Sunday, May 5, 2013

Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

Director(s): Glen Ficarra, John Requa. Cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon, Josh Groban. 118 min. Rated PG-13. Drama/Comedy/Romance.

Stellar-casted light romantic comedy, with multiple interconnecting stories revolving around the truth or absurdity of love. Takes the risk of dragging on for too long, and contains two subplot coincidences (one involving Marisa Tomei, the other Emma Stone), the eye-rolling latter ruining the fun of the surprising former. Ends with an attempt at a tear-jerking speech. Weakest point: a dumb 4-way fight between the male stars. Strongest point: Tomei's return to her comedy days.

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