Cal (Steve Carell) learns of his wife, Emily's (Julianne Moore) infidelity with a co-worker, David (Kevin Bacon). In true movie fashion he starts to frequent pubs trying to drown his sorrows where he happens to meet Jacob (Ryan Gosling). Jacob is a Casanova to the boot & has no scruples whatsoever about sleeping with a different woman every night. Taking pity on Cal he teaches him the "Art of Seduction" thus allowing Cal also to pick up women. But during this whole deal, Jacob starts to fall for a girl, Hannah (Emily Stone) which threatens his Casanova lifestyle. Cal on the other hand is taking a liking to his sexual escapades and even manages to botch up an attempt by Emily to reconcile. With the two men headed in opposite directions and facing the choice between love & lust which one will they choose?
Steve Carrel & Ryan Gosling make an awesome pair & the two play off so well against each other that it is a treat to watch. Kevin Bacon too has some great lines but the real scene stealer is Marisa Tomei as one of Cals "conquests".
I agree the ending does get a little too "out-there" but the build-up is so charming & fun that I really didnt care. Jacobs training of Cal is a hoot & so are Cals early attempts at seducing the ladies.
All in all, 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' is a highly enjoyable rom-com that earns its stripes thanks to some great acting.