This is one of my favorite movies of the past few years. I had not really paid enough attention to the actor Marc Ruffalo before seeing this movie, but it is in my judgement his best work to date. He is simply terrific. The British comedian James Corden was really just coming on the scene when this movie was made, and again, the part was made for him. Keira Knightley ties the cast together, but I was especially pleased to watch and hear Adam Levine, who's music I have always loved, but had never seen in a movie before.
This movie is full of great music, and is fundamentally about love and friendship. We watch as one couple comes back together, as a daughter and father rediscover their love and appreciation for each other, and as another couple falls apart, but leaving us interested in what will happen, especially to Knightley's character, in the future. The movie is beautifully crafted and a joy to watch. I have shared this with several friends who all enjoyed it, and it has moved into my top 100 list of all time favorites,