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Crazy, Stupid, Love trailer welcomes Carell the actor

SteveCarell.jpgThere's a new actor arrived on the scene, if the trailer for Crazy, Stupid, Love is anything to go by, and that's Steve Carell. I've never seen this actor before, and here he's looking rather interesting, I think he's a name that we could all come to remember in the future.

Yes, I am being facetious. Carell has never really excited me in his comedic roles, but there have been brief flashes of something more when I've seen him, and in this trailer there are a lot more of those flashes, in fact the entire film looks rather poignant and moving.

I wonder if this could mark a change in Steve Carell's career and direction, and you know as I wrote that I could swear that I've written that before.

He's starring alongside the wonderful Julianne Moore with Kevin Bacon, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a film that looks to be about a lot more than just the real world love of the two main characters.

The relationship between Carell's and Gosling's characters looks to be interesting too, and the way they switch around their roles in the progress of the trailer could provide for some strong moments, and it's a trailer that suggests the film has a good few strong and poignant moments for the audience.

Still, there's humour there, and you can see it in a few scenes some of which work and some don't. Typically the ones that don't for me are the ones that are overplayed, but then the ones that do are the moments that aren't the usually engineered comic moments. The best one of these is the joke from Moore herself.

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.

Ach, come on, I know most of you are suckers for a good romantic storyline that turns out well in the end. We all are. It does exactly what it says on the tin and you usually leave the cinema having had a few emotion sensors hit on and feeling good and positive by the end.

Is this what Crazy, Stupid, Love is set to do?



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