If I were going to write a movie, this would be what I hoped the end result looked like. It was sweet without being syrupy, realistic without being gritty. I think that Ryan Gosling reminds us that he isn't just an indie film kind of actor, he's also a star. (And that he should have more scenes without a shirt. I mean, c'mon! How hot can one guy really be?) I will admit that I am not a huge Steve Carell fan, but this movie may have changed my mind. I usually feel like he's trying too hard, but the actor disappeared into the role here. And the ladies in this picture were no slackers either! Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, and Marisa Tomei--together, sometimes in the same scene? How can you not enjoy yourself? In the end, this is a film about love in all its forms, how it's the thing that makes us and breaks us, and everything in between.
I know that I'm not really doing this movie justice, but I'm also trying not to give anything away. You can read great reviews here and here. But I think that you should stop wasting time, gather up your favorite date or best girl friends and get to the movies!
Speaking of, now it's time for Silly Promotional Pictures With Amber: