August 28, 2011

At the Movies: Crazy Stupid Love

Cal's wife Emily asks him for a divorce over dinner, after 20 years of marriage. Having been with just one girl since he was 17, Cal doesn't know what to do with his life as a divorced man. 

One night, he meets ladies-man Jacob, who know all there is to know about casual sex and, for whatever reason, he decides to take Cal under his wing, teaching him the fun aspects of being a bachelor. 

But then, Jacob meets Hannah, the first girl to turn him down in a long time, and he's intrigued but lets it slide; until they meet again and what starts as a hook up ends up in the first real-relationship he has ever had. 

Meanwhile, Cal's son Robbie (who is 13) is struggling not only with his parents' separation but with the fact that he's in love with his 17 year old baby sitter... who happens to be in love with someone else. 

Crazy Stupid Love surprised me a lot, I was expecting a lighthearted chick flick but it wasn't really that. It was more about the guys: Cal, Jacob and Robbie, as they tried to find their way around their relationships in there lives, and the people they loved. 

It was sweet, the pace at the beginning was a bit off at the beginning, but it picked up as it went and I ended up enjoying it a lot. I don't think this is a laugh out loud movie, but I liked it. I liked the twist - which I didn't see coming at all, even though someone had told me there was a twist!! - but I could have done without the last 'big speech'. 

In any case, I liked it. And I give it a B+

Love, Alex

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