“Like Crazy” is one of the most perfect titles for this Italian Dramedy . Directed by Paolo Virzì. Starring, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (Beatrice ) & Micaela Ramazzotti ( Donatella) As Italian momma , Sofia Petrillo (Golden Girls) would start a story with a visual,
Pistoia, Italy, Villa Biondi, a secure psychiatric experimental facility that looks like the Villa from the Godfather lll, Corleone family village. “never let anyone know what you are thinking” said Michael Corleone . This can be applied to “Like Crazy”.
Beatrice, a self described Countess who has a flare for ‘putting it over” on anyone at anytime to get what she wants or other wise known as a pathological liar. She suffers from mythomaniac . Beatrice, for the most part just wants to be a free spirited wealthy women who just wants to have” FUN”. Her attitude is infectious.
Donatella, is a young, multi-tattooed women, who keeps her punishing mysterious pain to herself, rendering her an introvert by design.
The two women meet at Villa Biondi. There is a unique attraction and bond that forms between them . Is there a level of silent recognition and familiarity that is felt between two ” crazy” likeness’ between people?
If you loved “Thelma and Louise” then you will love “Like Crazy”. This Italian film with English subtitles goes deeper into the phycological depth of “Beatrice and Dontatella’s ” wild escapades . “Like Crazy” runs the gamut of emotions . Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, is captivating in her portrayal of Billionaire Countess Beatrice, at least in her own mind .
Micaela Ramazzotti’s ( Donatella ) performance, emotionally sucks you into her tormented psyche. A condition, which is more common than not in its cause and effect. Micaela, puts a face on to this “disorder” that goes straight to your heart.
RATED: 3 Honey 🐝🐝🐝 I’m a like pazzo for this film
Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival 2016 (Directors Fortnight)
Official Selection – Vancouver International Film Festival 2016
Opens May 19, 2017
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street (between A&B Streets)
San Rafael, CA
Opera Plaza Cinema, San Francisco