Crazy, Stupid, Love

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE (15)
D: Glenn Ficarra & John Requa
Warner Bros./Carousel (Steve Carell & Denise di Novi)
USA 🇺🇸 2011
118 mins
 
Comedy/Romance
 
W: Dan Fogelman
DP: Andrew Dunn
Ed: Lee Haxall
Mus: Christophe Beck
 
Steve Carell (Cal Weaver), Ryan Gosling (Jacob Palmer), Julianne Moore (Emily Weaver), Emma Stone (Hannah Weaver), Marisa Tomei (Kate Tafferty), Kevin Bacon (David Lindhagen)    
 
A middle aged divorcee receives tips on how to objectify women from a young, hip go-getter, who subsequently falls in love with the divorcee's daughter.
Superficial, sexist, misogynistic, materialistic, disingenuous rom-com bollocks with a good cast given average dialogue.  
Julianne Moore is probably the most realistic character in the entire film, the rest of them epitomise everything shallow about 21st century lifestyle and mannerisms. There's some cute physical chemistry between Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, but their characters aren't well written enough to make you really care about their relationship and whether they end up together.
Crazy, stupid trash.
4/10

Ryan Gosling & Steve Carell in Crazy, Stupid, Love
Ryan Gosling & Steve Carell in Crazy, Stupid, Love