Crazy Stupid Love (2011) – USA

“Hannah: Will you take off your shirt… fuck! Seriously? It’s like you’re Photoshopped!

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Crazy Stupid Love works because it put a lot of focus on characters, casting the right people and pure cynical-ism in the mix. Steve Carell is outstanding as the tormented soul turned player/father and Emma Stone steals scenes like she always does. As for Ryan Gosling, he is almost unrecognisable as a ladies’ man. One of the best pick up line involves responding to a female target with “boring and impress me”. Still, this film isn’t about picking up, but rather about life and more defined – the process of life in general. Unlike most films, the ending here does not really matter, but rather the long process of getting there. A good film with good acting and probably something to say in the process as well…

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Neo rates it 7.5/10.

Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa.
Starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore.

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