Crazy, Stupid, Love is a 2011 American romantic comedy movie directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, written via Dan Fogelman and starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei and Kevin Sir Francis Bacon. It follows a these days separated guy who seeks to rediscover his manhood and is taught how to choose up women at bars.
The film was launched inside the United States by means of Warner Bros. Pictures on July 29, 2011, grossing over $142 million in opposition to its $50 million budget. Gosling turned into nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his overall performance.Plot
Cal Weaver is a center-elderly guy whose spouse Emily asks for a divorce after she famous an affair she had with co-employee David Lindhagen. After getting into his personal condominium, Cal starts frequenting an upscale bar, speakme loudly approximately his divorce, until he draws the eye of a younger man named Jacob Palmer. Jacob, a womanizer who beds exceptional ladies each night, become currently rejected by means of a lady named Hannah. Jacob takes pity on Cal and offers to teach him how to choose up women. After some awkward attempts to talk to girls, Cal seduces Kate at the bar. This experience gives Cal the confidence to approach different women, and Cal starts to successfully emulate Jacob’s instance. Eventually, Cal and Emily reunite at their thirteen-12 months-antique son Robbie’s discern-instructor conference, in which Emily is inspired with the aid of Cal’s newfound confidence and fitted garments. Their reunion is going nicely until Robbie’s teacher is revealed as Kate, who shares with Emily that she and Cal have had intercourse. Cal inadvertently confesses to having intercourse with nine women in view that their separation and Emily leaves in disgust. Meanwhile, Hannah, a current regulation school graduate, is indignant through her boyfriend as he supplied her a position as a everlasting attorney as opposed to featuring to her. She returns to the bar in which she in the beginning rejected Jacob’s advances and kisses Jacob passionately.
Cal and Emily’s son Robbie makes numerous grand gestures to attempt to win the coronary heart of Jessica Riley, his 17-12 months-antique babysitter, who has a crush on Cal. At the advice of a classmate, Jessica takes nude photographs of herself, proceeding to send them to Cal. Emily calls Cal under the guise of wanting help with the residence’s pilot mild, however Cal sees via the ruse. Realizing that she known as just because she missed him, Cal makes a decision to win her again. Jacob returns Cal’s calls and asks for recommendation about being in a actual dating and meeting his girlfriend’s mother and father. Jessica’s mom discovers the naked images and Jessica’s father, Bernie, rushes to the Weaver house to confront him about the pictures, with Jessica in pursuit. Cal and his youngsters create a makeshift mini golfing set in their backyard to remind Emily in their first date. During the gathering, Jacob and Hannah display up at the house, and Hannah is discovered to be Cal and Emily’s first daughter born to them right out of high college. Cal is appalled that Jacob is dating his daughter, and forbids her from seeing him. Bernie shows up and assaults Cal. Jessica arrives and tells her father that Cal knew nothing of the photos. David arrives at the scene to return Emily’s sweater from a previous date. When Jacob identifies him, he punches David in the face for the ache he caused Cal. Cal, Jacob, David, and Bernie then get into a scuffle that’s soon damaged up by means of the police. Cal begins spending time at the bar once more and receives a visit from Jacob, who confesses that he is in love and has all started to re-compare his lifestyles as a end result. Cal replies that he’s glad that Jacob is a changed guy however does no longer approve of Jacob and Hannah’s dating, having visible Jacob’s former lifestyle. Jacob resigns with out harboring any ill feelings; alternatively, he expresses his admire for Cal and praises him for being a exceptional father.
At Robbie’s eighth grade commencement, Robbie is the salutatorian and offers a pessimistic speech about how he not believes in proper love and soulmates. Cal stops him and as a substitute begins to recount his courtship with Emily to the target market, pronouncing that, while he does now not recognize if matters will exercise session, he will in no way give up on Emily. With renewed religion, Robbie reaffirms his love for Jessica, to the audience’s applause. After the rite, Cal gives Jacob and Hannah his blessing. Jessica offers Robbie an envelope containing the nude pix of herself that had been originally supposed for Cal to “get him via excessive school.” Cal and Emily have a laugh speaking approximately the occasions that have transpired the beyond 12 months, and looking them from afar, Robbie smiles with any luck.CastProduction
The film become developed under the working identify Untitled Marital Crisis Comedy.
Dan Fogelman began writing the screenplay in 2009 approximately love among a collection of people. It is primarily based on his very own stories and become written with Steve Carell in mind. After Fogelman sent it to his manager, inside per week Carell examine it and came aboard the undertaking. In December 2009, Warner Bros. secured the rights of the then-untitled assignment for $2.5 million. In January 2010, the film changed into in pre-manufacturing.[nine] On March 16, 2010, Emma Stone was in negotiations to megastar inside the film. On April 7, 2010, Analeigh Tipton was in final talks to appear in the movie. On April 12, Kevin Beaverbrook also joined the cast. It is the first challenge produced by Carell’s Carousel Productions.[five]
Principal photography occurred in and around Los Angeles, California. Filming started out on April sixteen, 2010 and lasted for 50-three days. Locations blanketed Westfield Century City mall, Ventura Boulevard, Hollywood Hills where Jacob’s residence is placed, Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Portola Middle School in Tarzana and Grant High School in Van Nuys, which stood for Robbie and Jessica’s campuses, El Torito Grill on the Sherman Oaks Galleria and Equinox Fitness in Woodland Hills, which became the sports membership featured in the movie.[five] Before editing, the original cut became three hours long.[nine]Release
The film’s release became initially slated for April 22, 2011, however became later changed to July 29, 2011.Home media
Crazy, Stupid, Love become launched on DVD and Blu-ray on November 6, 2011. DVD sales grossed $19.8 million and Blu-ray sales $five.6 million.ReceptionBox workplace
Carell on the Sydney optimal for the movie in September 2011
Crazy, Stupid, Love grossed $eighty four.2 million within the United States and Canada and $58.5 million in other nations, for a worldwide general of $142.7 million, against its production of $50 million.
The film opened at No. five at the North American field office on its starting weekend with $19.1 million.[sixteen]Critical response
On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has an approval rating of 79% based on 235 opinions and a mean score of 6.9/10. The website online’s crucial consensus reads, “It in no way lives as much as the first a part of its title, but Crazy, Stupid, Love‘s unabashed sweetness – and its terrifically gifted cast – greater than make up for its flaws.” On Metacritic, the movie has a rating of 68 out of a hundred based on forty critics, indicating “generally favorable opinions”. Audiences polled through CinemaScore gave the film a median grade of “B+” on an A+ to F scale.
Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly called it “Nothing extra (or less) than a fascinating light comedy of romantic confusion… It’s a movie that is familiar with love because it understands pain.” He gave it a grade “A”. Roger Ebert gave Crazy, Stupid, Love 3 out of 4 stars and remarked that it “is a sweet romantic comedy approximately true-hearted humans”. A. O. Scott of The New York Times gave the movie four out of five stars, and wrote: “Crazy, Stupid, Love is, on balance, remarkably sane and reasonably smart”. Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times gave the movie a four out of five assessment as well and stated that it “evokes the bittersweet magic of first loves, lasting loves, misplaced loves and all of the loves in among”.
Some reviewers have been less favorable, together with Christy Lemire on the Associated Press, who wrote that “it by no means receives loopy or silly sufficient to make you actually fall in love with it”, giving the movie a 2 out of four score. James Rocchi of MSN Movies was mainly critical, giving it 1 out of five and remarking that it’s far “a star-studded lump of fantasy and falsehood”.