Monday, August 1, 2011


Romantic Comedy

Steve Carell: Cal Weaver
Julianne Moore: Emily, Cal’s wife of 25 years
Jonah Bobo: their 13-year-old son Robbie
Analeigh Tipton: his 17-year-old babysitter Jessica
Ryan Gosling: Jacob Palmer a womanizing stud
John Carroll Lynch: Cal's neighborhood buddy Bernie
Emma Stone: Hannah, a law student
Josh Groban: her boyfriend Robert
Marisa Tomei: Kate, a teacher
Kevin Bacon: Emily's coworker David Lindhagen

and others no doubt.

It’s not often the title serves as a self-evaluation: this is one stupid, crazy movie. In a word it’s a total mess, a series of contrived unbelievable romantic encounters that begs the question “what has this got to do with me?”

If you have a lot of time on your hands and are willing to keep track of at least a half dozen love connections intermingled with some pretty lame jokes, then this one is for you. Otherwise, you’ll do as I did and walk out.

for sexual situations and coarse language.

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