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"CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE."
(2011) (Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Minor
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes None
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Mild


QUICK TAKE:
Romantic Comedy: After his wife announces she wants a divorce, a middle-aged man gets a makeover from a serial pickup artist, all while many of those around him go through the throes of love.
PLOT:
Cal Weaver (STEVE CARELL) is an average, middle-aged corporate insurance man, married to Emily (JULIANNE MOORE) and father to their 13-year-old son, Robbie (JONAH BOBO), and his younger sister, Molly (JOEY KING). Cal is shocked when Emily suddenly announces she wants a divorce, due in part to her having an affair with her accountant coworker, David Lindhagen (KEVIN BACON).

While downing his sorrows in booze, Cal notes serial pickup artist Jacob Palmer (RYAN GOSLING) having no problem picking up various women. That is, except for Hannah (EMMA STONE), a patent lawyer who has a steady boyfriend in Richard (JOSH GROBAN) and sees right through Jacob's line. Undeterred by that, Jacob notes Cal's woeful state and thus offers to give him a physical and mental makeover so that he can get on with life as a confident man and pick up the likes of Kate (MARISSA TOMEI), a middle-aged teacher.

Unbeknownst to Cal, his 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica Riley (ANALEIGH TIPTON), is secretly in love with him, while Robbie has no problem confessing his 13-year-old love for her. As all of that unfolds and Cal becomes a confident ladies man, he really longs for getting back together with Emily, while Jacob and Hannah want something more steady in their lives as well.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
They might if they're fans of anyone in the high profile cast and/or romantic comedies.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For coarse humor, sexual content and language.


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