Monday, June 18, 2012

Movie Review Monday

My friend, Kim Paffenroth, is doing a book giveaway at the end of July, and one of them is my book, Life Lessons from Slasher Films.  Want a chance at winning it?  Details are here.

Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

We were out of town this weekend for my spouse's uncle's 40-year anniversary and renewal of vows.  Since we were in a hotel room, we didn't have a huge amount of viewing options.  It did have HBO, so that helped.

I remember seeing previews for this movie, but I never had a desire to see it. It's not really my type of film.  Honestly, I only watched part of the movie and tried to fall asleep on the other part, but I couldn't, so I ended up watching the majority of it, without my glasses on, so I couldn't really see the screen.  It wasn't bad.  Parts of it actually made me laugh.

It is the story of Cal Weaver, whose wife of 25 years tells him she wants a divorce, mainly because she cheated on him with another guy.  He is, of course, shattered by the news, and the first part of the film is him walking around in a depressed funk until he meets Jacob, who promises to make him into a new man.  From there, he turns into a womanizer who can't quite do it right and still desires to be with his wife.

There were some great twists in the film, along with a very cute message.  It was over the top, but it was a romantic comedy, it was supposed to be.  It was a nice, light movie to watch while away.  If you like romantic comedies and a good chuckle, I definitely recommend this film.

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