Movie Review: Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

"What a cliché..."

This is a line the character of Steve Carell says in self pity after he is left by his wife (Julianne Moore) in the rain.

But a cliché Crazy, Stupid, Love is not!

If you ask me, it's a well-acted romantic-comedy that looks at the different stages of love. Ranging from puppy love to middle-aged relationships, the film offers a contemporary look with a few twists along the way. With characters that are fleshed out well (Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Analeigh Tipton, Justin Bobo), everything comes full circle when each deals with the love of their lives.

My main beef with the film is that it could have ended satisfactorily at one point, had the directors Glen Ficarra and John Requa cheated a bit (say, making everyone react in a positive way), but I think the creators felt a more logical and human way to resolve the conflicts.

None the less, I think there should be more rom-coms like Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Rating: 4/5

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