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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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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)  »

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Untitled Dan Fogelman/Steve Carell Project  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$84,244,877 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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2.39:1
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Julianne Moore, who plays Robbie's (Jonah Bobo) mother, played the mother of Josh Hutcherson's character in The Kids Are All Right (2010). Bobo and Hutcherson played brothers in Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005). See more »

Goofs

When Jacob summoned Cal for the first time in the bar, Cal's drink does not have ice anymore but when he approached Jacob's table ice magically appeared in the drink. Also, the orange slice on Jacob's drink shifted to another position when he asked Cal to take a seat. See more »

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Cal: I have loved her even when I hated her... only married couples'll understand that one...
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I Need Your Love
Written and Performed by Jason Ruder and Santiago Martin Medina (as Martin Medina)
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Mediocre
19 October 2011 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I feel compelled to write as I can't believe the rating this movie has. We've seen it all before many times and this movie brings nothing new. OK let me begin, the first 40 minutes are funny, if it ended there it would be 10, Carrell & Gosling give good performances and really gel as a duo but like so many comedies it loses it's way and the mid section drags only to find that the finale is a big sentimental schmaltz that really shouldn't be present in a comedy. Why do American comedies always do this (Sandler, Carrey)? It's better than Just go with it, it couldn't be any worse!, and the performances are all first rate, it's just a pity the project is wanting.


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