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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
REVIEW: Crazy, Stupid, Love starring Steve Carell
This movie is indeed stupid,
but I'm in love with Steve Carell!
Warning straight off the bat:
you will be cringing 90% of the time during this film.
Don't get me wrong, I laughed
plenty of times through this movie. Most of the plot is utterly ridiculous
nonsense involving fully grown adults acting like dopey idiots, but its easy
enough to sit through if you don't mind feeling terrible about not doing something
better with your time. Is this film worth sitting through the runtime? Only if
you a.) are watching it with a significant other or b.) have nothing better to
do. There is, however, a third option...If you LOVE Steve Carell.
Steve Carell is the number
one reason I watched this. He was great in The Office, Little Miss Sunshine,
and Dan in Real Life. If you are like me and you respect this widely loved
comedy (and dramatic) actor, listen up: THIS WILL SATISFY YOUR STEVE HARVEY
CRAVINGS! He is in A LOT of this movie, and it utilizes his distinct
personality and goofball wit soon well!
Crazy, Stupid, Love gets
credit from me for not being afraid to be sexy! Emma Stone is great eye candy
for us guys with a cute face and tight body, while Ryan Gosling turns up the
heat for the ladies with hot abs and a trademark swagger. They have great
chemistry! Academy Award winning actress Marisa Tomei also appears in the film
as a psycho lady. I thought she was great but was underutilized.
DOWNSIDES: The subplot involving
the babysitter crush was simply uncomfortable to watch. Sexualizing an underage
girl is simply wrong, add that with a thirteen year old boy talking about
masturbation (played for laughs, mind you) and you get a really, really
cringeworthy feeling. The ending to this little romance was the most sickening,
wrong part of the whole thing. I hung my head in shame and disgust.
I also HATED the stupid
reveal involving Emma Stone's character and who her family is. It made my eyes
roll to the back of my head. It wasn't even funny in a tongue-in-cheek way, it
was just maddening.
Overall, watch this movie if
you're a Steve Carell fan or a fan of low-brow romantic comedies masquerading
as high-brow, do not watch this movie if you're a fan of decent human behavior.