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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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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

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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 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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Leave Me Alone
written by Jonathan Grossman
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The best film at SXSW
19 March 2005 | by tinymjsSee all my reviews

Who'd a thought suicide could be dealt with in a way that's palpable by everyone? I saw the film at SXSW at it's premier and it turned out to be the best film there by far. Yes, its warped and it's bizarre, but it makes sense in the world the filmmaker (Michael Parness) creates. If you didn't laugh (most everyone did), then you just ain't getting it and thats a darn shame. Particularly of note, Guillermo Diaz as Hector steals a bunch of scenes and the chemistry between Natasha Lyonne and David Krumholtz is intense. The film reminds one of Harold and Maude, but not really, it takes one bizarre spin after another, and they do all make sense in this crazy mixed up world we all live in. I stayed (as did most) for the Q & A afterward and what was great was hearing that the same things I thought in my head as to why things "happened" are the reasons they did. I don't think you can say much bad about the film, unless you didn't get it. I think I got it and it seemed like most everyone else did as well. The film is dubbed a suicidal comedy, but its got a lot of heart, a lot of laughs and offers a lot of hope, yet it doesn't shy away from the horrors of suicide as well. A nice little movie that should get attention when it gets a release, which will hopefully happen sooner rather than later.


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