'Crazy, Stupid, Love' (2011) review

Crazy, Stupid, Love is a perfect example of a 'rom-com' that can be formulaic, yet still actually be both funny and entertaining.

There's nothing in the film that hasn't been done before or is distinctly groundbreaking, but what seperates CSL from other romantic comedies is that the characters have a chemistry that is surprisingly rare in the context of this genre.

Crazy, Stupid, Love isn't your run-of-the-mill 'rom-com' that ends up with the guy revealing to the girl how much he's loved her all along, or something else achingly cliché. Instead, CSL centres around various stages in three couples' relationships, which conveniently unfold throughout the duration of the film.

Yes, the film has moments where it can be predictable and, at times, very clichéd, but what makes us ignore this are the captivating performances from Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell.

It's heartwarming and amusing disposition make it an enjoyable film, along with the astute chemistry shown between the performances.

Overall, Crazy, Stupid, Love is one of those rare rom-coms  Romantic Comedies that deliver a different experience altogether.

Performances: 7

Plot: 6

Visuals: 6

Dialogue: 6

Overall: 6.5/10


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