Plot plot in Steve Carrell’s comedy ‘among the best in movie history’
Moviegoers on Reddit said that rom-com Crazy, Stupid, Love has one of the best twists in movie history.
For those who haven’t watched yet, the 2011 film follows Cal (Steve Carell), whose life changes dramatically when his wife Emily (Julianne Moore) reveals she had an affair and wants a divorce.
Now Cal must navigate the single scene with a little help from his professional bachelor friend Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling).
While teaching Cal how to seduce a woman and become the ultimate gambler, Jacob meets Hannah (Emma Stone), and he begins to re-examine his views on sex, love, and women as he begins to fall in love with she.
At first, these two storylines don’t necessarily seem related to each other – until they come to a head and it’s revealed in a massive plotline that Hannah is actually Cal’s. . the girl.
Upon realizing that his daughter is now dating this man, who was previously a gambler, Cal demands that they break up. Obviously, they don’t and chaos ensues, which only continues when Cal’s neighbor Bernie (John Carrol Lynch) arrives and attacks Cal believing he slept with his underage daughter.
The fight continues even further when David Lindhagen (Kevin Bacon), the man Emily was having an affair with arrives, and Jacob proceeds to punch him.
Speaking about the unexpected reveal, Reddit user @frogjoker wrote, “I love a good twist ending or surprise reveal.
“Horror and thrillers have had a monopoly on these plot elements for many years. I dispute that the revelation of Hannah bringing her boyfriend to meet his family is one of the most surprising and compelling scenes. most satisfying that uses intentional misdirection by any editorial staff. I love that.”
Other users commented in agreement, with one saying, “This whole climax scene is amazing. Carell swings at Gosling to date his daughter; Gosling takes it out on Bacon for ruining Marriage of Carell; Lynch (babysitter’s father) attacks Carell over nude photos his daughter intended to give him but never did; and Carell’s son avoiding him because he had an obsessive crush on the babysitter.”
Another said: “That’s why I like Ryan Gosling better in comedic roles, his timing is perfect here.”