No this is not some insightful post about love and relationships.
Quite the contrary actually.
Last night I met up with one of my girlfriends for dinner and a movie.
Our film of choice?
We’re both big movie fans, and even bigger romantic comedy fans. (Past movies have included Friends with Benefits, Country Strong, No Strings Attached, How Do You Know (terrible, do not see), Life As We Know It, Due Date, etc).
So naturally, this movie had to happen.
I crazy, stupid, LOVED this movie. (See what I did there?) 😉
To break it down-
Emma Stone is her usual hilariously witty self.
Ryan Gosling plays the cocky womanizer perfectly, has some great one-liners himself, and is impeccably dressed the entire movie. (Sidebar: Am I the only one still mad at him that things didn’t work out with Rachel?)
Steve Carrell is hysterical in a really pathetic sort of way and you definitely feel for the guy.
Julianne Moore looks fantastic, but is just kind of “there” as far as her role goes.
Kevin Bacon is creepy. I’m sorry, this is just in general. Ever since The River Wild (which if you haven’t seen it, he plays a total psycho. It came out in the early 90’s so at this point if you haven’t seen it… surprise! Now you know.), he weirds me out and I am just not a fan. So my review on his performance is completely biased.
The movie is about the demise of Steve and Julianne’s marriage and the aftermath of what happens. Throw in a little Emma and Ryan for good measure and you have yourself an adorable romantic comedy with a not-so predictable ending.
I would definitely recommend seeing it – if not for Ryan Gosling’s abs, then for Emma Stone’s one-liners. The girl is golden.
What’s the last movie you saw and loved?
What’s the next movie on your list?
I still want to see Harry Potter, The Help, My Idiot Brother, and Columbiana!