Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) have the perfect life together living the American dream… until Emily asks for a divorce. Now Cal, Mr Husband, has to navigate the single scene with a little help from his professional bachelor friend Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Make that a lot of help. —IMDb
Glen Ficarra is an American writer, producer, actor and director.
Ficarra met John Requa at Pratt Institute, where both were studying film. After college they went to work in animation for the TV channel Nickelodeon.
As writers they wrote the comedy films, Cats & Dogs, Bad Santa directed by Terry Zwigoff and The Bad News Bears directed by Richard Linklater.
In 2009 they made their directorial debut with their self-penned I Love You Phillip Morris based on the life of con man Steven Russell.
Their subsequent release was the comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love starring Steve Carell, Emma Stone and Julianne Moore, again directed with Requa, released in July 2011.
With Requa and Charlie Gogolak he has formed the production company Zaftig Films.
They are currently working on the script for a Reese Witherspoon vehicle, Pharm Girl. —Wikipedia
John Requa is a screen writer (with Glenn Ficarra) of Cats & Dogs, Bad Santa and the 2005 remake Bad News Bears.
The DVD commentary for Bad News Bears revealed that Requa was to have had a bit role in the film, but it was not shot.
Requa and Ficcara directed Jim Carrey and Ewen McGregor in their screenplay I Love You Phillip Morris.
Requa grew up in Burien, Washington, a suburb of Seattle, graduating from Burien’s Highline High School in 1985. His talents as a writer were evident when he wrote and performed in a skit for his senior year Homecoming assembly titled “Fernbusters.” It was a morphing of Ghostbusters and the killer Christmas Trees skit from the 1975 classic Saturday Night Live. In it, Requa played the killer fern. For another assembly later that year he wrote a skit about an almighty creator named Sven.
Requa attended Highline at the same time as Dana Newton, who is now a senior producer on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Randy… read more
The film was funny and surprisingly didn't shove romantic innuendos and anecdotes down one's throat. However I felt it should have stopped earlier then it did. It was drawn out, thus adding confusion and further speculation to the film. By the end, it was tough to piece it back together.
La première fois que j’ai vu Crazy, Stupid, Love j’en avais gardé un souvenir assez mitigé. Pourtant, malgré le temps qui passe, le film restait bien dans ma tête.
J’ai donc décidé de lui redonner… read review
This is probably one of the few romantic comedies I’ve seen in years, particularly because romantic comedies are not my strongest area of taste. This one stood out to me particularly because of the… read review
Title: Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Cast… read review