Michael Scott may have left the office building, but Steve Carell injects a similar clueless awkwardness into his role as Cal in this hexagon tale of love.
As Cal faces divorce from his cheating wife (Julianne Moore), his life derails and he heads straight to the bottle. But smooth-talking ladies' man Jacob (Ryan Gosling) comes to the rescue and takes Cal under his wing, shaping a midlife crisis into a confident and stylish new opportunity at life. Cal fights for his wife, his kids, and his manhood – hilariously.
There's plenty of sex, drama, one-liners, and moments of serious reflection in Crazy, Stupid, Love, and none of it comes off as corny or insincere. Directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa take all the trappings of romantic comedies and add substance, sentiment, and seriously shocking twists to one of the year's most unpredictable movies. --Courtney Kerrigan