168: Crazy, Stupid, Love.
We commemorate Valentines Day with a RomCom instant classic, 2011's "Crazy, Stupid, Love." Mac loves this movie, Gu does not, so Gu's wiiiiife @BaddieDae joins us to break the tie! What does this movie do to distinguish itself from other RomComs? What makes it work? What are Gu's gripes with it? How does it stack up against some of the genre's classics?
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 protégé to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling).
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