4. CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE

Director: Glenn Ficcara and John Requa
Stars: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon
Release Date: July 29
Why we’re excited: Like every other fan of Michael Scott’s dim-witted sweetness, we’re not too happy about Steve Carell’s impending exit away from NBC’s The Office. His decision for leaving the hit sitcom revolved around his desire to focus on making movies. After watching the trailer for Crazy, Stupid, Love, Carell’s risky career move seems off to a great start.

Directed by the guys behind Bad Santa, Crazy, Stupid, Love appears to be a less obnoxious version of Hitch. Carell plays a guy who seeks dating advice from a younger playboy (Ryan Gosling) after his wife (Julianne Moore) requests a divorce. As the preview shows, Carell and Gosling (a stellar dramatic actor taking to comedy rather nicely here) have great comedic chemistry, while the subplots involving Emma Stone and Marisa Tomei give us excuses to ogle two of our favorite actresses.

The end of Michael Scott’s era does indeed sting, but Crazy, Stupid, Love could very well start to heal those wounds.