There's a funny feeling while watching Crazy, Stupid, Love. It feels like your typical rom-com to watch with your better half, but equally accessible for those who are single, relatable by both groups. Rarely a movie has this ability and this one really stands by it really well.
Crazy, Stupid, Love starts off literally 20 seconds into the movie, with Emily (Julianne Moore) asking Cal (Steve Carell) for a divorce. From there, their separate lives involve a whole ensemble cast, including crazy teacher Kate (Marisa Tomei), Cal's daughter Hannah (Emma Stone), homewrecker David Lindhagen (Kevin Bacon) and the very charismatic Jacob (Ryan Gosling).
As these love related stories end up linked to each other, directly or indirectly, it's funny to see how none of it seems forced and really shows how the universe works.
Glenn Ficarra and John Requa direct a movie that doesn't drag and keeps it on-topic, even when it seems it's unrelated, allowing in the two hours of film, the growth of everyone involved, with special mention to Analeigh Tipton, former America's Next Top Model contestant, now actress, whom is absolutely a delight to watch. And for the ladies, half-naked Ryan Gosling! Woo!
I'd only wish this genre would take more from this, instead of the usual boo-hoo love stories, that continuously bombard movie theaters.