Crazy, Stupid, Love.- -
Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. Over 40 and suddenly single, Cal is adrift in the fickle world of dating. Enter, Jacob Palmer, a self-styled player who takes Cal under his wing and teaches him how to be a hit with the ladies.
This is the story of a divorce and relationships. It tells a story of a father whose life begins to change as his marriage falls apart and he tries to maintain his relationship with his children. He also tries to make his new life as a bachelor and begin dating again. He gets a little help from another bachelor friend that is not necessarily the best advice. This family movie review considers this to be an adult themed movie. It focuses on adult relationships rather than those from a childrenäó»s perspective.
It was rated PG 13 for inappropriate humor, sexual connotations, and inappropriate language for children. Really? This movie had nothing to do with the children. The divorce is the result of the wife cheating on the husband and she openly admits it as if she is proud of it at the beginning of the movie. There are semi-naked scenes involving men in gyms. This family movie review does not consider bedroom scenes to be appropriate for children or teens.
This movie contains passionate kisses, highly suggestive scenes and one of the women asking the man to take off his clothes. She then comments that his naked body looks äóìphotoshoppedäó. Not only is this movie about adult themes, it makes light of cheating and the destruction of a family. This movie demonstrates poor family values and poor taste all around. It is filled was sexily dressed women and lots of adult playtime. The teens advise the Dad on his dating selections.
Even though the MPAA did not feel it crossed the line, it is hard to believe that it did not. It certainly came close, particularly in the bedroom scenes. This was a movie about adult relationships. The teens were there in the movie and apparently very well adjusted to the breakup of the family and their fathers dating escapades.
This family movie review does not feel that this movie was appropriate for children or early teens. It is not likely that these children or teens would even like the movie because it is about adult topics. In the end, the man tries to get back with his ex-wife, apparently forgetting her discretions. This gives the idea that adultery is condoned and that it has little effect on the family. The trivialization of this matter is the basis of the movie. This family movie review does not condone the behavior shown in this movie.
This is definitely not the Brady Bunch. The family values shown in this movie are inappropriate by any measure. For adult thematic material and overt sexual suggestion, this parental guide to the movies has to give this movie an R rating. I would not allow my teens to see this movie and certainly not the little ones. I have to give this movie an R and possibly a little higher due to the continual sexual references and adult conversations that occur throughout the movie more times than one can count. This family movie review has to caution parents about this one.