I've always been a Nabakovian in at least this sense, I find my faith in the underlying patterns of life. The synchronicties give me faith for a reason we can't see but can feel: the tug of meaning between elements where the meaning is hidden is metaphoric for the greater oatterns to our lives.
"Crazy Stupid Love" is an OK movie about a man whose wife asks for a divorce. Alone and heartbroken the man (Steve Carrel) spends his time at an upper end bar telling anybody who will or will not listen that he has been cuckolded.
Meanwhile a 20 something ladies man, Ryan Gosling, decides to teach Steve the tricks of the trade.
From such things major roundelays and catastrophes occur through coincidences and late reveals till the satisfying "aaaah" at the end.
It isn't major but it isn't a trifle.
As to the music, well, while the movie was on it all seemed a little sing-songwriter soppy to me, so imagine my surprise upon reading the track list, which is actually quite good.
1. The Numbers Game – Thievery Corporation
2. Almanac – The Acorn
3. Lost in Place – Gram Rabbit
4. The Heart’s a Lonely Hunter – Thievery Corporation & David Byrne
5. Black is the Color of my True Love’s Hair (Jaffa Remix) – Nina Simone
6. Animal (Mark Renson Remix) – Miike Snow
7. Ooh La La – Goldfrapp
8. Just One Look – Doris Troy
9. Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh – Say Hi
10. On the Sly – The Bamboos
11. I Need Your Love – Marilin Medina, Martin Medina & Jason Ruder
12. Blood – The Middle East
I didn't notice any of this so assume the movie is better than I say it is! I'm guessing Thievery Corporation were on in the danceclub and Gram Rabbit is the whiny singer songwriter
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