Monday, September 8, 2014

Review of Call Me Crazy: A Five Film

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film is more of what the world needs. It's an outlet for women to be given the chance to direct when they would never be given the time of day in mainstream movies.

Bryce Dallas Howard's segment "Lucy" hits close to home for me, as a family member struggles with Schizophrenia. Lucy, played by Brittany Snow, is sent to an asylum after her mind is relinquished to the voices when she ceases taking her medicine. Though her illness takes power over her at the beginning of the story, she realizes that she can still function relatively normal, unlike others. Her counselor (Octavia Spencer), her new love interest Bruce (Jason Ritter), and a fellow Schizophrenic help her see that.