Ryan Gosling (in a role that would have seemed more conventionally suited for Ryan Reynolds) dusts off his comedic chops in the first trailer for “Crazy, Stupid, Love”, in which he plays a smooth operator and total player who takes a hapless Steve Carell under his wing after wife Julianne Moore admits to cheating on him and wanting a divorce. Gosling’s Jacob goes “She’s All That” on Carell’s Cal, transforming him from socially awkward to cool enough to land Marisa Tomei. But of course there’s a journey for Jacob too, as he meets Emma Stone’s Hannah and suddenly find his former lifestyle of partying and casual sex less appealing.
Glenn Ficarra and John Requa directed from Dan Fogelman’s script. “Crazy, Stupid, Love” hits theaters smack dab in the middle of summer blockbuster season on July 29, 2011, where it will go head to head with Jon Favreau’s “Cowboys & Aliens”.