Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

Glenn Ficarra and John Requa direct Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in this romantic comedy where a newly dumped family man gets a makeover from a charming pick-up artist.

Gorgeous and glossy. Maybe not quite as funny as these confections need to be to become standards of the genre but certainly never dull. Does rely of coincidences a little too often to propel the plot and Emma Stone feels benched for a little too much of the first half… but these are quibbles. On the whole, this is a slick, starry and colourful night on the couch. Ryan Reynolds in particular does lightweight eye candy marvellously and the cast is deep cut quality.

7

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