Movie Review: CRAZY FAMOUS

CRAZY FAMOUS was directed by Paul Jarrett and marks the feature film debut from writer Bob Farkas and stars Gregory Lay, Richard Short, Victor Cruz, Ajay Naidu, Catherine Curtin, Finn Robbins, David Neal Levin and Tom Kemp.

Crazy Famous follows Bob, an average Joe whose obsession to be famous lands him in a mental hospital. When a patient claims Bin Laden is still alive, Bob escapes with a band of misfits in a last-ditch effort to get Bin Laden and the fame he so deeply desires. Are you ready to find out just how far Bob would go to discover fame?

So, what if the military really didn’t kill Osama bin Laden and he somehow ended up in upstate New York? Well, Crazy Famous gives us an over-the-top what if scenario and follows these four mental patients who escape from a facility to go and take out the infamous terrorist when they find out he’s still alive. The story centers around Bob (Gregory Lay) who will do anything to become famous so he seizes the opportunity when Smith (Richard Short), a mysterious “secret agent” mental patient, tells him bin Laden is still alive. Joining them are Larry (Victor Cruz), a mental patient who suffers from some hilarious anger issues and Dr. Phil (David Neal Levin), another mental patient who gives his diagnosis to certain oddball predicaments even though the silly situations really don’t call for them. This small group includes four extremely unique personalities and they’re about to embark on a wild adventure.

So what happens is the four patients some up with a plan and they find a way to escape the mental institution where they slowly make their way to the isolated location where the terrorist is hiding out. This adventure of theirs becomes sort of a heart touching self discovery journey for Bob and his friends as they find their way to their target and ultimately take out him out. Yes, they actually complete their mission! After all of this Bob finally does something that could make him Crazy Famous but in the end he realizes this adventure is something that would be hard for the masses to believe and he’s at peace with that. In the end, the four mental patients do get caught and brought back to the mental institution where a sinister twist is introduced and an entirely new adventure presents itself.

Bottom line is, Crazy Famous ended up being a really charming comedy that’s a much needed breath of fresh air. The story was interesting and the characters were all fun to follow. All of the acting was really good and these quirky characters were just so likable. Hey, the Dr. Phil in this movie is better than the one you see on television. So funny! Anyway, director Paul Jarrett did a great job telling this story and bringing it all to life on screen with the end result being a fast-paced character driven comedy that’s a whole lot of fun. There’s nothing offensive (well, maybe a little language) or politically correct BS here, just a cheesy good comedy that features an original concept and lots of heart. This shows you that you don’t have to have a big budget to make an entertaining movie because this quirky little movie was so much better than I thought it was going to be and plays as good as anything that comes from the big studios. This delightful indie comedy will be available on VOD, Digital HD and DVD on January 9th and is worth checking out.

Distributor: Gravitas Ventures

Run Time: 78 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated



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