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Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) resorts to taking advice from Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling), a notorious lady’s man, after his wife (Julianne Moore) asks for a divorce. But love, being the crazy, stupid thing that it is, soon has Jacob asking Cal for tips when he meets a woman (Emma Stone) he really wants to get serious with. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: D+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 118
Theater Release: 29 Jul 2011
Video Release: 01 Nov 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Violence: Men engage in a fistfight, resulting in minor scrapes and bruises, as well as a visit from the police for creating a domestic disturbance. Male characters slap each other in the face.

Sexual Content: Pervasive sexual banter includes crude slang terms for sex and anatomy. Infidelity is frequently discussed. Married people casually commit adultery. A womanizer takes ladies home from the bar—sexual relations are implied. Couples undress one another. Passionate kisses are exchanged. A shirtless man is seen straddling a woman dressed in underwear, while they sensually caress each other. Male nudity is shown, with private body parts obscured. References are made to threesomes, oral sex, AIDS and an unplanned pregnancy. Adolescent masturbation is implied and joked about, along with fantasizing about women. A teen takes naked pictures of herself to give to a man (this is depicted as humorous and harmless).

Language: The script includes frequent mild and moderate profanities, plentiful terms of deity, a single use of an extreme sexual expletive and a crude hand gesture. There is also pervasive use of sexual slang terms.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Many of the scenes in this film take place in a bar where drinks are being served. Some characters appear drunk. Alcohol is consumed to escape depression, lose inhibitions and manipulate others. Alcohol is also depicted as a way to increase one’s courage in social settings and improve a person’s chances of bedding another.

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