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"Everyone wanted him. No one could control him."
  • R
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 6.4  (826)

Crazy is a 2008 independent drama film directed by Rick Bieber, starring Waylon Payne, Ali Larter, and Lane Garrison. The film is based on the life of legendary guitarist Hank Garland, played by Payne. The story follows Hank as a child prodigy musician, constantly pushed by his father, Maynard (Scott Michael Campbell), to be the next big thing in music. Hank quickly gains a reputation as one of the best guitarists in the industry, working with some of the biggest names in country and rock music, such as Patsy Cline (played by Larter) and Elvis Presley.

However, Hank's success in the music industry comes at a steep price. He begins to struggle with addiction to pain medication, which leads to a car accident that leaves him permanently disabled. Hank must learn how to accept his new limitations, and his love for music is put to the ultimate test.

The film's cinematography captures the essence of the era perfectly, with beautiful shots of the Nashville skyline, and poignant close-ups on the characters' faces. The music itself is fantastic and will be appreciated by fans of country and rock-and-roll. Hank's solos are particularly impressive, and his love for music is evident in every note he plays.

The film's cast delivers consistently strong performances. Waylon Payne is particularly impressive as Hank, bringing depth and nuance to the character. He conveys Hank's emotional turmoil with ease, and his love for music is infectious. Ali Larter is also excellent as Patsy Cline, displaying a vulnerability and warmth that makes her character easy to empathize with. Lane Garrison also delivers a solid performance as Hank's close friend and fellow musician, Billy.

The film's pacing is slow at times, but this is understandable given the subject matter. The audience is given time to connect with the characters, and the film's emotional impact is all the stronger for it. Jake Helgren's script is well-written, with sharp dialogue and well-drawn characters. There are some genuinely touching and heartbreaking moments that will stay with the audience long after the film has ended.

One of the themes explored in the film is the cost of fame and success. The film shows how the music industry can be brutal, with little regard for the well-being of the artists it employs. This is particularly evident in the scenes where Hank is pressured to take more pain medication by his manager, Tree (John Fleck), despite the obvious damage it is doing to his health.

Overall, Crazy is a touching and authentic portrayal of the life of Hank Garland. It is a film that will appeal to music lovers and those interested in the history of rock and country music. The film's excellent casting, music, and writing make it an enjoyable and poignant film.

Crazy is a 2007 music movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

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    6.4  (826)