Cast delivers an amazing, memorable performance

August 29, 2011 Review Print Print
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In this romantic comedy, “Crazy Stupid Love,” Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the life he aspired to all along — he has great children; has married his high school sweetheart, Emily (Julianne Moore), and has a great job.

His life is going as planned until his wife tells him she wants a divorce and confesses to having cheated with cocky accountant David (Kevin Bacon) who wants a relationship with Emily.

So, suddenly, Cal finds himself single and in the dating game again.

Even more horrifying, Cal sticks out like a sore thumb.

After watching Cal get sloshed in a local bar and throw a pity party for himself, Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling), decides to take Cal under his wing and show him the ropes of dating again.

In the meantime, Emily’s 13-year-old son, Robbie (Jonah Bobo), is also coming into his own.

He has a diehard crush and will not give up on the family babysitter (Analeigh Tipton), who has a secret crush of her own and is torn on whether to act on it.

Add to the mix Hannah (Emma Stone), a law student, who is not falling for any cheesy pick-up lines and will not settle.

She is challenged and confused when she meets Jacob.

After being taught from the best of the best, Cal has a fling with an erratic teacher (Marisa Tomei).

Throughout all this, the movie highlights the love Cal and Emily still possess for one another.

“Crazy Stupid Love” is about fighting for the one you love.

This movie has all the dimensions of a romantic comedy with an edge.

It will make you want to laugh and maybe cry a little, but mostly laugh.

The cast is amazing and does a phenomenal job of making movegoers believe.

There are a few twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Rating: A+

To contact Emily Schorr, email seniorwriter@occc.edu.

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