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Crazy for Love (2005)

My Suicidal Sweetheart (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | March 2005 (USA)
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.

Director:

Michael Parness

Writer:

Michael Parness
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorraine Bracco ... Sheila
David Paymer ... Max, Sr.
Emma Adele Galvin ... Sis
David Krumholtz ... Max
Ross Babbit Ross Babbit ... Soldier Man
Alexander Maldonado Alexander Maldonado ... Max at age 10
Guillermo Díaz ... Hector
Rosanna Arquette ... Vera
Ralf Moeller ... Bruno
Tim Blake Nelson ... Doctor, Chief Nakahoma, Minister, Roger Bob
Natasha Lyonne ... Grace
Hazel Medina Hazel Medina ... Night Nurse
Marisa Redanty Marisa Redanty ... Nurse
Kim Thompson Kim Thompson ... Nurse (as Kimberly Anne Thompson)
Erik LaRay Harvey ... Orderly (as Eric LaRay Harvey)
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Storyline

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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light | suicidal | escape | cure | love | See All (68) »

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Love can be insane.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Max & Grace See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Full Glass Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Grace: [in the bath room while Max takes care of her wrists, which she just cut] Why don't you let me die?
Max: Because, Grace, you don't wanna die really. Anybody who really wants to go knows not to use bubble bath.
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Everything Breaks Down
written by Jonathan Grossman
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My type of film - Parness is comparable to Mel Brooks
10 March 2006 | by edblue-1See all my reviews

On a scale of 1-10 "Suicidal Sweetheart" got an 11 from me and from everyone else at this showing. The picture was incredibly funny. I told my wife "It's obvious that this man walks on water but across a bed of fire, that's a bit much." This is one of the very best blends of comedy, satire and uses of innuendo I have seen since Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein". I can't believe this picture was not picked up by a major studio.

This "Film Festival" audience was sophisticated and was able to pick up on every comic innuendo either visual, spoken or implied. The characters are real and the combination of a great script and a great casting was obvious. Max and Grace are real people with real problems that are dealt with regardless of the odds of success. It keeps you smiling while being serious and laughing with all the indirect humor brilliantly built into this production.

To sum it up, this is a "must see" picture.


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