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

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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 overview, first billed only:
Émile Vallée ...
Maxime Tremblay ...
Alex Gravel ...
Natasha Thompson ...
Michelle 15 à 22 ans
Johanne Lebrun ...
Brigitte 15 à 20 ans
Francis Ducharme ...
Hélène Grégoire ...
Madame Chose
Michel Laperrière ...
Jean-Louis Roux ...
Mohamed Majd ...


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


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CAD 6,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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It took Jean-Marc Vallée 10 years to write this film. See more »


For Christmas 1967, and also at a later Christmas party, the father sings to a Charles Aznavour record. The Barclay label on the record in the film was not used until sometime during the '70s or '80s. See more »


Gervais Beaulieu: [about gay people] You've got to be sick to keep your penis in someone else's ass!
Laurianne Beaulieu: [pause] Hmm... You have bad memory.
Gervais Beaulieu: [pause] Well... that was different...
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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 »


References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »


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Family relationships can be complicated by the emergence of a personal identity, territory and desire to belong. Can love really conquer all?
13 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Phenomenal! Amazing movie, superbly acted. (Michel Cote is nothing less than perfect in the role of Gervais Beaulieu.) Nothing amiss. Great music, drama, emotions.

I was in Montreal briefly in July and saw the movie twice. Came out as awed by it the second time as I did the first around. Although it could have been filmed in the States (the story is not particular to Quebec), it belongs to Quebec and to the people who lived similar experiences growing up in the 70s. My only hope is that it will get the recognition it deserves on the international scene.

I heard American producers are thinking of buying the rights to film it in the States... I say they should put subtitles and let it ride the wave to success.

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