Crazy, Stupid, Love (12A)

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Crazy Stupid Love

Crazy Stupid Love Ben Glass / Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Time Out says

Posted: Tue Sep 20 2011

Can a film be worth seeing for a single scene? There’s a moment midway through ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ – a seduction scene between brash but likeable ladies’ man Ryan Gosling (in his second film this week after ‘Drive’) and nervy, alcohol-fuelled Emma Stone – which is one of the most witty, truthful, beautifully acted scenes in any film so far this year. It’s an out-of-nowhere heart-grabber in which script, performance and tone find a truly perfect balance.

Unfortunately, the rest of the movie is a mess. This is one of those literate, star-stuffed family comedies of which Hollywood is fond at the moment – think a more phallocentric ‘The Kids Are Alright’. Steve Carell (pictured left) splits from wife Julianne Moore when she has an affair with Kevin Bacon, leading Carell to pal up with Gosling for a ‘Hitch’-style character reinvention.

Directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa rose to prominence with the script for scabrous Christmas classic ‘Bad Santa’, but they’ve fallen hard here: this is witless, saccharine and lifeless – all except for that one, glorious scene.
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Rated:

12A

UK release:

Fri Sep 23, 2011

Duration:

118 mins

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carolanne

well i dont do usually do rom-com but i actually liked this easy to watch little film. ok it has a few cliches in it but what do you expect?? it not arthouse for goodness sake!! if you like films with people wearing strange jumpers, dark grey sky and unfathomable plots...my advice is trot on!! if like me you're feeling a little down in the dumps and need a bit of cheering up, then put the kettle on, grab a biscuit/cat/friend and have a little swoon over Ryan Gosling and laugh a bit at this lightheated movie. I did! : )

carolanne

well i dont do usually do rom-com but i actually liked this easy to watch little film. ok it has a few cliches in it but what do you expect?? it not arthouse for goodness sake!! if you like films with people wearing strange jumpers, dark grey sky and unfathomable plots...my advice is trot on!! if like me you're feeling a little down in the dumps and need a bit of cheering up, then put the kettle on, grab a biscuit/cat/friend and have a little swoon over Ryan Gosling and laugh a bit at this lightheated movie. I did! : )

Mollie rose

went to see this film last night.have not laughed as much im my life i will defo go and see it agian.

Mollie rose

went to see this film last night.have not laughed as much im my life i will defo go and see it agian.

mollie rose

i dont think u should put things like that as i am going to see it to night so now im thinking its not good its ur apining if its not a good one dont put i can not understand people like that i will let u no my appiming tomorow

mollie rose

i dont think u should put things like that as i am going to see it to night so now im thinking its not good its ur apining if its not a good one dont put i can not understand people like that i will let u no my appiming tomorow

David

In the main, all films are formulaic, so its a little off to hold this against it. I found the script was quite well balanced, moments of sacchrine spaced throughout as to not over/underwhelm. Some nice moments and good turns by Gosling, Stone, Moore and Carell. It was never going to be a game changer of any sorts, but it was a solid example of its type.

scrumpyjack

F word light comedy (phew! almost feels original after this "c*** soaked" summer!) mostly delights and Tomei is delicious and steals the show. Fun, a bit touching and no spunk "jokes". 7/10

AndrewT

OK it was formulaic up to a point ( and not very funny) but quite affecting I thought with god performances from Carrell and Moore,

long cat

Flawlessly brilliant movie. Can't wait to buy it on DVD. I'll see it again before that

long cat

Flawlessly brilliant movie. Can't wait to buy it on DVD. I'll see it again before that

Marsellus

What's with all the negativity on this film? I thought it was great. A nice story, good performances all round and plenty of humour throughout. It reminded me a little of Dan in Real Life or Mrs Doubtfire in the way it mixes drama and comedy.

Ajay

This movie was delightful! It had good humour and although just under 2 hours was a little dragged at times, overall went away smiling from the cinema!

Ian

This is the first film to really make me angry in a long time. Apart from the scene detailed in the review it is such a huge disappointment. It hurtles from cliche to cliche with the biggest and most obvious cliche being signposted way ahead. I don't want to spoil it but when it hits about fifteen minutes from the end you will know. A film designed by focus groups with a fake and faux happy ending that falls into the cliche re PG13 when it wants to and should be R18 as Emma Stone's character says in the seduction scene. It could and maybe should have been the best and smartest family sex and relationship film since Sex, Lies and Videotape it should perhaps be titled dull, boring and cliched. Very disappointed. Stone and Gosling are worth 4 stars, the rest struggles to rise above 1.

FilmFanNL

I saw this movie in a local cinema about two weeks ago. I thought that this was actually one of the funniest movies that I have seen so far this year.