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

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  3 March 2006 (Italy)
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C.R.A.Z.Y. Extraordinary lives of ordinary people in search of love and happiness - that's the premise of "C.R.A.Z.Y", a family drama unlike any other.

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Cast

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Émile Vallée ...
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Alex Gravel ...
Natasha Thompson ...
Michelle 15 à 22 ans
Johanne Lebrun ...
Doris
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Brigitte 15 à 20 ans
Francis Ducharme ...
Paul
Hélène Grégoire ...
Madame Chose
Michel Laperrière ...
Psychothérapeute
Jean-Louis Roux ...
Prêtre
Mohamed Majd ...
Bédouin
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Born Christmas Day 1960, Zac Beaulieu is the fourth of five sons of Gervais and Laurianne Beaulieu. Zac feels somewhat disconnected to his brothers, all of whom are different from each other. They include the bookworm Christian who is the eldest, the dumb jock Antoine who is third, and the youngest Yvan. But Zac has the most contempt for his second eldest brother, the shiftless druggie Raymond. To his devout Catholic mother, Zac is her miracle son, both for being born the same day as Jesus Christ (a fact which Zac has always hated), and because a Tupperware-selling mystic once told her that he has the power to heal. Laurianne has always coddled Zac, the two who have a special if unspoken bond. But Zac wants more to please his father, who wants more than anything in his sons that they grow up to be man's men and not sissies. As Zac goes through his mid-teens to early twenties, Zac isn't sure if he can live up to the ideals of either his mother or especially his father. A young man with... Written by Huggo

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asthma | 1960s | lie | christmas day | catholic | See more »

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Growing up in this family, you'd have to be... C.R.A.Z.Y.

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Comedy | Drama

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Budget:

CAD 6,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Acquiring the music rights took such an important part of the budget, director and producer Jean-Marc Vallée had to cut his own salary. See more »

Goofs

In 1973, Raymond's girlfriend Doris wears a t-shirt with the cover of Iggy Pop's "I'm Sick of You" EP. The EP was not released until 1977. See more »

Quotes

Laurianne Beaulieu: [in the parking lot] It's what he wanted.
Gervais Beaulieu: So? It's not up to him. You want to turn him into a fairy?
[looking at Zac's toy]
Laurianne Beaulieu: Stop it, he's only five!
Gervais Beaulieu: He's almost six and looks seven.
Laurianne Beaulieu: Oh, come on!
Gervais Beaulieu: Never mind 'come on'. Now return it. Go on.
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Crazy Credits

The end titles finish showing the first names of the five sons in capital letters in the order of birth: Christian . Raymond . Antoine . Zacharie . Yvan . Then all the letters dissolve, with the exception of each first letters, thus creating (and explaining) the title of the film: C.R.A.Z.Y. See more »

Connections

References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

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Brother Louie
Written by Errol Brown and Tony Wilson (as Anthony Wilson)
Performed by Stories
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Have you ever heard the word "MUST" ? It comes from this kind of movie.
21 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

(I wish I wrote this in french because I will not be able to mean all in English) This movie is simple but accurate. Sometimes the subject don't need to be complicated, the emotions are enough. The life of a family searching for happiness but who sometimes find misfortune in the path. The characters are all representative of many generations. Nostalgia will get most of people. The actors are all great especially Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin et Pierre-Luc Brilliant. Video and audio editing come from genius. The music is O_O (read the Trivia and you'll understand). I have nothing more to say than this movie will give you what you awaited for. You have to see it ... again. Félicitations Jean-Marc !!!


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SMOKING, not gay, SMOKING, bad hair, SMOKING Cufflinksandtie
Youngest son looked like a girl! Northerner335
The Final Scene.. kiss_the_deformity
im pissed this wasnt released in the states.. jorgieporgie18
September 11 reference? off_target
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