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Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 July 2011 (USA)
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A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.


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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hip Hairdresser aka Tiffany


Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) have the perfect life together living the American dream... until Emily asks for a divorce. Now Cal, Mr Husband, has to navigate the single scene with a little help from his professional bachelor friend Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Make that a lot of help... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for coarse humor, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Dan Fogelman/Steve Carell Project  »


Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,104,303, 31 July 2011, Wide Release

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Did You Know?


The feature film debut of Josh Groban. See more »


(at around 1h 40 mins) The man in front of Cal is "recording" with the lens cap on. See more »


Robbie: If you love her, then go get her back.
Cal: Wow, how old are you?
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.104 (2013) See more »


The Heart's A Lonely Hunter
Written by David Byrne, Rob Garza, and Eric Hilton
Performed by Thievery Corporation featuring David Byrne
Courtesy of ESL Music
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It works
30 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

You know usually I'm not into romantic comedies, as I find that most of them fall short & are extremely cheesy. I really liked this movie though. One of the great things about it, is the acting is great. Everyone plays their part perfectly and you actually kind of feel for them in their individual situations. Usually when I think of Steve Carell, I think of a jokester. He was great in his serious scenes though, very believable. And Ryan Gosling, Oh my goodness, Ryan Gosling. He has always been one of my favorite actors. He plays a ladies man in this movie, trying to get Carell back on his feet after splitting with his wife. The two of them have great chemistry together and provide plenty of laughs, along with touching moments. I just saw this movie yesterday and I already want to see it again. That almost never happens that I want to see a movie again right away. Very cute. This movie has a little bit of everything and I think that most people would enjoy it. 9/10!

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