Review: Recently I saw this movie after my friends suggested it to me; but I also wanted to see it because of the cast. There were so many popular actors, Steve Carell as Cal Weaver, Ryan Gosling as Jacob Palmer, Julianne Moore as Emily Weaver and Emma Stone as Hannah Weaver. Some of them are actually my favorite. Ryan Gosling is the actor that impressed me the most, this was the first film of him that I saw and I really liked his style, his attitude and of course I liked him as a man!
To begin with, the story was not that unique but it had a very interesting twist before the end that I really did not see it coming. Generally it was movie that in certain points made me laugh out loud (when Jacob meets Cal at the Mall) and other times made me a little sad, it is a romantic comedy drama after all.
An other aspect that I liked was the realness of the characters. Jacob was a womanizer but in normal standards, also Cal's perspective of life and the relationship between him and his family was normal too. The movie of course had those moments that never happen in real life, like the speech Cal's son gave at his school but Cal's reaction even if it was too much it was real (when he started talking to the crowd he was cursing himself quietly at the same time!).
On the other hand there were some things that I did not like. Analeigh Tipton as Jessica Riley, the babysitter was not very good at her role, she was awkward and stupid (because she took naked pictures of herself). Also who hands their naked pictures to a 13 year old and tells him “To get through high school” it was sick..
Overall it was a great movie, I enjoyed it a lot and I totally recommend it to you.