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My 2011’s favourite movie

3 Nov

The scene’s from Crazy Stupid Love, which happens to be my favourite scene – had it been at least a minute long. For me, this scene [a minute longer, not the one you’re seeing in the link above] is sarcasm at its best, the tension, the anxiety, the comedy……

I can’t remember all the other movies I watched last year – I mean with the number of movies I watch, it should be obvious actually. The only movie that stood out, which of course came as a surprise was Crazy Stupid Love. I don’t watch movies based on the IMDb ratings et al nor do I read the opening night reviews. I just watch movies – as simple as that.

However, many times, the cast and the crew may also attract me. With Ryan Gosling in it, Crazy Stupid Love thus became a much awaited movie. The first time I watched the movie, I was devastated. I was totally devastated because for me RyGos has been on a pedestal of method-acting [whether he’s one to do it or not].

Ryan Gosling: My first RyGos movie was Half-Nelson – I didn’t know The Notebook had been made into a movie until after Lars and the Real Girl. He actually had me at Half-Nelson and so I religiously began watching all of his movies. This was why I’d picked up “Crazy Stupid Love” 

First watch was disappointing. I didn’t know the movie was a comedy – it was only after I saw Steve Carell did I get a hint of the movie’s genre. I even double checked if I was watching a RyGos movie. I shook my head not knowing what to make of the movie – I couldn’t believe RyGos, of all the actors, had decided to lay himself cheap like that. UGHHHH.

However, on a second watch, I changed my opinion. He was brilliant. It was only because I was expecting some kind of Half-Nelson, Blue Valentine real girl seeking Lars that must have got me disappointed. On my third watch, he convinced me he was a better actor – a versatile actor. I’m happy I gave the movie the benefit of doubt because this movie has cracked me up during bad times, ever since.

Definitely THE one to watch out for

Besides, RyGos also happens to be one of the men I’ll forsake my singlehood for.  Ryan Gosling, in all honesty, is one of the best actors at present. With the likes of Johnny Depp almost catapulting into middle age, it leaves Ryan Gosling up for grabs. He’s got it all. He’s one helluva guy when it comes to acting and one helluva another guy when it comes to looks. He’s got it all, like HE’S GOT IT ALL. With Crazy Stupid Love, he’s proved his versatility. Besides, he’s also a musician – so maybe some day I’ll watch him in some musicals.

 

NB. I haven’t been paid to promote Ryan Gosling, not in cash or in kind. He’s just awesome and okay you’ve read it all. If I start ranting about him, well, maybe I won’t stop.

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