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La pazza gioia (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 17 May 2016 (Italy)
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Two quite different women escape a mental institution to see Tuscany in a stolen car and get to know each other.

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Paolo Virzì

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Paolo Virzì (story), Paolo Virzì (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Beatrice Morandini Valdirana
Micaela Ramazzotti ... Donatella Morelli
Valentina Carnelutti ... Dottoressa Fiamma Zappa
Sergio Albelli Sergio Albelli ... Torrigiani dei Servizi Sociali
Tommaso Ragno Tommaso Ragno ... Dottor Giorgio Lorenzini
Luisanna Messeri Luisanna Messeri ... Luisanna, la caposala
Francesco Lagi Francesco Lagi ... Lo psicologo Francesco
Giada Parlanti Giada Parlanti ... Psicologa riabilitatrice
Paolo Vivaldi Paolo Vivaldi ... Infermiere Basola
Alice Terranova Alice Terranova ... Infermiera
Chiara Arrighi Chiara Arrighi ... Infermiera tirocinante
Fabrizio Brandi Fabrizio Brandi ... Giancarlo
Maria Grazia Bon Maria Grazia Bon ... Suora Pia
Mimma Pirré Mimma Pirré ... Suor Diletta (as Mimma Pirrè)
Vladimiro Cecconi Vladimiro Cecconi ... Tecnico agronomo
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Donatella and Beatrice reside in a psychiatric facility in Tuscany. They have very different life stories, but a chance to escape brings them together in an adventure that will change their lives forever and will help them realize the beauty in imperfection. Written by Dario Vaccaro

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All they wanted was a little bit of happiness.

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Italian Cuckoos Nest
17 June 2018 | by billcr12See all my reviews

One of my top ten movies of all time is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It still holds up 48 years after its' release. Crazy Life is sort of a step child of Milos Forman's masterpiece. While not as good as Jack Nicholson's best film, it is one of my favorite foreign films of the last ten years. Donatella and Beatrice are a couple of emotionally unstable women who meet at a mental hospital. They click on a shared level of being outcasts from normal society. The misfits team up for a really wild adventure. The actresses are tremendous, with a screen chemistry as good as I have ever seen. The script is both sad and funny, with a completely unpredictable story which kept me guessing from beginning to end. One slight drawback is the rapid fire dialogue here. If you do not speak Italian; and I don't, be prepared to speed read for two hours. Even with that, I highly recommend Crazy Life.


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Release Date:

17 May 2016 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Livorno, Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Budget:

EUR15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,799, 7 May 2017

Gross USA:

$107,362

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,029,150
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2.35 : 1
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