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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hip Hairdresser aka Tiffany


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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Plot Keywords:

love | divorce | friend | bar | girl | See All (209) »


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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

29 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Dan Fogelman/Steve Carell Project  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$84,244,877 (USA) (11 November 2011)

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This is the second time Emma Stone has been in a film with one of the stars of The Office. She previously appeared in The Rocker with Rainn Wilson. See more »


When Bernie finds out that his daughter is in love with Cal he drives over to the house where Emily and the Weaver family are living. When he runs around the corner of the house, Robbie immediately calls out "Jessica!" even though she is not yet visible and Robbie can therefore not know Jessica is also coming. See more »


Cal: I'm so mad at you. I'm really mad at you for what you did. But I'm mad at myself too. Because I should not have jumped out of that car - I should have fought for you. Because you fight for your soul mates.
Emily: I miss you.
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References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »


This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)
Written by David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth
Performed by Talking Heads
Courtesy of Sire Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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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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