Summary: I really enjoyed Crazy, Stupid, Love. because it is smarter (and funnier) than the average contemporary romantic comedy. The film translates surprisingly well to Blu-ray from an audiovisual perspective, but I found the special features to be a bit scant. (No bloopers/outtakes of Carell riffing?
Excerpt: Crazy, Stupid, Love is afull of good, deep-down decent people flailing in romances gone wrong. There’s Steve Carell, divorced by his movie wife Julianne Moore (always effortlessly great) because she’s having a mid-life crisis that involves zero degrees of naked separation from Kevin Bacon.
Excerpt: Instead of rattling off praise for Crazy, Stupid, Love , there’s something more important at hand. Hollywood has systematically destroyed whatever credibility the romantic comedy had left in recent years, pushing something like Crazy, Stupid, Love into the spotlight.
Excerpt: The Film Steve Carell has had some real highs and lows in his relatively short film career. When word came that he was leaving his successful sitcom gig, his follow-up Dinner for Schmucks seemed sort of fitting. Thankfully, Carell's first post- Office outing was the 2011 rom-com Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Excerpt: As far as romantic comedies go, they rarely break from the script, but that isn't the case here. In many ways, this film pokes fun at the clichéd moments found in the genre and the stars do a good job portraying their characters.
Excerpt: I had little interest in seeing “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” Though I liked the cast, the trailers made it look like another cheesy romantic comedy. But as I watched it, I found myself getting more and more pulled into the story and invested in the characters.
Conclusion: Crazy, Stupid, Love. isn't a typical romantic comedy, even when it wanders into conventional territory. It's all too easy to fall in love with everyone on screen, and laughs and genuinely moving moments await anyone willing to shelve genre expectations and go with Ficarra and Requa's flow.
Conclusion: A fine cast and perceptive script distinguish 'Crazy Stupid Love,' and the identifiable story and likeable personalities, led by Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, and especially Emma Stone (with whom I'm undeniably smitten) help loft this romantic comedy-drama above others in its class.