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Cal Weaver is living the dream-good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily, has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his "Perfect" life quickly unravels.
Comedy Drama Romantic - This is a romantic comedy aimed at an adult audience and should have
more adult appeal than most of its genre. Fans of Steve Carell and
Ryan Gosling will especially enjoy. The women in the film have
smaller roles, especially Marisa Tomei. Language and sex references
make the film inappropriate for kids.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 166 moviegoers:
TEENS:GREAT REVIEWS! Three-quarters loved it with half the rest rating it above average. Only a small percentage rated as low as average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Over half loved "Crazy Stupid Love." Nearly all the rest rated it above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much.
ADULTS:Nearly all the males and females enjoyed "Crazy Stupid Love" very much with approximately half loving it. Only a small percentage rated it a bit low.
At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the
dream—good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school
sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has
cheated on him and wants a divorce, his "perfect" 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 protégé to handsome lothario Jacob
Palmer (Ryan Gosling). In an effort to help Cal get over his wife and start
living his life, Jacob opens Cal's eyes to the many options before him: flirty
women, manly drinks and a sense of style that can't be found at Supercuts or The
Cal and Emily aren't the only ones looking for love in what might be all the
wrong places: Cal's 13-year-old son, Robbie (Jonah Bobo), is in love with his
17-year-old babysitter, Jessica (Analeigh Tipton), who harbors a major crush of
her own…on Cal. And even Jacob's new-woman-every-night modus operandi is
challenged when he tries his best lines on Hannah (Emma Stone), a girl he just
can't seem to get out of his mind—maybe because she's the first woman he's ever
met who doesn't think this professional player has any game.