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Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

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Critic Consensus: It never lives up to the first part of its title, but Crazy, Stupid, Love's unabashed sweetness -- and its terrifically talented cast -- more than make up for its flaws.

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At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dream-good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his "perfect" life quickly unravels. Worse, in today's single world, Cal, who hasn't dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). -- (C) Warner Bros

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Cast

Emma Stone
as Hannah
Jonah Bobo
as Robbie
Joey King
as Molly
Kevin Bacon
as David Lindhagen
Josh Groban
as Richard
Mekia Cox
as Hip Hairdresser aka Tiffany
Zayne Emory
as Robbie's Friend (Eric)
Crystal Reed
as Amy Johnson
Joanna Brooks
as Waitress for Cal and Kate
Reggie Lee
as Officer Huang
Algerita Wynn Lewis
as Robbie's Principal
Wendy Worthington
as Woman (Who Gives Cal Tour)
Dan Butler
as Cal's Boss
Rasika Mathur
as Emily's Assistant
Jasen Salvatore
as Bartender #2
Mike Long
as Bartender #3
Dillon Neaman
as Bartender #4
J-Ray Hochfield
as Bartender #5
Christopher Darga
as Lowe's Salesman #1
Rich Hutchman
as Lowe's Salesman #2
Richard Steven Horvitz
as Lowe's Salesman #3
Lauren Stone
as Mall Clerk
Megan James
as Hannah's Colleague #1
Rebecca Flinn
as Hannah's Colleague #2
Billy Atchison
as Hannah's Colleague #3
Ehrin Marlow
as Hannah's Colleague #4
David Orosz
as Hannah's Colleague #5
Camille Abelow
as Hannah's Colleague #6
Maija Polsley
as Jacob's Date
Christian Pitre
as Waitress with Check
Heather La Bella
as Female Bartender
Georgia Hurd
as Jacob's Girl
Lisa Ann Brown
as Jacob's Girl #2
Yu Tingting
as Jacob's Girl #3
Holly Daniels
as Assistant Principal
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Critic Reviews for Crazy, Stupid, Love.

All Critics (238) | Top Critics (64)

Despite some shaky plotting, the Carell and Gosling duo is an engaging watch and the two have their own special brand of chemistry that keeps the film going, even when things feel just ludicrous enough to be distracting.

September 22, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The acting is universally excellent, and during the majority of the film's running time what's taking place is almost too glorious for words.

January 27, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Steve Carell sets aside his goofball schtick for a more earthy role in this satisfying, mature ensemble romantic dramedy.

October 18, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5

It's several cuts above the average romantic comedy that we've been getting lately and I've been sort of railing against those, because they're not romantic and they're not funny but this is both romantic and funny.

September 29, 2011 | Rating: 4/5

There may not be much competition, but it's among the best of the year.

September 23, 2011 | Rating: 3/5

It ties its strands together a touch too tightly two-thirds of the way through - but still leaves enough hanging at the end to be credible.

September 22, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Crazy, Stupid, Love.

An average romantic comedy that boasts a terrific cast, especially Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling, who is clearly one of the most versatile actors of his generation. Despite some silly moments that threaten to bog down the story, it is touching enough to be worth it.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Your enjoyment of this film probably depends on your tolerance level for romance and the notion of The One. While there are some genuinely funny parts, mostly thanks to Carell, the film sometimes treads water when it's getting too serious or self-important. Thankfully, some of the romantic parts work too, especially Gosling and Stone's date, who have a good chemistry together. In the end the movie picks up speed again and surprises with a pretty decent twist, but easily could have been 15 minutes shorter altogether. It's refreshing to see Gosling in a somewhat light-hearted role for a change, though. Overall entertaining and with its heart at the right spot, albeit a bit naive.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Apart from disliking the casting, the film was okay as a drama. I presumed that it's a rom-com. The com part would have helped getting some light moments. Alas, it's just one of those romantic drama that's neither great nor trashy.

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