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Crazy Stupid Love
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Crazy Stupid Love
《疯狂愚蠢的爱》

Learn Passive Voice

Date: Oct 05 2011

Themes: Romance

Grammar: Passive Voice

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When someone says, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” it means that people don’t change, especially as they get older. But that isn’t true in the movies.

In the new movie Crazy Stupid Love, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell play a couple of guys who both have to change if they want to win their dream girls’ hearts. Gosling plays Jacob, a playboy whose wild ways impress everyone but the girl he wants. And Carell is Cal, a 40-year-old man who needs to find his inner stud in order to win back his wife.

But will either Jacob or Cal be able to learn any new tricks? Find out from Mason and Amy.

当有人说“人老则守旧”时,表示人不易改变,越老越是如此。但是在电影里却不尽然。
在新电影《疯狂愚蠢的爱》中,瑞恩·高斯林 (Ryan Gosling) 和史蒂夫·卡瑞尔 (Steve Carell) 分别扮演为赢得心爱女孩的芳心,不得不改变自己的男性。高林斯扮演雅各布,一个玩世不恭却女人缘极好的花花公子。而卡瑞尔扮演卡尔,一个需要寻找心灵支柱,重获妻子芳心的40 岁男人。但是,雅各布和卡尔是否能够学到爱情新花样?请从梅森和艾米那里寻找答案。

Dialog

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Mason

Mason

Amy

Amy

Mason:  So, I’m man enough to admit that I like a good chick flick every now and again.

Amy:  I love a man who loves a good chick flick.

Mason:  Right? So, in that spirit, I went and saw Crazy Stupid Love the other night.

Amy:  Right, it looks really fun.

Mason:  Well, it was a little more serious than I was led to believe. But, you know, it’s definitely got some fun moments. Steve Carell certainly is a funny guy. But you know, it’s kind of about a guy who’s going through a tough time in his middle age, figuring out, you know, how can I win back my love or try to move on.

Amy:  Because his wife cheats on him, right? And then he…

Mason:  Yeah, I mean, the movie opens up with his wife asking for a divorce. So that’s the situation you’re dropped into.

Amy:  Yeah, that’s a bummer, that’s not too funny.

Mason:  Right!

Amy:  But you have to hope that it would…as horrible as it would be, maybe it would be an opportunity to grow. Maybe you would take a leap and become a better person in the end, somehow. Even if you didn’t win back your wife.

Mason:  I thought that was nice, that it was a movie that didn’t play the blame game. Like it’s a bad situation, but it ends up being like, he does kind of say, “OK, well, that wasn’t a great thing that you did, but I had some stuff to work on.” And they try and work towards working it out. But I won’t tell you if it happens or not!

 

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Discussion

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Mason saw the new romantic comedy Crazy Stupid Love. He was surprised by how serious the movie was. It begins with the main character’s wife asking him for a divorce. Hopefully it gets funnier from there!

After his wife asks for a divorce, Cal, the main character, has to find a way to win her back or move on. He gets some help from a young playboy played by Ryan Gosling.

Mason liked how the married couple in the movie don’t just blame each other for the problems in their relationship. Both the husband and the wife are able to admit that they aren’t perfect. In the end, they both want to try to make their marriage work, despite the mistakes they’ve made in the past.

Have you ever tried to win somebody back after they broke up with you? Do you think you could ever forgive someone for cheating on you?

 

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Howeenton54345

Azerbaijan

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04:05 AM Jul 30 2015 |

vik32

vik32

India

yes once i tried to win back my love but unfortunately couldn’t be succesfull. our break up wasn’t beacuse of cheating on or got cheated on it was like we werent able to handle each other so we both decided to apart our ways though it hurted a lot.  And i have heard forgiveness is the best medicine we should always try ti forgive someone every now and then.

11:23 PM Oct 17 2014 |

AppleRome

AppleRome

Antarctica

This movie is very good. One of the best contemporary Hollywood romance movies I’ve ever watched after “500 Days of Summer” and “Let Me In”.


The ending was unpredictable :)))) and absolutely gave satisfying impression!

10:07 PM Feb 20 2012 |

simoroshka

simoroshka

Russian Federation

I don’t believe in love as the most wonderful feeling. And i’m getting sick of these chick flick movies all about searching and finding and happy endings with the person you love, or at least bored. But this one was hilarious, especially the start of the relationship between Jacob and that girl. And the scene almost in the end when they all meet each other and men are fighting is great, I laughed a lot. Laughing

11:22 AM Feb 10 2012 |

manik athawale

India

I think Crazy Stupid Love a very good movies that’s why every person likes watch and enjoying for some time these movies. But when like this problem comes a real life that person he or she I want to give some opinion he or she ran away from that dangerous problem because like this love only married couple suitable not other what I want to say single man or women life Flee from sexual immorality. All Other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; therefore honor God with your body. But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband the wife’s body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband’s body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. I say this as a concession, not as a command.

10:51 AM Feb 10 2012 |

zazi zineb

Algeria

 i’m also adore english chick  flick movies  when we can learn  alot about the speacial  life  and how we can survived within  all problems   ,i think that  if we ever  get a real love the relationship sure hold a  great success and it ‘ll be long term relationship stends for ever and never split and without  any kind cheating even if we bacome older we grow and grow our love toghetherWink

04:16 PM Oct 11 2011 |

jamesvo

Viet Nam

have some fun


01:04 AM Oct 10 2011 |

angely83

angely83

Colombia

I loved this movie and I had fun Kiss

10:42 PM Oct 08 2011 |

Darren27

Darren27

China

yep , i try to win back a girl i really luv after we broke up , but  it not work even if i try my best . btw , i never cheat on her anyting

08:00 PM Oct 08 2011 |

skilalian

China

Everything is okay, just no CHEATING in a relationship

05:20 AM Oct 07 2011 |

wwongsapun

wwongsapun

Thailand

Oh! I like to forgive when someone make mistakes to me…but it’s not a cheating on me…Oh! it’s very bad thing. If I have same situation in the movie… I want not to win back….hehehehehehe

06:02 AM Oct 06 2011 |

Lesena-ufa

Lesena-ufa

Russian Federation

I think  it”s very difficult to forgive an unfaithfulness, but if you really love somebody , you can do it! Everyone do some mistakes in this life , if you really want to be with this person , you should forgive

04:56 AM Oct 06 2011 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

We have to find out the reason, why someone is cheating? There must be reasons for it, I never been in love so I don’t know what is being cheated like, but I guess I will never let anyone cheat on me.

12:53 AM Oct 06 2011 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

it’s not appropriate for me to talk about that , but anyhow , i think that cheating on comes more of men and it’s so aching for women to be cheated on


of course we must forget and forgive and give another chance but some people don’t have the ability to do this


09:12 PM Oct 05 2011 |

Joy4short

Joy4short

Japan

Forgiveness  is  there but  im the  kinda  person  who  will  not  believe  in  a  second  chance.

04:46 PM Oct 05 2011 |

gomezjo

gomezjo

Colombia

Love is not a game, that`s right. But forgiveness is a gift that we all can give; you never know if sometime you need it.

04:08 PM Oct 05 2011 |

ztv

Ukraine

I know it hurts much!!! It seems like your heart stops beating… But then you understand that life is going on… and in  that moment you have a chance to take a leap! ...to win back-NO!!! What for??? That person (she or he) knows everything about you! ...and HAS cheated!  To open yourself for him or her again? Very stupid!!! That person is not yours! Move on!!!

02:13 PM Oct 05 2011 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

I think i wouldn’t forgive anyone for cheating on me! it would be hard to get it out of my mind!

12:46 PM Oct 05 2011 |

Maria del Alba

Spain

When i leave a boy, I never look back. I used to think also that I couldn’t ever forgive my boy for cheating on me but I realize that when a girl is in love, she tries to do anything to win the boy she loves back to her, even forgiving an unfaithfulness

12:25 PM Oct 05 2011 |

nada ahmed elbaz

Egypt

its amazing

11:04 AM Oct 05 2011 |

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