Running From Crazy
Running From Crazy (2013)

A documentary examining the personal journey of Mariel Hemingway as she strives for a greater understanding of her complex family history. (c) Official FB

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 28, 2014
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"People can heal themselves by feeling genuine love for each other," says Mariel's daughter, arms around her mother. It may not be the entire answer, but it's a start.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

This heart-wrenching and deceptively conventional documentary manages the tensions in its subject and in the vérité approach in a fruitful, illuminating and surprisingly moving way.

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Kenneth R. Morefield
Christianity Today

Kopple is one of my favorite directors because she believes in her audience's intelligence.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

An artfully arranged account of Hemingway's current life, mixed with footage shot by her late sister Margaux for a 1983 documentary about the family.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

A certain Hollywood self-absorption is on display here, but the family's depressing story merits Mariel's vigilant defensiveness.

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Brent Simon
Shockya.com

A delicate, openhearted work that throws open the shutters on a famously troubled family, making a powerful statement about some of the more forthcoming mental health conversations we as a society should be having.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

It's Margaux, the tragic supermodel and failed actress who took her own life at 42, who emerges as the film's fount of heartbreak in several stunning scenes.

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Daphne Howland
Village Voice

The possible hereditary nature of suicide in general and of the seven known Hemingway suicides in particular is lazily poked at; decades of research go unmentioned and unexplored.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A sobering documentary focusing on Mariel Hemingway and her struggle with the terrible curse of seven suicides in her family history.

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