The detrimental effect of expectations on the enjoyment of a film – A discourse and Skyfall re-review

I am taking a bit of a break from the usual review format today and going to hit reflection mode.   I have always understood that the statement in the title of this post is very true, yet I still find myself a victim of expectations.   True, it happens a lot less regularly than it once did, and I can often find something in most films such that I spend an enjoyable 90-180 minutes.   Yet anyone who read my Skyfall review would be aware, my biggest complaint is that the film did not feel like a James Bond film.

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Crazy, Stupid, Love – A Review by Film Nerd

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon, Analeigh Tipton, Jonah Bobo, Liza Lapira

Synopsis: Cal Weaver (Carell) has his life turned upside down when his wife and the mother of his children, Emily (Moore), asks him for a divorce, also informing her of an affair with a work colleague (Bacon).   Depressed, he starts hanging out in a bar, where a suave pick-up artist Jacob (Gosling) takes pity on him and updates his image, helping him to take a number of women home himself.

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