Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) finds a little bit of happiness

Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) is Paolo Virzì’s 2017 Italian comedy-drama starring Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Micaela Ramazzotti as two half women who make themselves whole by taking a road trip out of the psychiatric hospital into a truly crazy world.

Villa Biondi is a psychiatric facility in Tuscany. Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a former aristocrat who is a compulsive, but convincing liar. When Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) shows up the two women pair up.

Just hearing the two of them talk is funny. It’s a wonderful Italian cantaleta (a woman’s complaining voice, or little song). It’s lovely to hear it when you are not the intended target.

Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) in NYC

The film opens at IFC Center in Greenwich Village and Lincoln Plaza Cinema in the Upper West Side, Friday, May 5, 2017

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