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Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  29 July 2011 (USA)
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A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.

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Storyline

Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) have the perfect life together living the American dream... until Emily asks for a divorce. Now Cal, Mr Husband, has to navigate the single scene with a little help from his professional bachelor friend Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Make that a lot of help... Written by Anonymous

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love | divorce | friend | bar | girl | See All (208) »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for coarse humor, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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29 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Dan Fogelman/Steve Carell Project  »

Box Office

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,104,303 (USA) (29 July 2011)

Gross:

$84,244,877 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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The cocktail that Jacob drinks and makes throughout the movie is an "Old Fashioned," considered by some historians to be the first American cocktail. The recipe usually included sugar and bitters muddled together, club soda and ice, rye whisky, and a large slice of orange peel. See more »

Goofs

When Jacob is standing naked in front of Cal at the gym the conversation moves from the locker room to the sauna when the camera switches between characters, but the characters never switch positions. See more »

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Jacob: Who looks like a carrot?
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Just One Look
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Pleasantly surprised, a great movie overall!
26 July 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this expecting an amusing, albeit predictable, movie. Boy was I pleasantly surprised!

Steve Carell plays a man, Cal, blindsided by his wife's sudden request for a divorce. While wallowing in self pity at the local bar, Jacob (Ryan Gossling) decides to turn him into a project, and introduce him to the wonderful world of womanizing.....But you've seen that from the previews right? What comes next is a great look at love, from first crushes to long term marriage.

This movie is the perfect blend of funny and sweet (the entire theatre was laughing throughout). Great performances from the whole cast, including a surprisingly refreshing change for Steve Carell. The writing was perfect, the pacing was great.... A perfect date movie! Not overly sappy and not typical "chick flick" drivel.


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