 

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