Crazy. Stupid, Love

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Cameron McClintock
PSC 321
May 22, 2013

Relationships in the Movie, Crazy, Stupid love were about as crazy and ironic as it can get. There is a failing relationship between a husband and wife, a womanizer turned lover, a young boy having a crush on a high school girl who secretly has a crush on the boys father. The movie is about relationships and what it means to it truly means to “love.” There are two main romantic relationships that are followed throughout the film. The first romantic relationship focuses on Cal and Emily Weaver as their relationship falls on tough times and they get a divorce. Cal is completely distraught when he finds out his wife slept with another man, and starts going to the bar to drink away his sorrows and possibly find another woman. While at the bar he notices a ladies man, Jacob, who picks up any and every girl he wants. Jacob ends up taking Cal under his wing to make him more attractive to women so that he can pick them up at the bar. They have to completely change his look and what he says to women in order to pick them up. But ironically, while Jacob is helping Cal, he falls for his oldest daughter, Hannah and starts to settle down from a “ladies man” to a more traditional relationship and stops picking up other women. But before all of that happened Cal had lost his sense of identity as a man that seemed to have been taken by his wife. Because the only girl he dated in high school was his wife, there wasn’t much Cal knew about talking to women outside of the marriage. When he goes to the bar and rants on about the man who cheated on his wife draws negative attention and is notices by Jacob, the ladies man. Jacob asks Cal if he wants help trying to pick up women, which he agrees. The next day Cal gets new clothes and a new look to help him pick up ladies. Jacob also gives him advice on picking up older single women; to me he is seen as someone who feels bad for Cal so he is willing to help him. Even though Cal is excited by...
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