REVIEW: CRAZY STUPID LOVE
OVERVIEW: Crazy, Stupid, Love, the perfect combination of sexy and cute, will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download November 1 from Warner Home Entertainment Group. Adapted from a screenplay by Dan Fogelman (ďCarsĒ films), Crazy, Stupid, Love is a critically acclaimed romantic comedy-drama that follows a manís perfect life unraveling after he discovers his wife is having an affair, turning his whole world upside down.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD include an UltraViolet Digital Copy of the standard definition theatrical version of the film, which allows consumers to download the film to a PC or Mac plus instantly stream it from a digital cloud to many computers, tablets or smartphones.
On November 1, Crazy, Stupid, Love can be purchased for permanent download or rented on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles.
It will also be available to rent via kiosks and subscription on November 29, 2011.
SYNOPSIS: At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Carell) is living the dreamógood job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his ďperfectĒ life quickly unravels.
In today's single world, Cal, who hasn't dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of
un-smooth. Spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protťgť to handsome lothario Jacob Palmer (Gosling). In an effort to help Cal get over his wife and start living his life, Jacob opens Calís eyes to the many options before him: flirty women, manly drinks and a sense of style that canít be found at Supercuts or The Gap.
Cal and Emily arenít the only ones looking for love in what might be all the wrong places: Calís 13-year-old son, Robbie (Bobo), is in love with his 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica (Tipton), who harbors a major crush of her own... on Cal. And even Jacobís new-woman-every-night modus operandi is challenged when he tries his best lines on Hannah (Stone), a girl he just canít seem to get out of his mindómaybe because sheís the first woman heís ever met who doesnít think this professional player has any game.
REVIEW: Personally, the title of this film says it all. Love is crazy and can make you take risks some of which will make you look stupid. If you donít agree, then my friend, you havenít been in love. Cal, played by Steve
Carell, has been married for over 25 years and to him itís a pretty good gig or so he thinks. But life can throw you curve balls. Julianne Moore as Emily, Calís wife, is going through a mid-life crisis. To her life has become stale. And so Cal and Emily embark on a journey of self discovery . . . just not together. The poor guy is blindsided. He thought it was still a good marriage. Itís just too much for our dear protagonist. So he does what most decent guys would do, he moves out, sulks, finds himself the nearest bar and starts to spend time there every night. Cal is pathetic. He is pathetic to watch especially for Jacob (Ryan Gosling). Jacob is a bon vivant, playboy who also frequents the same bar. The difference is Jacob hooks up night after night. Heís suave and oh so hot and sexy. After hearing Calís sob story a few times from a distance, a surprising project/friendship begins. In no time sad sack Cal has mastered the art of the hook up from my new boyfriend, oh sorry, I mean Jacob. On the other hand, just as Cal is going strong with his game, Jacob has a change of heart or letís just say he meets a game changer. You know, the grass is always greener. The married, settled guy wants to learn from the playboy and deep down the playboy would really like to settle down.
The twists and turns that occur within the different relationships in the film will catch you by surprise. There are some very funny and cute side stories that help give more life to this movie. Kevin Bacon as the ďother manĒ is sexy and adorable but you just know you donít want him to end up with the girl or wife as it may be. Marisa Tomei as one of Calís one night stands does a great job with her role . . . funny, funny stuff. There is also the sweet puppy love that Robbie (Jonah
Bobo), the 13 (going on 30) year old son has for his babysitter Jessica
(Analeigh Tipton). Then thereís Nana. Itís important for Cal and Emily that Nanaís feelings are taken into account regarding the possible divorce. But people, Nanaís character is a twist all itself.
The most important thing to remember is love is worth fighting for. With so many so called romantic comedies out there about one night stands, friends with benefits and such, whereís the real romance? This truly is a romantic comedy. A husband, a wife, and a family in situations where love must prevail. Go see this movie for a good laugh, for its witty repartee, for Goslingís style and hotness, but more importantly, go see it because you believe in love.
The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless.Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) in English, Spanish and French that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes
English Spanish French
2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital,
French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
English, French & Spanish English SDH, French & Spanish
Steve and Ryan Walk Into A Bar
- Sitting at the bar, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling candidly discuss their rolls, the movie, love and staring at your co-star's package
The Player Meets His Match
- Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone share how they had to maneuver between hilarious love scenes, dating on screen and a budding new bromance with Steve
UltraViolet Digital Copy and DVD version of the movie (initial shipment only)
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