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Crazy for Love (2005)

My Suicidal Sweetheart (original title)
A suicidal comedy about two young lovers who get married and escape from a mental institution in search of new ways to die...and the white light.

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Sheila
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Max, Sr.
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Sis
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Max
Ross Babbit ...
Soldier Man
Alexander Maldonado ...
Max at age 10
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Hector
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Vera
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Bruno
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Doctor, Chief Nakahoma, Minister, Roger Bob
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Grace
Hazel Medina ...
Night Nurse
Marisa Redanty ...
Nurse
Kim Thompson ...
Nurse (as Kimberly Anne Thompson)
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Orderly (as Eric LaRay Harvey)
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On his 21st birthday, in front of mom, dad, sis, and guests, Max tries to hang himself. It's his eighth suicide attempt, seeking a peaceful white light. Sent back to an asylum, Max falls in love at first sight with Grace, also suicidal, with a teddy bear she treats as her child. Max courts her, proposes, they marry, and he makes it his mission to give her reasons to live. They escape and he seeks various cures for her: the beauty of nature, living with his family, and consulting a shaman, a faith healer, and a self-help coach. Grace's demons trump the cures. Max is at wit's end. Will he fail? Is there to be no white light? A visit to Grace's institutionalized mother gives Max a clue. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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[Grace wanted to jump out of a hot-air balloon but failed, because her foot is tied up with a row. Now she's hanging headlong under the balloon]
Grace: [angry] Oh shit, I hate you Max!
Max: [laughing] I love you, baby!
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Written by: Jonathan Grossman
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A heartfelt, moving comedy...
4 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This really is a great film. Full of love and humor, it compels the audience to really care about the characters and participate in their journey. Michael Parness managed to assemble a great cast of top players, a minor miracle for a first film. No doubt, they were moved to help him tell this beautiful story. David Krumoltz carries the film with his understated intensity and honesty. Natasha Lyonne is unpredictable, exasperating, and yet totally lovable as Grace. Also a great turn by Karen Black (great to see her on the screen again) as Grace's crazed but sympathetic mother. There is cutting wit throughout, allowing us the relief of laughter when faced with life's pain. The acting is impeccable, the editing tight, the direction inspired, and the music creates a fitting backdrop of mood. Given the present-day Hollywood Blockbuster craze, full of big budgets, big names, car crashes and special effects, 'Max & Grace' is a refreshing departure. Give yourself a treat and see this movie.


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