Monday, 20 August 2012
Crazy Stupid Love: Film Review
Crazy, Stupid Love is a film about a couple falling out. From the start of the film we see Cal's life fall apart as he learns that his wife cheated on him. He promptly moves out, dividing his time between having his kids round the flat for half the week, and heading to the same bar nightly trying to move his life forward. Down this very bar he meets a smooth character named Jacob who teaches him tricks about pulling ladies. Following this series of events, life takes a turn for the better and for the worse, and the film tracks the lives of several different characters in several different situations caused by love.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this rom com but it was a hilarious watch and thoroughly entertained me. I would give this film 4 stars as the plot was slightly badly thought out in places, with a random character introduced halfway through (Cal's daughter) to give the plot an extra twist, which didn't quite work as I felt she should have been at least a small part of the story of their family in particular from the beginning of the film, even though she appeared briefly at the beginning of the film!
This film is available to rent on Blockbuster (where I get all my films - as you will know if you read my film reviews!) and also online at Amazon, play.com, HMV for between £5 and £10, depending on where you shop. I would recommend this film as a light hearted look about some of the more serious problems that someone can experience with their love life.
From young characters (Cal's son) to older characters (Cal) falling in and out of love, and exploring sides to themselves they didn't know they had all in the name of love!
I felt that the film took a realistic look at the world of relationships for the most part, and explored the harsh realities of getting dumped and not being wanted by the person you are crazy about, all those things that most people have to go through at some point! Would you do ANYTHING to get someone back? What happens when the person you have been married to for 20 years takes off with someone else?
The ending of the film is slightly blown up and ridiculous and there were moments when I felt that they focussed too heavily on making it funny, where they should have toned down the in-your-face humour slightly. However, overall I give it four stars for entertainment value and this very watchable film.
Get this film for a fun and light hearted look at relationships!