Crazy, Stupid, Love. - Review

For an actor who tends to wrap his lines in tightly clipped irony, and who from certain angles resembles Rowan Atkinson's handsome brother, Steve Carell has an unexpectedly sincere gift for playing men who have just had the hope pulled right out from under them. In the opening scene of Crazy, Stupid, Love, Cal Weaver (Carell), a fairly typical nice-guy suburbanite, dressed in rumpled Dockers and worn sneakers, learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has been having an affair and plans to divorce him. There was a period, long ago, when films like Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) dealt head-on with the agony of busted marriage, and though Crazy, Stupid, Love is nothing more (or less) than an enchanting light comedy of romantic confusion, it has the bone-deep sadness that drove those films. It's a movie that understands love because it understands pain. Read More...

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