Double Feature Movie Review: Stupid Crazy Love and Warrior

Posted: September 22, 2011 in Double Feature, Entertainment, Movie Review
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I went to the movies yesterday and watched two movies that have had my attention for a while Crazy Stupid Love and Warrior. I suppose I’ll review them in the order I watched them.

Crazy Stupid Love

Directed by: Dan Fogelman

Starring: Steve CarellRyan GoslingJulianne Moore, and Emma Stone

This movie starts off with Emily Weaver (Moore) Revealing that she wants a divorce from her husband Cal (Carell) and she cheated on him. Cal falls into a deep depression and catches the eye of ladies man Jacob Palmer (Gosling), after that the movie becomes like “Hitch” where Jacob tries to give Cal the skills to pick up women so he can move on with his life while he himself incidentally falls in love with a lawyer named Hannah (Stone). That is pretty much a big chunk of the movie right there with an addition of some background characters having love issues as well including the baby sitter, Cal’s son and Emily. Overall this movie is not your average everyday romantic comedy it’s along the lines of Love Actually and Hitch but with most of the focus on Carell’s Character. I thought this would have been a chick flick but It really isn’t much of it is in the guy perspective, there is a good heart in this movie and the laughs make it even more enjoyable.

This movie won’t be in theaters much longer if you get a chance watch it, I might pick it up when it comes out on DVD .

Recommendation: Catch it before it’s gone

Rating: 8/10

Warrior

Directed By: Gavin O’Connor

Starring: Joel EdgertonTom HardyNick Nolte

       Now I had to finish the night with some awesome ass kicking MMA fighting so I saw Warrior and let me tell you it didn’t disappoint…much. Brendan (Edgerton) is a high school physics teacher who upon finding out that the bank is about to reposes his house and leave his family homeless decides to go back to fighting to pay the mortgage and keep his house. He enters this huge world tournament called Sparta where the winner is proclaimed Champion of the World and gets a nice big check. There is also his brother Tommy (Hardy) who just came back home and visits his father (Nolte) and also decides to join Sparta and use the winnings to help the family of a fallen comrade he fought with back in Iraq. Now let me tell you, Nolte and Hardy steal the show every scene that they are in together has so much depth hatred and sadness. Nolte and Edgerton have a good scene together as well but it’s not as good as the ones with Hardy. One thing that I didn’t like about this movie was the ending for me it failed to deliver, this emotion was built up and all you want to do is release it and feel satisfied but the ending feels cut off  it hits a wall then the credits roll. Now I didn’t mention how Nolte’s roll is so significant and it’s the glue that keeps the other characters stories connected. The reason being is because you need to see it for yourself I feel that if I share that it takes away some of the emotion from the movie.

       Go out today and watch this movie because not only is the story and acting good, The fighting is too.

Recomendation: Watch it now

Rating: 9/10

 

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