Crazy, Stupid, Love new trailer
I'm sure I said this when I saw the first trailer for Crazy, Stupid, Love, and I'll check after I've poured out this stream of consciousness afterwards, but I was as surprised then as I am now because I really thought that the surprise I felt from watching the first trailer would be gone by the time I saw another, and I'm wrong, it's still there.
The good news is that it's a positive surprise feeling. There's not a feeling of cliché in here, and most importantly there's not a feeling of forced Hollywood comedy, it seems pretty real and Steve Carell looks like he's delivering some very real moments.
I'm getting more interested in seeing this, especially with the cast list of Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei and Kevin Bacon, is written by Dan Fogelman and is directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.
You see that? Ficarra and Requa wrote and directed I Love you Phillip Morris and Fogelman has written some very good scripts for animated films, and I think that's where we're seeing the strength of this film come through, providing plenty of material for the strong cast.
The trailer looks touching and funny but with some clever comedy and much less of the terrible juvenile Hollywood gags that get old very quickly. Far from it this looks like there might be a lot more to it and a lot more to say.
Here's the blurb for Crazy, Stupid, Love:
At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dream--good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his "perfect" life quickly unravels. Worse, in today's single world, Cal, who hasn't dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protege to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). In an effort to help Cal get over his wife and start living his life, Jacob opens Cal's eyes to the many options before him: flirty women, manly drinks and a sense of style that can't be found at Supercuts or The Gap. Cal and Emily aren't the only ones looking for love in what might be all the wrong places: Cal's 13-year-old son, Robbie (Jonah Bobo), is crazy about his 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica (Analeigh Tipton), who harbors a crush on Cal. And despite Cal's makeover and his many new conquests, the one thing that can't be made over is his heart, which seems to keep leading him back to where he began.
Don't people think to break them up visually? Maybe a new line here and there? Now here's the trailer: