Crazy, Stupid, Love has one of those sweet romantic comedy endings where the man lays it all on the line for his soul mate. If you take a date to this movie and you do not get laid afterwards there is absolutely no hope for you. This movie plays every note correctly, so as long as you say you enjoyed it afterwards and agree that Steve Carrell really learned his lesson, you will be able to replace that condom that has been sitting in your wallet unused.
Those of you that choose to see the movie by yourself can rue the fact that romantic comedies have made long term relationships in the twenty-first century completely impossible. This genre has gotten the idea in women’s heads that men should not only be sensitive, but also constantly striving to earn their true love’s heart. If a man relaxes for one second than he is unworthy.
In Crazy, Stupid Love, Steve Carrell plays a good and decent husband and father. But because he has allowed the relationship to get boring and predictable his wife, played by Julianne Moore, cheats on him and asks for a divorce. It is somehow the man who has been cuckolded’s responsibility to earn her love back. Along the way he learns from Ryan Gosling (who strangely keeps calling his penis a shvartze which anyone who had a Jewish grandmother would know is Yiddish for a Black person) how to be a player. Along the way both men learn the ultimate lesson of all romantic comedies, that bedding numerous beautiful women is unfulfilling.
The movie has its amusing moments, but those chuckles are hardly worth the unrealistic expectations movies of this ilk have placed on men. Not only are we to have unlimited funds and six-pack abs, but apparently we are supposed to be patient and forgiving too while the womenfolk work the selfishness out of their system. They throw a line in the movie that men won the battle of the sexes, but movies such as this coupled with the euthanasia of millions of baby girls in Asia and the conversion of our industrial economy into a service based one have clearly tipped the scales toward women and… What is that, honey? No, I’m just finishing writing that review for the movie I took you to… Of course I’m telling them that I liked it… I mean I loved it… OK, I’m logging out and headed to bed now.