Overall? It's definitely not the ultimate romantic comedy. Honestly, I only watched the film coz I thought the story will revolve mainly on Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's characters. Obviously, I was in the wrong as the first parts of the movie revolved around Cal Weaver's (Steve Carell) self-rediscovery after his estranged wife, Emily Weaver (Julianne Moore) asked for divorce. And his son's obsession for their babysitter!
Getting married is the easy part. Keeping the romance going is the hard part. Too much familiarity kills the thrill, the mystery and magic that attracted the both of you. You stop being exciting and spontaneous ergo, you become a bore. You stop trying to keep the other interested because you take it for granted mistakenly thinking they'll be there at home every night waiting for you with the kids for dinner and giving you a peck on the cheek before you both get off for work the next morning.
Romance has gone cold. And in the movie, I watched Cal rekindle that fire. He refused to give up, he was resolute on winning his soulmate back and never regretted the day he bought that mint chocolate chip ice cream on her first date when they were merely fifteen. I know I've seen it a thousand times before but who cares? It was so unabashedly sweet I almost cried.
And there's his son, a hopeless case of a romantic. Believes in true love. Like seriously kid, it's not love, it's infatuation! You're raging hormones the one to blame. What could explain fantasizing over a girl four years your senior. Believe me, when you turn 20? The goddess you thought is simply a humble peasant next to all the girls you get to mingle with in college.
Funniest line ever, 'seriously? It's like you're photoshopped!' LOL. And I find it really cute and sweet seeing them in bed just talking, cuddling and falling in love. OR maybe it's just Ryan Gosling half-naked.
Will I watch it again? Nah, not anytime soon. If you're in for a lazy day, this could be a good movie to curl up with.