• Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Release Date: July 29th, 2011

DVD Release Date: November 1st, 2011

PG-13 |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily (Julianne Moore). Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. Over 40 and suddenly single, Cal is adrift in the fickle world of dating. Enter, Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling), a self-styled player who takes Cal under his wing and teaches him how to be a hit with the ladies.

Cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Analeigh Tipton, Jonah Bobo, Joey King, Marisa Tomei

Director: Glenn Ficarra , John Requa

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: DiNovi Pictures, Carousel

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry, Wife, Husband, Hilarious, 2010s, Love, Quest, Melodramatic, Bar, Family, Lighthearted, Son, Daughter, Car

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Grant the filmmakers the efficiency of their plotting, even if it reduces characters to types. And credit them with having assembled a cast capable of making the film's craziness and stupidity appealing, even if hitching actors of the caliber of Moore and Gosling (and to a lesser extent Carell and Stone) to material this thin is a little like hitching a Saturn rocket to a go-cart. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The movie also fights for what it wants - to touch us in the course of entertaining us - and it succeeds, with its zinger-studded script that transcends clumsy mechanics and a spirited cast that includes Marisa Tomei as a nymphomaniacal middle-school teacher, and Jonah Bobo as a lovesick eighth-grader. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The movie suffers perhaps from too many characters and subplots but all the actors appear to have fun with their characters. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy