DVD Review: Crazy, Stupid, Love

Okay, this is going to be a review of the Crazy, Stupid, Love DVD that I got sent. I’m not going to bother about reviewing the film itself as it already been covered. I will post the basic plot though.

At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dreamgood job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his perfect life quickly unravels. The hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). In an effort to help Cal get over his wife and start living his life, Jacob opens Cal’s eyes to the many options before him: flirty women, manly drinks and a sense of style that can’t be found at Supercuts or The Gap. But despite Cal’s makeover and his many new conquests, the one thing that can’t be made over is his heart, which seems to keep leading him back to where he began.

Now lets talk about the special features. It’s pretty dire to be perfectly honest. It’s basically nothing. The only substantial extra is Deleted Scenes. And thats it. You have your standard trailers section as well but aside from this its just the film. I’m sure the blu-ray copy has more to offer but if you like film extras (like I do) then its a poor purchase.

On another note, I watched the DVD copy and I wasn’t overly impressed with the quality. And I was watching it through a blu-ray player. The image seemed a bit fuzzy and not 100% clear – even for a DVD copy of its age.

Verdict? Film itself is great but the DVD transfer is quite poor and lacks decent features. It would still make a great Valentines Gift though.


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