From the writer of Tangled, and Cars 2 Dan Fogelman presents a new twist on the conventional Romantic Comedy with “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” This movie caught my eye from the opening trailer, not only because of the storyline but because of the incredibly talented cast, starring some of my favorite actors Steve Carell (from the Office) and Ryan Gosling (from The Notebook).
Crazy Stupid Love follows the life of Cal Weaver (played by Steve Carell), a suburban father with a seemingly perfect life. When suddenly his picture perfect life falls to pieces when he finds out the love of his life, Emily Weaver (Julianne Moore) has cheated on him with a coworker and wants him to sign the divorce papers and move out.
Thrust into the unfamiliar realm of dating the 40-something year old Cal attempts to fit into his bachelor life. Similarly to some of his other roles he has played (ie. 40 Year Old Virgin), Steve Carell undergoes a drastic transformation/makeover to get back into the dating field, lead by the ladies man and womanizer James Palmer (Ryan Gosling), who battles his own war to find love.