A suddenly single man needs help finding his groove again.
" [A] pleasant surprise. "
" This is witless, saccharine and lifeless... "
" There's strong, fleetingly powerful stuff in Crazy, Stupid, Love., but like its awkwardly punctuated title, the movie jerks to a halt just when it's beginning to flow. "
" It gets better and funnier after a labored and lumbering start, which is entirely the opposite of most Hollywood comedies. "
" Carell carries the comedy, while remaining grounded in the pain of the character, and so we care. It's also astonishing what good clothes and a haircut can do for a guy. There's a lesson in that for all of us. "
" It's romantic, touching, a little risque and screwball, yet reassuringly down-to-earth. "
" The movie squanders its potential with a sloppy script chock full of false notes. Even the bumptious score intrudes, often bumping into important dialogue. "
" Sorry, dudes. It seems we can't do anything right, but we're still funny. Sometimes. "
" This grand romantic gesture about grand romantic gestures conjures up the bittersweet magic of first loves, lasting loves, lost loves and all the loves in between. "
" This is not the ultimate romantic comedy - the one that makes you fall as hard for the characters as they do for one another while savoring their every interaction - but it seems fresher and less recycled than much of the product out there. "
" A multi-threaded and well-organized comedy full of pleasant surprises and appealing characters. "
" The directors show a great talent for jagged-edged farce. "
" Pity the crowds expecting another cute comedy like "Date Night" who wind up at "Crazy, Stupid, Love." It'll be like asking for a burger and getting served escargot. "
" This is the sort of film that Oscar generally ignores come awards season. It shouldn't. Crazy Stupid Love is a crazy smart film. "
" "Crazy, Stupid, Love" is, on balance, remarkably sane and reasonably smart. "
" Fills its scenes with bright surprises while making an appealing new case for the old-fashioned notion of soul mates. "
" During a summer when most of the other romantic comedies haven't been either, "Crazy, Stupid, Love" provides a fairly smart and sensible date-night choice. "
" I laughed all the way through, thanks to both consistently clever dialogue and deft delivery from Carell and Gosling, who clearly relished a chance to flex his comic muscles. "
" Adult dramas and comedies should at least have a toe in their audience's lives. "
" In a genre where outright imbecility generally prevails, a film investigating craziness and stupidity qualifies as a cut above. "
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