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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

Company Credits

Production Co:

Full Glass Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

[Grace's mom wants to be buried alive. Max just digged the hole and puts away the blade]
Max: This is totally wrong. This is insane. Okay? I'm not gonna bury you alive.
[Mom streches out her hands, closes her eyes and falls backwards into the hole]
Max: Well, she's dead now.
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Leave Me Alone
written by Jonathan Grossman
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Awesomely funny...and poignant
28 April 2005 | by crazybagelSee all my reviews

Saw this at Newport Beach Film Festival the other day. The film is REALLY exceptional. The crowd I went with all loved it. Funny, poignant and great acting. I'm tired of the tried and true Hollywood romances, who can relate? David Krumholtz (Max) is really amazing as the sure and true lover of the ultra-screwy Grace (Natasha Lyonne, who is also excellent). When Max falls for Grace we believe it. Why? Because love at first sight IS crazy and we're dealing with two lost, and maybe not so crazy, souls. Also of note are Giullmo Diaz as Hector and Rosanna Arquette as a sexless/sexy neurotic, both "roommates" of Max and Grace before they embark on their trip to Sheboygen, WI and finding themselves. Don't miss this one, its something special! P.S. The soundtrack, led by Kevin Hearn (of Bare Naked Ladies fame) is really super super cool as well.


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