Netflix Discovery of the Week : Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
Unfortunately, this weekend I suffered from a fever and a bad case of snotty nose, so I decided it was best to remain quarantined from the rest of world. While lying in my bed looking absolutely hideous, I stumbled upon a film by the name of Call Me Crazy: A Five Film. I’m usually not a sucker for the emotional, melodramatic tear jerker, but I decided to venture outside of my comfort zone for once. Interestingly enough, the film is directed by Bonnie Hunt and executive produced by none other than the beautiful Rachel Jennifer Aniston. While that is not necessarily the most convincing sales pitch, Call Me Crazy turned out to be one the most moving and powerful films that I’ve seen in a while .
The film is made up of a series of short five films that tell the stories of people suffering from various mental illnesses. Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and PTSD are the main demons that have impacted the lives of these characters and their families in unimaginable ways. Topics of guilt, anger, confusion and resentment are constant themes throughout the film as each character shares a unique story of the affects of mental illness. Although these can be very controversial topics, films like this one are pivotal during a time where people are still trying to understand mental illnesses and the people who suffer from them.
Ultimately, Call Me Crazy is a emotional roller-coaster that helps audiences appreciate the lives that they have because each of our lives could, essentially, be much worse. The stories a are compelling and acting is, simply, riveting. Anyone looking to watch film that touches upon relevant topics in society while portraying beautifully flawed characters and narratives should definitely give Call Me Crazy a peek. You won’t regret it.
Feel free to watch the trailer below!