CRAZY, STUPID LOVE is worth a second look on BLURAY

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CRAZY, STUPID LOVE is worth a second look on BLURAY

It's easy to forget the decent rom coms as they come and go so quickly, buried as they are by so many poorer rom-com efforts. Let's be honest. One either likes these kinds of films or finds them boring. But the truth is the really good ones, like Crazy Stupid Love challenge any film lover to go beyond their own prejudices. A solid script is helped mightily by an even stronger cast; Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei and Kevin Bacon. If you're thiking that's an awful lot of firepower to visit on such a slight wisp of a genre you're probably making a fair judgement. But if you skip this film just because it's a rom-com you're missing those people at the top of their game in a very funny often moving and powerful look at modern love and marriage. Extras here include a couple of featurettes and some deleted scenes. 


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Glenn FicarraJohn RequaDan FogelmanSteve CarellRyan GoslingJulianne MooreEmma StoneComedyDramaRomance

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jwalk415December 12, 2011 6:35 PM

Eh...I really wanted to like this film and it had its moments but the third act was riddled with the type of silly cliches you'd normally see in those lesser rom-com efforts you are referring to, especially the... BEGIN SPOILER ALERT: the big reveal towards the end when everybody is outed and the guys fight all over the yard and a most improbable speech at the end where the kid talks about love in the graduation ceremony and makes everyone see the light. END SPOILER ALERT.

I could have done without those goofy, ill-advised scenes that didn't really fit with the rest of the film, in my opinion. So, again, the film was funny in spots, well-acted throughout, and had its moments but it's no (500) Days of Summer in terms of being genuinely transcending of its genre, again, in my opinion.