After recently seeing both Drive and Ides of March, I can’t help but feel like an instant Ryan Gosling fan-boy. Gosling plays the typical dreamboat that he is, albeit a bloody confident one. I had seen the trailer for Crazy, Stupid Love a few times last year and did not know what to make of it. Seeing Steve Carrell as the main character I was somewhat turned off - Great in few, dire in more. This film proved to be the former. At each exchange between characters I could see where the mind-numbing humour so familiar with Carrell could fit in, but rather it was thrown out for Crazy, Stupid Love. It’s like this film is a smarter, slicker, funnier version of Hitch. I must say here though, as I rarely get to make this rant; Kevin Bacon - what a foul man. I cannot stand him. Something so sinister and unsettling about him. He reminds of the snake, Kaa, in The Jungle Book. Regardless of Bacon, the film really stands out as quality, something that rom-com sees rarely. A highly entertaining watch, with deceptive writing, which pays off in the final sequences.