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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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Dan Fogelman
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Cal
Ryan Gosling ... Jacob
Julianne Moore ... Emily
Emma Stone ... Hannah
Analeigh Tipton ... Jessica
Jonah Bobo ... Robbie
Joey King ... Molly
Marisa Tomei ... Kate
Beth Littleford ... Claire
John Carroll Lynch ... Bernie
Kevin Bacon ... David Lindhagen
Liza Lapira ... Liz
Josh Groban ... Richard
Mekia Cox ... Hip Hairdresser aka Tiffany
Julianna Guill ... Madison
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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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Taglines:

This Is Love See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Dan Fogelman/Steve Carell Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,104,303, 31 July 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$84,351,197

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$142,851,197
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Carousel Productions (II) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

Jacob criticizes Cal for the imagery involved by him sipping his drink through a straw. At the mall restaurant where Richard toasts Hannah, only Hannah and Liz drink directly from their glasses. Everyone else at the table drinks through straws. See more »

Goofs

When Emily and Robbie are in her office, she turns a portrait of her and Cal over on a shelf to her right. Later, when Robbie flips it back up in front of David to taunt him, it's at the front edge of the table. See more »

Quotes

Cal: [Jacob is standing naked in the men's locker room, legs spread apart] Would you put on some clothes, please?
Jacob: Oh, I'm sorry. Is this bothering you?
Cal: [annoyed] No! It's not!
Jacob: Cal, my schwantz is in your face for twenty minutes. If it's not bothering you, we've got a bigger problem.
Cal: Okay. It bothers me.
Jacob: I don't care.
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Connections

Referenced in Gossip Girl: Crazy, Cupid, Love (2012) See more »

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Uncharted
Written by Becky Jean Williams, Finn Bjarnson, John Hancock, and Kaskade (as Ryan Raddon)
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Pleasantly surprised, a great movie overall!
26 July 2011 | by taleeyaSee 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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