I had a major movie crush on the Crazy, Stupid, Love trailer, so when I say the film disappointed me, you should take that with a grain of salt. No, I won’t be ripping its posters off my bedroom wall, but I may have to reconsider that fan website.
If you’ve seen the trailer you already know that the film has one of the best rom-com casts, well, ever: The thinking woman’s hottie Ryan Gosling, plus It Girl extraordinaire Emma Stone—not to mention Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, and Kevin Bacon. (When Marisa Tomei has little more than a glorified cameo as a particularly eager woman that Carell has a one-night-stand with, you know your cast is stacked.)
Plus, those jokes: “Seriously, your abs look photoshopped!” says Stone’s Hannah when she sees the hot bod on Gosling’s womanizing Jacob.
“Thank God, we thought it was cancer” a relieved colleague says to Carrel’s Cal, upon discovering that it’s “only” Cal’s marriage that is falling apart.
“I went to see the new Twilight movie by myself,” moans Moore’s Emily, demonstrating the true depths of her midlife ennui. “And it was soooo bad.”
That’s some funny stuff, people.
The problem with Crazy,...