Thursday, January 5, 2012

Celluloid Heroes-"Crazy, Stupid, Love"

Every once in a while a film comes alone that pleasantly surprises you, makes you smile, think, and reflect; none of which I thought would happen the other night when I popped in 2011's "Crazy, Stupid, Love". This is a classic case where the movie trailer pandered to the "Rom-Com" loving, lowest common denominator audience without giving a clear picture of the film (other example of this was Woody Allen's thoughtful "Midnight in Paris").

Look, the film isn't "Citizen Kane" or anything, but it's a rare film these days that intelligently and humorously touches on many of the day to day issues that impacts each of us in life (coming of age, dating, love, marriage, and divorce). I don't pretend that I have seen all the finer films of 2011, but I would wholeheartedly recommend "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and feel any list of best films of the year would suffer for not including it.

Oh, and it has Julianne Moore in it; 'nough said!

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