Friday, February 24, 2012

Movie Review: C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

This movie is crazy.  It is also French Canadian and in French with English subtitles.  I thought this might bother me, but it really didn't.  The movie was just that good.

C.R.A.Z.Y. is the store of a sexually confused young man and his totally dysfunctional family.  The setting is in Montreal during the 1960s and 70s.  There are many funny moments and some really sad moments; the best moments were the ones with real insight into the lives of these very different people.  

The director makes excellent use of music to set the passage of time through the decades.  The characters are well developed.  I think it is definitely worth seeing.

This movie swept the Genie awards in 2006 -- Best Motion Picture, Best Performance of an Actor in a Leading Role, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Achievement in Direction, Best Screenplay Original, Best Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design, Best Achievement in Costume Design, Best Achievement in Overall Sound, Best Achievement in Editing, Best Achievement in Sound Editing and Golden Reel Award.  It also won Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto Film Festival and Audience Award at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.  

Hmmmmm . . . I guess I'm not the only to think this is a good movie worth seeing . . . and yet I wouldn't have known about it if I hadn't read 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen.