Throughout all this Cal and Emily frequently bump into each other and each reminisce about their relationship. They were childhood sweethearts and had a lot of great times together. Sure one would think that it was Emily's fault for having an affair, but Cal was to blame as well, having given up on love and becoming complacent. Crazy, Stupid, Love. is a tale about their falling out of, and into, love. Their angle is handled well, and everything else that happens around them is simply icing on the cake.
For instance, Jacob secretly admires Cal for having had a relationship for so long. He wants to find his soulmate and all the floozies he gets into bed just aren't cutting it. That's when he meets Hannah (Stone), a cutie stuck in a boring relationship, and soon his world is turned upside down. In addition to Jacob's search for love, Cal's son, Robbie (Jonah Bobo), is mad about his babysitter Jessica (Analeigh Tipton). Adding more fuel to the love affair fire is the fact that Jessica, a mere 17, has a schoolgirl crush on Cal.
It's one glorious relationship fiasco after another as every character in the script tries to find love in some fashion. The comedy that is here works, and it works well. It's mostly attributed to the acting chops of the cast members, but the film does have some intelligent moments to it. One of its saving graces is that it never plays itself too strongly. Divorce is a tragic thing that splinters a family, but Crazy, Stupid, Love. shows that side while focusing on the highlights of love all at the same time. It's a fine balance that the film manages to accomplish surprisingly well and it leads to a successful romantic comedy despite having well-tread material.
On Blu-ray Crazy, Stupid, Love. looks good and is a solid performer, but not an amazing one. The film comes with a 2.4:1 aspect ratio complete with full 1080p high definition and AVC encoding. Colors are vibrant and warm for the most part and the picture maintains a nice level of sharpness. Black levels provide plenty of detail and sharpness is never in question as it's steadily impressive. All in all the transfer is more a standard one than one that rises above, but that's perfectly fine in this case.