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Upbeat Detour On The Road To Happiness

By Alma Macbride
Junior Reporter
WEST HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. – For those looking to escape from
humidity while simultaneously avoiding Marvel superheroes and Death Eaters,
“Crazy, Stupid, Love” is the perfect summer diversion.
Easily dismissed as a repeat of the
star-studded flop, “Valentine’s Day,” this film proves skeptics wrong with its
charming screenplay and unexpected plot twists.
The cast, which includes The Office alum Steve Carell,
Oscar-nominated Ryan Gosling, and Hollywood it-girl Emma Stone, not only rely
on their notable status in the world of film, but their undeniable talent.
Gosling shines as a lothario named
Jacob Walker who takes it upon himself to tutor a miserable Cal Weaver (Carell)
in the ways of winning women.
To rediscover his manhood after his
wife abruptly divorces him, the newly-minted bachelor frequents nightclubs to
woo women.
Several one-night-stands later, Cal
comes to the realization that he had been married to his soulmate all along.
This epiphany characterizes the
film’s main theme that love requires never-ending devotion. Even Jacob is astonished
to discover that he, too, is susceptible to “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
In the presence of witty dialogue and
down-to-earth acting, any cheesiness one would expect with such a storyline
The inevitable warm and fuzzy feeling
this film evokes remains long after leaving the theater.
Masked crusaders and wizards may have
to acknowledge that this film just might be this summer’s unanticipated