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C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 3 March 2006 (Italy)
A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs.

Director:

Jean-Marc Vallée

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Côté ... Gervais Beaulieu
Marc-André Grondin ... Zachary Beaulieu 15 à 21 ans
Danielle Proulx ... Laurianne Beaulieu
Émile Vallée Émile Vallée ... Zachary Beaulieu 6 à 8 ans
Pierre-Luc Brillant ... Raymond Beaulieu 22 à 28 ans
Maxime Tremblay ... Christian Beaulieu 24 à 30 ans
Alex Gravel ... Antoine Beaulieu 21 à 27 ans
Natasha Thompson Natasha Thompson ... Michelle 15 à 22 ans
Johanne Lebrun Johanne Lebrun ... Doris
Mariloup Wolfe ... Brigitte 15 à 20 ans
Francis Ducharme Francis Ducharme ... Paul
Hélène Grégoire ... Madame Chose
Michel Laperrière ... Psychothérapeute
Jean-Louis Roux ... Prêtre
Mohamed Majd Mohamed Majd ... Bédouin
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

the official trailer

Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English | German | Spanish | Polish

Release Date:

3 March 2006 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

C.R.A.Z.Y. See more »

Filming Locations:

Essaouira, Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD6,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,710,169
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Québec) |

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Black and White (flashback scenes)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 a scene of Zac childhood in the sixties the Descarrieres incinerators chimneys are seen in the backgrounds, the building was build in the early 70's. See more »

Quotes

Zachary Beaulieu 15 à 21 ans: I want to be like everyone else.
Madame Chose: Thank God, you never will.
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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 »

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Referenced in The Rep (2012) See more »

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Mambo Jambo
Written and Performed by Dámaso Pérez Prado "The Mambo King"
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Crazy for C.R.A.Z.Y!
22 October 2005 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

Tell you what, if C.R.A.Z.Y. doesn't win the all the Geminis (the Oscars in Canada) it deserves, and doesn't get at least a nomination for the Academy Award for best foreign language film, there's something seriously wrong. This emotional roller-coaster, which I had the opportunity to see this year at the Vancouver International Film Festival is WONDERFUL! The director has blended together a gay coming-of-age story that is not exclusive to gay audiences, anyone can see this and relate to the family functions and dysfunctions on view here. The acting, everyone from Emile Vallee who plays the young Zach (actually the director's son) to a awesome performance by Michel Cote as the father of the family, is also wonderful. This movie had me in tears.. TEARS! at the end of it. How often can I say that happens? Hardly ever! Finally, like Dear Wendy, the other movie I liked during this festival (though no one else I talk to seems to like it hmmm..) the meaning of the title is JUST too precious to spoil for you. You'll probably figure it out by the movie's end. I'm asking, no, BEGGING, everyone to see this.


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