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Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

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  • Summary: The story of a special little boy who grows into young manhood and ends up even denying his inner self to attract his father's attention. A portrait of a family that depicts the often-extraordinary lives of ordinary people in search of happiness. (TVA Films)
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  1. The reality measures up to the rep.
  2. 88
    An exuberant, disarming entertainment.
  3. Reviewed by: Liz Beardsworth
    80
    Fantastic performances, sharp wit and a raw honesty breathe new life into the rites-of-passage drama.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    70
    The whole family can feel comfortable watching C.R.A.Z.Y., Jean-Marc Vallee's bouncy coming-of-age tale that coasts along on a terrific soundtrack and a spot-on feel for period detail. Story of a tight-knit Catholic family and their sexually confused son never goes near anything that might make mainstream auds uncomfortable, sticking with an old-fashioned tone balanced by inventive lensing that gives only the illusion of dipping its toe in risky waters.
  5. Although Vallee's remarkably assured film, which clocks in at more than two hours, proves that it's possible to have too much of a good thing, Canada's official Oscar submission for best foreign-language feature still manages keep up the entertaining yet emotionally satisfying pace sufficiently to earn audience accolades.
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  1. JIMD.
    Mar 11, 2007
    10
    All round excellent movie! Great storytelling which lacks in so many films...Highly entertaining
  2. JamesS.
    Feb 19, 2007
    10
    Living in Quebec I , of course, recognize much in this film. But it is not a Quebec story; it is universal. This is about as warm and honest as a film can get. You sense the love that this project sprang from and is full of. This is a film truly for all. Cathartic. Expand
  3. D
    Mar 7, 2007
    9
    C.R.A.Z.Y. is a gorgeous, heartfelt, yet utterly unsetimental gem of a film. An uplifting, coming of age story that will completely enrapture even those who hate uplifting coming of age stories (me included), C.R.A.Z.Y. is brilliantly acted, taughtly written and unexpectedly epic. A wonderful movie experience that can be forgiven for being a little bit safe. Expand
  4. Odin
    Mar 11, 2007
    9
    An interesting movie. Never dull, never stupid, always entertaining. Always wonderful. I really liked this film.