Humour in abundancy and bittersweet drama make C.R.A.Z.Y. the triumphant story of an almost ordinary family, of parental love and of outsiders struggling to find their place in the world. C.R.A.Z.Y. is great fun and also imaginative, both in terms of plot and of cinematic style and expression. Fantasy dream sequences are beautifully contrasted with the down to earth representation of every day family life and teenage sexuality. The impressive soundtrack gives the film an extra dimension.
Jean-Marc Vallée (b. 1963) was born in Montreal and studied film at L'Université de Montréal. His short films include STEREOTYPES (1992), LES FLEURS MAGIQUES (1995) and LES MOTS MAGIQUES (1998). His first feature, LISTE NOIRE (1995), was nominated for nine Genie awards in 1996. His other features are LOS LOCOS (1998), LOSER LOVE (1999) and C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005).