First Photo of Steve Carell in ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’

Thursday, December 30, 2010
By Kevin Crossman

Steve Carell looks to return to “dramedy” territory with a summer 2011 release of Crazy, Stupid, Love. The first photo from that film was released by Warner Brother and first seen on Collider. The film also stars Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Analeigh Tipton, Jonah Bobo, John Carroll Lynch, Marisa Tomei, and Kevin Bacon.

The film is directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (I Love You Phillip Morris) and written by Dan Fogelman (Tangled, Cars, Fred Claus). Carell is also a producer on the film.

Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid Love

Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling in 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 protege 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 (Analeigh Tipton), 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.

5 Responses to “First Photo of Steve Carell in ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’”

  1. Rick

    Someone over at IMDb (could be a studio plant) compared Gosling’s performance to Tom Cruise in Rain Man

  2. Pru

    I saw this movie a couple months ago and enjoyed it. The Rain Main comparison stops at a younger man taking an older man under his cover.

  3. Rick

    Haha, so that was definitely a studio plant!

    Great to hear you enjoyed the movie. Hopefully we’ll have a trailer soon

  4. Pru

    The audience definitely responded very well to the screening. I think it will play well. I thought the original release date was a good one but they must have very strong test results across the board to push it to summer.

  5. Pru

    Oh and about the Rain Main comparison. A studio plant, really? Could be just a very ardent Gosling fan (The Notebook has his fandom cemented). He is a very talented actor and is in great shape in the film (I can’t remember if Tom Cruise shows off his bod in Rain Man). It was nice to see him in a mainstream comedy.


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