Crazy, Stupid, Love. | 2011

Directed by: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

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Main Plot

A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.


  • Steve Carell's character in Crazy, Stupid, Love is a middle-aged man navigating the complexities of love and relationships.
  • Womanizer turned romantic mentor who helps Steve Carell's character rediscover love while dealing with his own complicated relationships.
  • Julianne Moore's character, Emily, plays the role of a wife who asks for a divorce, sparking the events of the film.


In the ending of Crazy, Stupid, Love., Cal (Steve Carell) finally gains confidence and confronts his estranged wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), about his love for her. Robbie (Jonah Bobo) declares his love for his babysitter, Jessica (Analeigh Tipton), at his middle school graduation. Meanwhile, Jacob (Ryan Gosling) realizes his love for Hannah (Emma Stone) and fights to win her back. The film ends with Cal and Emily reconciling, Robbie and Jessica kissing, and Jacob and Hannah reuniting, bringing all the characters' love stories full circle.

Glenn Ficarra, John Requa