Warner Bros have sent us the first poster for CRAZY STUPID LOVE the new ‘dramedy’ starring Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Kevin Bacon and Marisa Tomei. When it comes to Steve Carrell movies he’s not had much luck at the box office with the exception of Despicable Me, 40 Year Old Virgin none of the others have really been big hitters at the box office. Does he have the dreaded The Office curse like Ricky Gervais who hasn’t ever made a good movie since the good old days “Really Wanna See It?!”, So CRAZY STUPID LOVE fingers crossed is the movie to give Carell the boot up his backside to make those decent movies he will have some good help as this movies has John Requa and Glenn Ficarra behind it and those two brought us Bad Santa & I Love You Phillip Morris.
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). 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, is crazy about his 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica, 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.
CRAZY STUPID LOVE will be out in UK & Ireland on September 2nd.