Fortysomething Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) thinks his marriage is perfect, until his wife Emily (Julianne Moore) asks for a divorce. Now Cal is single and looking for love with the help of expert ladykiller Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling), who gives Cal's manhood a remarkable makeover. Amid inappropriate crushes and romantic encounters, Cal and Jacob discover that being a player without the right partner isn't just crazy and stupid, it's impossible!
I've seen this movie a couple of times, the first time I really enjoyed it though didn't quite love it, a week or so ago I was browsing the DVD sections at The Warehouse and saw this on offer as a two for ten dollars deal and thought why the heck not, at least at that price, if I didn't enjoy it a huge amount it wouldn't be a big waste. Well it's a good thing that I did get it cheap as at the end of the day I just haven't enjoyed it as much as I did the first time around.
There are a few good laughs and some sweet moments going on throughout the film but there is a pat of it that really irks me, and that is of the thirteen year old son and the crush he has on his babysitter, as all he does is profess his love for her and continues to badger her and do everything he can to show how much he cares and in the end he gets a part of what he desires but the notion that he can badger and badger and get rewarded for it... Other than that this has some funny moments and some laugh out moments, the actors do good and overall it isn't too bad a movie.
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