Though love stories never go as smoothly as one would like, some rom-coms are able to up the ante through a series of unforeseen events, making the spark of love either much sweeter or incredibly bitter. Whether viewers are hopeless romantics or cynical about the notion of true love, a good rom-com can worm its way into anyone's heart.
Balancing family, work and romance is a difficult task in and of itself; however, when these overlap, stressful situations are sure to unfold. Crazy, Stupid, Love just happens to bring the three together in a manner a little too close for comfort for most audiences. Like many good rom-coms, the story centers around a love triangle of sorts, but there are two catches: there's more than one triangle and none of the characters are even remotely aware of their existence.
Crazy, Stupid, Love is a romantic comedy that, above anything else, highlights the complexity of human relationships and self-esteem. Underlying the messed-up web of connections between all the characters is a lesson in honesty towards oneself and others.