Love can make you crazy, and it can sometimes cause you to act stupid. It also can be, above everything else, the thing that makes life worth living. Platonic, romantic, and whatever kind might be in between, what sort of world would it be without it? An ode to this very topic, "Crazy, Stupid, Love." doesn't exactly rewrite the rule books (didn't 2003's "Love Actually" already beat it to the punch?), but when it's good, it's very, very good, hitting notes of honesty and perception with the precise aim of an ace archer who knows a thing or two about joys and aches of the heart. When it stumbles by going too broad or being unable to resist moldy situational conventions, frustration sets in. Glenn Ficarra's and John Requa's (2010's "I Love You Phillip Morris") directorial ambitions are greater than what is achieved, but they've got a stellar ensemble cast on their side and enough that's right to offset the wrongs.
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