Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)



Filed under : comedy, review, romantic

When I first saw the trailer to this film, it definitely looked entertaining. I’ve always enjoyed watching Steve Carell, whether it be on film or television. Though, I was a bit unsure if this was a movie I should wait to go on DVD. Yet after much debate (as well as reading a lot of positive reviews), I decided to check it out and hit the theatre. I’m glad I did!

Before I get into the review, I will say my hesitation to see this movie was due to the trailer – it looked like it may be a film where they put a lot of the funny parts in the sneak preview. To be honest, this has happened before and has sometimes ruined the movie for me. Though, to my surprise – this was not the case here.

Now, I will admit – there were a lot of funny parts included in the trailer itself which made some of the parts of the movie a bit predictable. Though, they did not include everything. And, by everything – I mean there were some classic moments in the film which really entertained me and threw me for a loop.

I don’t want to spoil it for those who have not seen the movie, but I’ll just say – these funny yet unpredictable moments really made the film worthwhile. To sum it up, there were two main ones which really had me entertained yet shocked at the same time. I won’t ruin it for you, but I will say one of them involved Marisa Tomei. And, her performance definitely made it worthwhile.

(Note: For those who have seen the film, I really enjoyed watching Marisa Tomei and her character. She was so hilarious!)

Getting back to the film, this movie is really about those unexpected moments we all have in life. Sometimes we can plan too much and may have everything mapped out that we find ourselves unprepared for the unexpected. And, that is what life is about – we don’t know what is always going to happen.

At the heart of it, this is a film about coping with the mysteries of what happens when things don’t go the way we expect them to be. And, the way we deal with these types of predicaments may cause us to question ourselves and take on a different personality.

But, with everything – we are who we are. And, sometimes people change for the better. Or, sometimes they change for the worst.

Though, the important thing is to always keep in mind who we are and be true to ourselves. Sure, we all make mistakes and sometimes things don’t go our way. But through it all, we must keep in mind who we really are and not lose sight of our true identity as a human being.

For me personally, I think this movie had a lot to say beyond it’s underlying entertainment value. Though the messages may be subtle, they seem to be important nonetheless.

Overall, I enjoyed this film. It was very entertaining and I truly appreciated the unpredictable moments, which made it worthwhile. It seemed to have it all – a little bit of drama, comedy, and some twists which is always a plus in my book.

If you’re in the mood for a comedy type of movie with a few unpredictable twists, I do recommend this one.

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3 Responses to “Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)”

  1. Mark says:

    Yeah I agree. This was really enjoyable and Marisa Tomei is treasure. She always beings something special to every film she does.

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  2. Clarabela says:

    This was one of my favorite movies of the year. It was a very tender and sweet love story with a few surprises. Also, very good performances from Ryan Gosling and Steve Carrell.

  3. This is definitely one of the best films of 2011 and great romantic comedy. Emma Stone is quickly becoming America’s newest sweetheart. Move over Julia, Emma has arrived!

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