V Exclusive: Steve Carell Shares Cool Points About ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.’

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GangStarr Girl / July 28, 2011

VIBE got a chance to screen Crazy, Stupid, Love. and it was hilarious, sad at times but also heartwarming. Overall, it was a good, real story about different stages of love. Everyone who watches this movie will be able to relate.

But in case you need more convincing, here are some cool points about the film straight from co-producer Steve Carell’s mouth:

On working with Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (the writers of Bad Santa)

We didn’t want it to be a typical romantic comedy. In making this movie we all felt that it could walk the line between drama and comedy. We were all aware of the dramatic aspect of it; that tends to happen sometimes in a romantic comedy where the dramatic aspects don’t feel like they’re connected to the movie and we were very aware of that. We didn’t want it to seem cliché, out of place or forced.

Describing the Film

I don’t know how to define it. Some people with use the term “dramedy,” some people will use the term “romantic comedy.” I think it depends on who u are. Individuals will take different things from the movie because it casts a wide net that way. It covers many different types of relationships and different types of love.

On Ryan Gosling Being An Unexpected Addition

I met with him for what I thought would about a half-an-hour conversation. We talked for over three hours and I found him to be extremely funny. Our attitude toward comedy is very similar. We’re serious about it in a way. We want to have fun and be playful with it but we also want to keep it grounded. It’s not a manner of telling jokes and how to say funny things, we think about the character first. If you make the characters as real and as human as possible then the comedy is complementary.

Check out the trailer:

Crazy, Stupid, Love. will be in theaters on Friday, July 29.