I’m in love and it is the crazy, stupid kind. “Crazy, Stupid, Love” comes out today and it has the perfect mix of comedy and drama that makes it one of the funniest films this summer. Steve Carell is Cal, a devoted father and husband whose life is abruptly turned upside down after his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore) confesses to cheating on him with a co-worker and telling him she wants a divorce. Cal has been with Emily since he was seventeen, so being heartbroken and newly single after so long is a daunting task.
Enter Ryan Gosling as Jacob a well dressed hottie that is a womanizer. He knows the game and plays it very well. Jacob notices Cal at the bar and offers him a little advice. Stop focusing on your wife and put a little focus on yourself. Jacob takes Cal on a shopping spree and makeover. Then he teaches him the ropes about picking up women. Next thing you know Cal has become irrestiable eye candy.
While playing the field is great, Cal begins to miss Emily who he still believes is his soul mate. Cal’s son Robbie (Jonah Bobo) insists he not give up on her and do what it takes to get her back. Meanwhile Jacob has been out of touch as he has found a girl that he calls the ‘game changer’. Emma Stone is Hannah, a beautiful intelligent woman who throws herself at Jacob, but he does not take advantage as he usually does and the two connect on a higher level.
“Crazy, Stupid, Love” is the most fun I had in a movie this summer. The surprising twists and turns had me laughing out loud. The chemistry was magnetic between all couples and the brotherly love between Cal and Jacob was superb. With key players Emma Stone and Steve Carell you get a charming grown up comedy without all the gross you out antics. A genuine film that was easily relatable which made it a fantastic surprise .Do not miss the intricate web that is spun in “Crazy, Stupid, Love”