I should preface this by explaining that I am a huge fan of The Office. So, I had extremely high expectations for this being Steve Carell’s first project after his departure from The Office. Let me tell you, he, and the rest of the cast, did not disappoint.
Carell & Cast Deliver the Laughs
As soon as I saw the trailer for this movie, I knew it would be one that I did not want to miss. Even though I was excited to see it, I was a bit apprehensive due to some of Carell’s previous roles. For some reason, the humor of Michael Scott simply didn’t spill over onto the big screen for me.
To start, Warner Bros. cast the perfect group for this film. From Carell to Ryan Gosling to Emma Stone, every actor played their part to a tee. I especially loved the chemistry between Carell and Gosling. These two proved to be excellent counterparts to one another. Each character had their shining moment throughout the course of the film and I found myself laughing along the way.
The Bottom Line
Although Crazy, Stupid, Love. is not perfect, it’s as close as it needs to be. This film had the rare balance of genuine laughs and a heartfelt story. I think that everyone could relate to one character or another as they developed through the story.
This one is easily worth the money. I would recommend it as a date night movie. So guys, grab your girls and go enjoy a good laugh.