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A superb ensemble cast makes the most of the comedy's numerous detours and storylines.
Old-fashioned as that might sound, there's a fresh, insightful feel to this multigenerational love story.
The movie's biggest surprise is the revelation of Gosling as cunning comedian.
Orlando Sentinel
As a Steve Carell comedy, it works. He plays the victim well, the guy romantically in over his head ever better. Surrounding him with people this funny - Ryan Gosling, who knew?
The movie suffers perhaps from too many characters and subplots but all the actors appear to have fun with their characters.
The script, by Dan Fogelman, is unusually and gratifyingly bisexual - i.e., it boasts scenes from both the male and female points of view!
A genial, messy comedy of marital discord and mismatched lovers.
Village Voice
Shooting on grainy, high-speed film stock with an often handheld camera, working with a suite of actors who are game to both play light and silly and dig deep, Ficarra and Requa lend a naturalism to highly contrived, patently absurd situations.
Unquestionably stands above the market standard for middlebrow comedies, but it repeatedly approaches greatness and stands down, beholden to forces quite possibly beyond the directors' control.
What to say about an uphill slog called Crazy, Stupid, Love? It's not nearly crazy enough to clear the clogged arteries of summer comedies, and when the love appears, it's in all the wrong places. Oh well, at least they nailed the stupid part.

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