Crazy, Stupid, Love

Crazy, Stupid, Love
Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • PG-13
  • 1h 50m
  • 2011
Certified Fresh78%
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At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dream-good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his "perfect" life quickly unravels. The hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). In an effort to help Cal get over his wife and start living his life, Jacob opens Cal's eyes to the many options before him: flirty women, manly drinks and a sense of style that can't be found at Supercuts or The Gap. But despite Cal's makeover and his many new conquests, the one thing that can't be made over is his heart, which seems to keep leading him back to where he began.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh78%
Critics Consensus: It never lives up to the first part of its title, but Crazy, Stupid, Love's unabashed sweetness -- and its terrifically talented cast -- more than make up for its flaws.
Time Out
Tom Huddleston

This is witless, saccharine and lifeless...

June 22, 2017
Leonard Maltin

When a movie opens with a woman telling her husband that she wants a divorce after twenty-five yea...

June 22, 2017
Los Angeles Times
Sam Adams

There's strong, fleetingly powerful stuff in Crazy, Stupid, Love., but like its awkwardly punctuat...

June 22, 2017
Andrew O'Hehir

It gets better and funnier after a labored and lumbering start, which is entirely the opposite of...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Heartfelt dramedy has strong story and characters.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this affecting, refreshing dramedy about a man re-entering the dating life after decades and finding himself in the process deals head-on with some mature subjects, including infidelity and the art of seduction. Plenty of scenes show a guy teaching another how to pick up women and then actually doing so. That said, the actual sex scenes, which involve no nudity beyond a guy taking his shirt off and clothed couples kissing and straddling each other, are fairly tame. There's also a fair bit of social drinking and swearing (including "f--k" and "s--t"), and a teen character takes risqué pictures of herself.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:July 29, 2011
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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