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    "My thanks to Chris and Damon for their nice work on my house. They worked hard, got things done in the time they had predicted, and were polite and professional. Their work was very good- the living room ceiling looks fabulous, as there was quite a bit of water damage before. I am very pleased with the results, exactly what I wanted. Thanks so much."

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  • Friday Movie Review: “Crazy, Stupid Love”

    [caption id="attachment_2342" align="alignleft" width="421" caption="Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling "]Movie Review[/caption]

     

    This past week, I saw Crazy, Stupid Love, starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore. Walking into the theater, I didn't know what to expect: was it going to be another chick-flick, was their going to be a reasonable ending, were these characters going to mesh well together? The end result was a smart, down-to-earth, romantic comedy/drama that I feel could relate well to the everyday man and woman.

    The films focuses on Cal Weaver (Steve Carell), a middle-aged father of two who finds out his high-school sweetheart and wife Emily (Julianne Moore) wants a divorce after 25 years of marriage. The reaction of Cal is both unexpected and genuine. He simply becomes quiet, distant, sarcastic but still loveable (much like his character in The Office). Sitting at the hip, luxurious bar with his over-sized suit jacket, pleated khaki pants, New Balance tennis shoes and cranberry vodka drink (which he sips from a straw), Cal is pondering the possibilities of why his wife not only left him, but why she had a one-night stand with her co-worker (Kevin Bacon). In comes Jacob (Gossling), with his fit Armani suit, sophisticated and hip attitude and Gentlemens drink in his hand. Jacob takes it upon himself to help Cal, asking him to sit down and talk to him. The end result is one that is similar to the movie Hitch. Jacob takes Cal under his wing, transforms his image with a makeover and guides him into the status of being single, something Cal hasn't experienced in over 25 years. After following the advice from Jacob, Cal becomes a new man; talking to women with confidence, dressing the way he should and experiencing a single life he would never had imagined a year ago. But Cal is still missing his wife, who also seems upset and a bit jealous of this new life her ex-husband is living.

    Now you might read this, and think that this Jacob character is a loser; meeting random women at the bars, telling an older man how to live his life, etc. However, I can tell you that this is not all that this film has to offer. Yes it's pathetic to see a man go through a middle-aged crisis and resort to acting like a 25 year-old instead of a 45 year-old.  I cannot tell you anymore, but just know that this film turns out to be unexpected, clever, and best of all...RELATEABLE .

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