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C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 3 March 2006 (Italy)
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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38 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Émile Vallée ...
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Maxime Tremblay ...
Alex Gravel ...
Natasha Thompson ...
Michelle 15 à 22 ans
Johanne Lebrun ...
Doris
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Brigitte 15 à 20 ans
Francis Ducharme ...
Paul
Hélène Grégoire ...
Madame Chose
Michel Laperrière ...
Psychothérapeute
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Prêtre
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.

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Comedy | Drama

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CAD 6,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The music rights cost CND$600 000. See more »

Goofs

In a scene set in the late 1970s, a VIA Rail Canada train with "Renaissance" cars is visible in the background. These cars were first put into service by VIA Rail more than 20 years later. See more »

Quotes

Zachary Beaulieu 6 à 8 ans: What's a fairy?
Laurianne Beaulieu: [surprised] Nothing. Hogwash.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Quand on a 17 ans (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Sympathy for the Devil
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
[ABKCO Music with permission of ABKCO Records]
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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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