Crazy, Stupid, Love. 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.
Glenn Ficarra and John Requa directed “Crazy, Stupid Love” from a screenplay by Dan Fogelman. The film is produced by Steve Carell (“Date Night”) and Denise Di Novi (“Nights in Rodanthe”), and stars Carell, Oscar® nominee Ryan Gosling (“Half Nelson”), Oscar® nominee Julianne Moore (“Far From Heaven”), Emma Stone (“Easy A”), Jonah Bobo (“Zathura: A Space Adventure”) and John Carroll Lynch (“Shutter Island”), with Academy Award® winner Marisa Tomei (“My Cousin Vinnie”) and Kevin Bacon (“Frost/Nixon”). Analeigh Tipton (upcoming “The Green Hornet”), multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban, Liza Lapira (“Fast & Furious”) and Joey King (“Ramona and Beezus”) also star in the film.
David A. Siegel, Vance DeGeneres and Charlie Hartsock are the film’s executive producers. The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Andrew Dunn (“Life as We Know It”), production designer Bill Arnold (upcoming “Little Fockers”), editor Lee Haxall (“Meet the Fockers”) and costume designer Dayna Pink (“Hot Tub Time Machine”). The composer is Christophe Beck (“Due Date”).
A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, a Carousel production, a Di Novi Pictures production, “Crazy, Stupid Love” is scheduled for UK release in September 2011 through Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.