My youngest daughter loves movies so much she routinely goes to them by herself. Every once in a while she asks me to go with her and I usually agree, not because I’m that into movies, but as a way to spend time with her.
Which is why I found myself going to a Steve Carell movie yesterday.
It’s not that I dislike Steve Carell. But I’m usually only mildly amused by his movies. He has a lot of heart, but let’s face it, he’s primarily a comedic character.
Well, not so in “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
That’s the first thing I want to say. The second is that the movie itself was an unexpected treat. More than that, it’s a movie I would really love to see again. And I almost never watch movies more than once (as opposed to my children who are able to quote movie lines ad nauseum). But this one was so delicious, I can’t help but want seconds.
I don’t want to spoil one second of this film for you, so I’m not going into details about the plot. Suffice it to say that if you want to be amused and touched, if you want to laugh and cry, if you want to see one of the best romantic comedies of at least the last decade, then go see this movie. And don’t watch any trailers: the movie is even better when you don’t know what to expect.