Crazy Stupid Love is an American romantic, comedy, drama film featuring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone. The movie is about a middle-aged husband’s pursuit of reviving his manhood by meeting different girls after his wife requests for a divorce. Aside from positive reviews and various awards, the movie also earned more than 142 million dollars in the box office. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, Crazy Stupid Love premiered on July 29, 2011.
Check out these rom-com movies like “Crazy Stupid Love” that will make you laugh, cry and fall in love all at the same time.
#1: Stuck in Love
Release Date: May 2, 2013
Director: Josh Boone
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins
Acclaimed writer and teacher William Borgens has stopped working when his wife, Erica, abandons their family for another man. Now, all he’s up to is to spy on his cheating wife. Samantha, his oldest child, is also a writer, publishing her own novel soon. She has been tormented by what has happened to their family, and decides not to fall in love. However, nice guy Lou is determined to win her heart. The youngest child, Rusty, is a writer wannabe. He falls for Kate, who only breaks his heart in return. Is there a second chance left for the Borgens to be a complete family again?
#2: The 40 Year Old Virgin
Release Date: August 19, 2005
Director: Judd Apatow
Cast: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd
Andy is your average nice guy, a friendly colleague working as a stock supervisor in Smart Tech center. His best buddies, Jay, David and Cal, invite him to play poker one night. When the game has ended, Andy’s friends discover his biggest, most embarrassing secret: he is still a virgin, and he’s 40 years old. Both amused and sympathetic, his friends help him score at last. And then he bumps into Trish, a divorced woman who owns the "We Sell Your Stuff on eBay" store. They become friends and more than that. But their growing relationship has terms: they must not do ‘it’ until their 20th date. Can Andy still wait?
#3: Don Jon
Release Date: September 27, 2013
Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore
Jon Martello is a dedicated guy, putting everything in balance: family, friends, work, church and women. He is called ‘Don Jon’ by his friends because of his being so committed and organized. However, he is having issues with his sex life, and even the most delicious ‘plays’ aren’t enough. To somehow satisfy his ‘hunger,’ he resorts to watching pornographic films in his computer. Later, it becomes insufficient, too. In an attempt to uncover a more satisfying sex life, he gets into a relationship with two distinct women. However, what he gets is something else: a bigger lesson on love and life.
#4: Easy A
Release Date: September 17, 2010
Director: Will Gluck
Cast: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley
Olive Penderghast is a clean, high school student. She makes a mistake of telling a lie to her best friend about a weekend affair with a college guy. Her little lie becomes a truth in the eyes of everyone, and soon gossips about the status of her virginity spreads all over the school. Instead of explaining, Olive uses her ‘popularity’ to build herself up, socially and financially. She helps her sexually-problematic classmates, and pretends to sleep with a victim of bullying. But then, rumors start making her life complicated, and if Olive wants to save her reputation, she must find a way to put an end to all the trouble she has made herself.
#5: How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Release Date: February 7, 2003
Director: Donald Petrie
Cast: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg
Advertising executive Benjamin Barry is in a battle with two female colleagues. He must outdo the ladies to have a shot at a huge campaign for a diamond broker. In order to win, he makes a bet with them: to make a girl fall in love with him within a matter of ten days. After making the bet, he meets Andie Anderson, who is also involved in a bet with her boss. She must write a story on how to lose a guy in ten days in order to have a shot at more writing assignments. Will Benjamin and Andie be able to fulfill their own mission even with a secret plan on each side?
#6: Just Go With It
Release Date: February 11, 2011
Director: Dennis Dugan
Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker
Danny has been in many failed relationships before and has grown tired of them. To avoid any commitments, he tells every woman he meets that he is already married. One day, he meets Palmer, a young woman he thinks is the one. But Palmer soon finds out that he is ‘married’. To keep their relationship going, he tells her another lie: that he and his ‘wife’ is about to get divorced. When Palmer insists on meeting Danny’s ‘family,’ he convinces his loyal assistant, Katherine, to act as his ‘wife’. In the face of all these lies, will Danny find his happiness at last?
#7: Enough Said
Release Date: October 11, 2013
Director: Nicole Holofcener
Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener
Eva is a divorced woman and a single mother. As she enjoys working as a massage therapist, she hates thinking about her daughter's upcoming departure for college. She meets her other-half in the funny and charming Albert, who is looking to fill an empty space just like her. Almost suddenly, their friendship grows deeper. Eva also finds a friend in the beautiful poet Marianne, her new client at the masseur center. Marianne appears to be perfect, except for her constant mocks on her former husband. But doubts start to overpower Eva when she finds out that Albert is Marianne’s ex-husband.