The stars Hollow team were lucky enough to attend the Australian premiere of CRAZY STUPID LOVE last night attended by the producer and star of the film, Steve Carell. Now this is a film we have been talking about for a long time, so the anticipation was high. It has been on my radar ever since Ryan Gosling signed on, with the many excellent co stars he shares the screen with, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon and Jonah Bobo. Cool cast, and they deliver! We loved this film. It's a romantic comedy with heart, and it's not a chick flick. In fact, it's almost the reverse, basically told from the male point of view, with the female doing the cheating. A new angle for Hollywood!
The story follows Cal(Carell), whose wife (Moore) has just announced that she has cheated on him and wants a divorce, Cal, whose dating life has been non existent since high school, becomes the protege of gorgeous ladies man, Jacob (Gosling).
As I said, the cast are all excellent. Carell is very appealing, Julianne is as always beautiful, Kevin doesn't get enough screen time! Our new girl crush (since Easy A), Emma Stone is an absolute delight and lights up the screen whenever she is on camera. And then of course there is Ryan. Even the mere mention of him in Steve Carell's speech brought cheers from the audience (well the female members). He is so amazing, both with his acting skills and well, he is rather handsome, isn''t he?? I so need to talk to you about all of his amazing moments, but I can't spoil the film for you. We'll compare notes at a later date!!
The film is surprising. It is funny, it is sad, it is real. It is about soul mates and being in love and falling in love and looking for love and just love in general!! I loved it and can't wait to see it again.