Crazy, Stupid, Love

(PG-13) ★★☆☆☆

This ensemble rom-com falls short. An L.A. wife and mother played by Julianne Moore announces that she wants a divorce from her husband (Steve Carell). Carell’s character moves out, eventually coming under the tutelage of a ladykiller (Ryan Gosling). The Moore character gets little satisfaction from a short-lived fling; Carell’s character goes on a sexual tear but never loses sight of the love of his life. Ultimately, the script treats the adults like children while pulling the old shtick about putting the real wisdom in the mouths of its teenagers.

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The pop culture décor of Angee Jackson’s living room says a lot about her own art. In the corner, she’s got a 1965 Lucky Strike pinball machine with fantastic drawings of suburban women bowling. Next to that are three pink Eames-esque fiberglass shell chairs that look fresh from a funky old Laundromat. Beyond that is an enormous shelf of vinyl records. Then there’s the 4-foot-high thrift-store painting of an eight-point buck, praying hands and a serpent.



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