Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Dudley Moore, Daryl Hannah, Paul Reiser, J.T. Walsh, Bill Smitrovich
Directors: Barry L. Young, Tony Bill
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LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY!
frisky2000 | smallville | 01/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is classic comedy. Dudley Moore plays Emery, a goofy little ad ex who is fed up with the lies consumers are fed every day. His TRUTH IN ADVERTISING idea wins him a one way ticket to the loony bin where he meets sweet and naive Cathy (Daryl Hannah) Together the staff and other clients at the mental hospital are determined to make something of themselves. They are energized and inspired by Emery, who unwittingly wins back his former company's interest after an accidental truthful ad campaign makes headlines! This movie is full of fun, and will have you remembering a few clever lines. Wouldn't you just LOVE to tell someone off who is driving while talking on a cellular phone like Emery did ! It will also make you think twice about the advertising jibberish you see around you every day, since virtually NOBODY tells the truth in advertising."
You'll never forget it
pattiyork1 | Karup, Denmark | 03/28/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I decided to write a review because time and time again there are things that I come across in life that harken back to this movie. It's been nearly 15 years since the movie was released and yet I still remember many of the jokes from this film and many of the characters. I always recommend that people go get this movie. It's good for laughs and while it's no Oscar contender, you'll never forget it!"
A one-joke movie - but it's not a bad joke
Trevor Willsmer | London, England | 02/09/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Crazy People is a one joke movie, but the joke is given enough amusing variations as a very unwell looking adman Dudley Moore (in a part he took over when mystifying original choice John Malkovich walked out) starts designing honest ad campaigns and finds himself committed to a mental hospital alongside several benignly stereotyped cuckoos (this is NOT an attempt at an accurate portrayal of mental health) only to draw them into his brutal-truth-in-advertising campaign when the concept catches on. Some of the mock ads are great ("Don't go to France. The French are annoying. Come to Greece instead - we're nicer."), although there is one that falls horribly flat for modern audiences due to events long after its production - in this case a campaign for United Airlines stressing the dangers of flying but adding "Most of our passengers get there alive."
As usual per Paramount's back-catalogue releases, no extras, just a decent widescreen transfer."
Kincaid Kjeedo | 06/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"saw this movie so very many years ago and was thrilled to have been able to purchase it after so many years...loved seeing it again"