Putting the 'male' in Pygmalion, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s smart comedy sees ladykiller Ryan Gosling take sad-sack Steve Carell under his wing and transform him into a bed-hopping lothario.
Implausible? Sure, though that doesn’t make the film any less enjoyable as it parallels Carell’s attempts to win back estranged wife Julianne Moore with Gosling’s wooing of a sceptical Emma Stone and a third strand involving Carell’s lovelorn son (Jonah Bobo).
Entertaining if a bit unwieldy, Crazy builds to a neat twist before wimping out with a sudsy climax. Oddly, though, its failings make it seem more appealingly truthful.