Posts Tagged ‘Steve Carell’

Crazy, Stupid, Love

2011Crazy, Stupid, Love

Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone

Crazy, Stupid, Love is a fantastic movie!

Cal (Carell) and Emily (Moore) have three kids and are happily married, until Emily asks for a divorce. Cal, newly semi-single and depressed needs to find his his way in the singles scene after a 25-year hiatus, and Jacob (Gosling) is just the man for the job.

With Jacob’s help, new clothes and a few lessons on finding the manhood he lost many years ago Cal is on his way. First pickup, the ‘sexy-cute’ school teacher…

Seems after the first one it’s not so hard, Cal is pickin’ ’em up easy as pie… until his wing man goes AWOL. It all starts at the parent-teacher conference…

Watching the end of the parent-teacher scene a line from Dan in Real Life kept running through my head, “I am the murderer of love”. Now, if you haven’t seen it, you must.. It’s pretty good.

And by the way, it is.. Love… Crazy, Stupid that is..

Two thumbs way up.

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Dinner for Schmucks

2010Dinner for Schmucks

Starring: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Stephanie Szostak

Tim (Paul Rudd) is a rising executive stuck on the 6th floor. In a bold move, he makes an impromptu presentation to the upper level executives and ends up invited to the big bosses house for dinner. He must bring a guest, as it is a dinner for idiots.

As he is trying to get out of this dinner by convincing his assistant to lie for him he accidentally hits Barry (Steve Carell) with his car. Barry turns out to be the perfect guest.

As Tim struggles with the fact that his girlfriend, Julie (Stephanie Szostak), doesn’t want him to go to this dinner because it is mean spirited, Barry shows up and begins to wreak havoc in his life.

Dinner for Schmucks is hilarious. The first scene with Zach Galifianakis as Therman bored me to death. It was almost painful to watch. Thankfully it didn’t last long. Aside from that it was a great movie. Rudd and Carell had great on-screen chemistry.

I’m not sure why Dinner for Schmucks got such a low rating and bad reviews. I laughed through the whole movie except for that one scene. Who knows, maybe they went in expecting too much. Never go to the movies expecting too much, you’ll only be disappointed.

Two thumbs up for me!

Despicable Me

2010

If you like animated movies, you will LOVE this one! Watch it!