C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Zachary Beaulieu was born on Christmas Day 1960. He was different from his four brothers but desperate to fit in. During the next 20 years, Zac tries to live a lie, but his life is full of surprises and unexpected experiences, which… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 27, 2005
DVD Release Date: February 20, 2007
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

The French Canadian import is also wildly entertaining in its views of Catholicism, music and especially family.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

The subject matter may be deep and the family conflicts serious, but Vallée leavens his story with gentle satire and outright humour.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

There is a bit of shaggy dog quality to the film, it meanders all over the damn place, but it has charm to boot, and a marvelous soundtrack, that director Jean-Marc Vallée secured through pure bloody-minded tenaciousness.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

An exuberant, disarming entertainment, C.R.A.Z.Y. makes a familiar story seem new all over again through its sheer showmanship, sharp humor and a wise, profound understanding of the highs and lows of family ties.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

A full-to-bursting picture that shouts and whispers and darts and meanders and fascinates and frustrates and teems at the seams with raw vitality.

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Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Though not the revelation some over-zealous critics would have you believe-the movie is essentially plotless-C.R.A.Z.Y. is a well-constructed, highly rewatchable study of a regular, middle-class family.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

A boundlessly energetic coming-of-age story set during the Age of Aquarius/

Jay Weissberg

The whole family can feel comfortable watching C.R.A.Z.Y.

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Ali Catterall

A warm-hearted if predictable rites-of-passage movie, enlivened by some surreal flourishes and a stomping glam soundtrack.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Matthew Slaven
I wasn't expecting this level of ambition. Not only do we see Zachary's story of self-discovery unfold from his birth to his mid 20s, we also see the… More
Josh Morris
CRAZY is one of the finest films ever produced in Canada, let alone French Canada. It is note and picture perfect. Above all else, this is a family movie,… More
Daniel Perry
Outstanding and affecting Quebecois film about growing up in gay in the 1960s and about the bond of family and the changing attitudes of an entire people,… More
Thomas Johnston
Very strong performances in the story of one boy trying to find himself in a family in a loving but dysfunctional family. Seeing a story similar to my own in a… More
Cynthia S.
One of the more realistic portrayals of what life might be like for a young gay boy, growing up in a family with a macho father and brothers. He tries so hard… More
Lady D'arbanville
The most impressive part of this film I feel is that it didn't need lots of explicit footage to tell the tale, nor did it focus totally on the Sexual… More