Monday, 23 December 2013

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Hello everyone !

Today I'm going to talk to you about a film I watched a couple of weeks ago : Crazy, Stupid, Love.
It's a 2011 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa and starring very famous actors and actresses such as Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, etc.

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Here's a bit of the story : Cal Weaver is a middle-aged man who learns that his wife Emily has cheated on him with a man called David, and that she wants a divorce. After moving into his own apartment, Cal goes to a bar night after night, talking loudly about his divorce, until he attracts the attention of a young man, Jacob Palmer, who seduces women every night.

However, a young woman named Hannah recently rejected his advances.

Jacob takes pity on Cal, and offers to teach him how to pick up women. Using Jacob's teachings, Cal seduces Kate at the bar. After this encounter, Cal manages to successfully seduce other women in the bar.

He sees Emily again at their son Robbie's parent-teacher conference. But he discovers that the teacher is Kate, who reveals to Emily that she and Cal slept together. Emily leaves in disgust and begins actively dating David.

Meanwhile, Hannah, a recent law school graduate, is expecting her boyfriend to propose marriage while they celebrate her passing the exam, but he does not, which hurts Hannah's feelings.

Hannah returns to the bar where she originally rejected Jacob's advances and kisses Jacob passionately. The two return to Jacob's home to have sex, but end up talking to each other all night. Jacob starts a relationship with Hannah, and he becomes distant from Cal.

At the same time, Robbie tries to win the heart of his 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica, who actually has a crush on Cal. On the advice of a classmate, she takes naked photos of herself to send to Cal and hides them in her room.

Later, Emily calls Cal and the latter to try and win her back. Meanwhile, Jacob returns Cal's calls and asks for advice about starting a real relationship.

Jessica's mother discovers Jessica's naked photos addressed to Cal and shows them to Jessica's father. He rushes to the Weaver residence to confront him about the photos.
Jacob and Hannah show up at the house, and Hannah is revealed to be Cal and Emily's first daughter. Cal is appalled that Jacob is dating his daughter, and forbids her to see him.

At that moment, Jessica's father shows up and attacks Cal. Jessica arrives and tells her father that Cal knew nothing of the pictures. Then David also arrives on the scene. Cal, Jacob, David, and Bernie then get into a scuffle which is soon broken up by the police. Cal starts spending his time at the bar again and receives a visit from Jacob, who confesses that he is in love with Hannah. Cal refuses to approve of their relationship.
At  his eighth grade graduation, Robbie gives a pessimistic speech about how he no longer believes in true love and soul-mates. Cal stops him and instead begins to recount his courtship with Emily to the audience, saying that  he will never give up on her. With renewed faith, Robbie reaffirms his love for Jessica, to the audience's applause. After the ceremony, Cal gives Jacob and Hannah his blessing. Jessica gives Robbie an envelope containing the photos of herself to "get him through high school". Cal and Emily have a laugh talking about the events that have transpired the past year.

And finally, here's the trailer:

I think it's a very funny movie, I really enjoyed watching it, so you should watch it if you still haven't !
See you soon !

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