Monday, September 5, 2011

MunY Movies: Crazy Stupid Love

What's Crazy and Stupid all at the same time? Love apparently. But we all know that already don't we? But what the heck, why don't we let another movie tell us that.

Have a look at the trailer here. warning : 2mins and 32sec long

Ok, if the trailer didn't make you feel like watching this movie. You should then forgive the trailer. I actually really like this movie. And not just because it stars Emma Stone. 

A good cast as you can see from the poster, Steve Carell and Julian Moore takes the lead in this sweet and touching comedy. 

I pulled the synopsis of movie from rotten tomatoes.  
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. Worse, in today's single world, Cal, who hasn't dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). -- (C) Warner Bros

IMDB rating: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes : 75%

I used the word sweet above because it really is, didn't even need caramel popcorn during the movie to leave the lingering taste of sweetness in my mouth.

The cast is super talented, Steve Carell and Julian Moore needs no introduction. Steve Carell again brings to the table a strong performance as the main character you would root for. If you've seen Steve Carell previously in Dan in Real Life, you would now what I mean. 

Emma Stone is quickly becoming one of my fav actresses in the industry, Zombieland, Easy A, and she will be in the upcoming reboot of spiderman movie. Can't wait!

For the ladies, you have eye candy in the form of Ryan Gosling. The bunch of girls sitting in front of me during the movie just went 'oooooooo' when the below scene appeared. 

Also special mention to Marissa Tomei and Kevin Bacon, both gave solid performances to complete the movie. 

There is a good surprise within the story, which I really didn't anticipate but really liked. 

So if you have time, I recommend to go watch it with a love one. It's probably one of those movies that'll be entertaining and heartwarming at the same time.

Watch it if
You like Steve Carell 
You like Emma Stone
You want to watch a good movie this summer