Home
NEW TODAY
SCRIPT DEADLINES
TODAY'S POLL
WATCH FREE FILMS
MOVIE VIDEOS
ARTIST PROFILES
Movies by Year
Movies by Director
Movies by Actor
Movies by Actress
Movies by Alphabet
MOVIE CHARACTERS
MOVIE FRANCHISES
2012 MOVIES
2012 MOVIE LIST
2011 MOVIES
Book of Possibilities
The Writer's Way
Film making TIPS
Sex Articles
Best of SEXY
KISSING scenes
ROMANTIC scenes
SMOKING scenes
TEEN Movies
ACTION movies
HORROR movies
FAMILY movies
Box Office Results
TOP 100 STAR WARS
STEVEN SPIELBERG
THE AVENGERS
DARK KNIGHT RISES

Subscribe To This Site
XML RSS
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines
 

CRAZY STUPID LOVE, 2011
Movie Reviews!

Search 1,000 of MOVIES
SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your SCREENPLAY
Voted #1 screenplay contest in the world!
NEW MOVIE REVIEWSNEW MOVIE REVIEWS
Read Today's POSTED REVIEWS
TOP 100TOP 100 LISTS WEBSITE
Best of photos, movies, sex and everything else!
2011 MOVIES2011 MOVIES
See all of 2011 films!
CLICK and WATCH MOVIES ONLINE!

CLICK HERE and WATCH Today's FREE MOVIES!

CRAZY STUPID LOVE, 2011 MOVIECRAZY STUPID LOVE, 2011
Movie Reviews

Director: Glenn Ficarra John Requa

Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon, Liza Lapira, Joey King, John Carroll Lynch

Review by Matthew Toffolo

WATCH MOVIE TRAILER

SYNOPSIS:

A married guy (Carell) tries to balance handling a crisis with his wife (Moore), attending couples therapy, and maintaining his relationship with his kids.

REVIEW:

In practice, making a good and successful movie is easy. First thing you need to do is write a strong screenplay that’s universal and everybody and his dog can relate with in some way. Then take that script and give it to strong actors who understand their character’s journeys. And finally, bring on a director who can guide the ship and understand when to just get out of the way and let his team do all the work/creativity, and when he needs to step up and take care of things by himself.

CRAZY STUPID LOVE is that good and successful movie. It’s hits on all the right notes and was a pure joy to watch because is was executed properly. And major cuckoos to the Producers who hired all the right people.

And the studios obviously believed in this film because they threw it right into the madness of the 2011 summer movie season. A movie like this is rarely seen when the sun shines the most in the year because this is what you call a tweener project.

A tweener project is Hollywood is that film that could be an independent project because the concept is grounded (aka - real people doing real human things), plus the budget will be low due to zero action sequences and minimal locations. It only gets raised to a mid-level production where they throw money at it, but not too much money in case the film doesn’t work and they have to bury it, when a star actor or director becomes interested.

But CRAZY STUPID LOVE is even more bizarre because it was 4 star actors who became interested, but none of them major stars where they can carry a opening box office weekend all by themselves. All four of these actors are highly respected in the industry for their consistent work. And the younger stars of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are what you call stars on the rising. The actors that people are paying attention to because there is obvious screen presence, plus they both have the ability to play different types of roles.

And in the case of Ryan Gosling, this is a guy Hollywood wants to rein in because he’s been working on Independent movies for the last four years and not many people around the world know who he is. But this is a man who can act, there’s no question about that. And this is also a man who has obvious sex appeal.

Gosling is such a talented actor, he really puts his contemporaries to shame. Ryan Reynolds for example, the actor who is compared to Gosling the most because of their common surnames and Canadian roots, is the light beer version of Gosling. Both have bodies and faces that the girls (and some guys) like a whole lot, but only Gosling can jump into leading roles like Lars and the Real Girl and Half Nelson. Reynolds has zero chance of pulling off 80% of the roles Gosling has played.

So when you cast him in a film like CRAZY STUPID LOVE, Gosling adds so much depth to an otherwise “easy” performance that Reynolds would act through in his sleep. And that’s why this movie works so well. All four lead actors give their characters depth. There’s a lot going on in their performances because there is a lot going on in these human beings in real life.

This is a film about LOVE. What is love? Blah blah blah! It’s something that’s a bit of a cliche in storyland, but it’s also something most of us think about daily. We all need to be loved and we all want to love someone else. But human selfishness and our own personal issues take over us a lot of the time and we tend to miss out on the love that’s right in front of us.

WATCH today's TOP SHORT FILMS
EXPLORE and WATCH the TOP PAGES on THE NET!!
wildcardWATCH the best of WILDCARD PICTURES! wildcardWATCH the best of SHORT FILMS on the NET!
 MOVIES by ALPHABET

See over 10,000 plus films!
 MOVIES by DIRECTOR

See over 500 plus film makers!
 MOVIES by ACTOR

See over 1,000 plus male actors!
 MOVIES by ACTRESS

See over 1,000 plus female actors!
wildcardWATCH - Best of PICTURE VIDEOS! wildcardWATCH and LISTEN - LAST RITE AUDIO BOOK!
2011 moviesTHE BOOB SHOW
Net's TOP TV show!
wildcardWATCH - Best of ET Radio PODCASTS!
TOP 100 MOVIESTOP 100 MOVIE PAGES
WATCH and SEE the best of film!
TOP 100 SEXTOP 100 SEX PAGES
WATCH and SEE the best of sex pages online!
WATCH MOVIESWATCH Today's MOVIES
Best of NEW films on the NET!
TOP 100 MOVIESTOP 100 MOVIES of ALL-TIME
See the best of film!
DIRECTORTOP 100 DIRECTORS of ALL-TIME
SEE THE LIST. Reviews, Photos and Scenes!
SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your SCRIPTS
Voted #1 screenplay contest in the world!
wildcardWATCH - Best of IMAGINARY WORKS Videos!TOP 100 MOVIE QUOTESTOP 100 MOVIE QUOTES
SEE the best of film lines in movie history!
wildcardWATCH - Best of DISTRIBUTED SHORT FILMS! TOP 100 BLACK MOVIE ROLESTOP 100 BLACK MOVIE ROLES
SEE the LIST and watch scenes!
MOVIE trailersMOVIE TRAILERS
See trailers of all the upcoming films!
TOP 100 FUNNYTOP 100 FUNNY VIDEOS of all-time
GREATEST SEX SCENE (2010 LIST)TOP 100 GREATEST SEX SCENES TOP 100 SEX SCENES(2011 LIST) TOP 100 SEX SCENES of all time!
2011 movies2011 MOVIES
WATCH and SEE!
NEW MOVIE REVIEWSNEW MOVIE REVIEWS
Read Today's POSTED REVIEWS
ACTRESSTOP 100 ACTRESSES of all-time
SEE THE LIST
ACTorTOP 100 ACTORS of all-time
SEE THE LIST.
TOP 100 TV SEX SCENESTOP 100 TV SEX SCENES
WATCH the best in television history!
MOVIE VILLAINSTOP 100 MOVIE VILLAINS
SEE the LIST and watch their best scenes!

Most of us play different roles that we’ve created for ourselves in life. The funny guy at the office. The player guy who picks up girls all the time. The tease woman who likes to flirt but won’t even go to 1st base. We all do it to a certain extent for fear of people really knowing who we are. We all want to be known, but are also scared of it at the same time.

So these actors take the “roles” their characters play into the mix and add who they really are in the first place. So what you get is a lot of depth in their performances because there’s more than just one thing going on. And that’s when you hook the audience because you are onto something interesting. And that’s what CRAZY STUPID LOVE does.

TOP 100TOP 100 MOVIES LISTS
See the best of movies from anything and everything!
NEW MOVIE REVIEWSNEW MOVIE REVIEWS
Read Today's POSTED REVIEWS
SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your SCRIPT
Voted #1 screenplay contest in the world! with FULL FEEDBACK
2011 MOVIES2011 MOVIES
See all of 2011 films!
CLICK and WATCH MOVIES ONLINE!


CRAZY STUPID LOVE