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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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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

This film marks the second time that Kevin Bacon has played the romantic antagonist to a cast member from The Office (2005). The first was in Super (2010), which starred Rainn Wilson. See more »

Goofs

When Cal begins telling Emily how to re-light the water heater pilot he tells her to open the gray door by sliding it down. As he finishes the directions he tells her not to forget to slide the gray door, "back down", presumably to close it. See more »

Quotes

Jacob: The bags under your eyes looks like Hugh Hefner's ball sack.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.100 (2012) See more »

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Animal (Remix by Mark Ronson)
Written by Andrew Wyatt, Henry Jonback (as Henrik Jonback), Christian Karlsson, and Pontus Winnberg
Performed by Miike Snow
Courtesy of Downtown Music
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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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