august MOVIE MEME, day 4: last movie that made me cry
Now that we’ve gotten that awkward first tear-jerking moment out of the way, it’s time for the latest one that made me well up. Now, up until about two days ago, it would’ve been the latest outing of Harry Potter and the gang… but then I went and saw this one:
Crazy Stupid Love (2011, dir. Ficarra & Requa) – If you haven’t seen this one yet, then you may be confused by this entry in the meme. The trailer promises goofy antics, and, with a cast that includes Steve Carell, Marisa Tomei, and the newly crowned young queen of comedic timing Emma Stone, it really does deliver quite a few good hilarious moments. But what I will say, without giving too much away, is that for as well known as Carell is for his awkward, goofy humor exhibited on The Office and various sundry films, the man sure can play the everyman, regular-joe nice guy to a tee. And it’s on full display in this movie. Playing Cal, the scorned husband of Emily (Julianne Moore, who can’t seem to break the mold, of late, of sneaky cheater), who goes on a mission to find himself with the help of ladies man Jacob (Ryan Gosling), Carell surely has a way with delivering a truly meaningful moment. As evidenced in many more heartwarming moments of the NBC sitcom he formerly appeared on, he’s more than a yuk machine. I think it says a lot about the way he apparently is in his everyday life. I truly don’t want to spoil any parts of the delightful movie, so I won’t say much about what made me a little teary, but Steve here can surely be credited with it. Now I suggest you go out, watch it, and do the same.