CRAZY PEOPLE (15)
D: Tony Bill
Paramount (Thomas Barad)
USA 🇺🇸 1990
W: Mitch Markowitz
DP: Victor J. Kemper
Ed: Mia Goldman
Mus: Cliff Eidelman
Dudley Moore (Emory Leeson), Daryl Hannah (Kathy Burgess), Paul Reiser (Stephen Backman), J.T. Walsh (Drucker), Mercedes Ruehl (Dr. Baylor), David Paymer (George)
An advertising executive runs a campaign where his ads tell the truth about the product and is subsequently sent to a mental institution. However, when the adverts are published in error, they receive huge popularity due to their honesty.
The first half of the movie is a brilliant satire on commercialism with some hilarious moments, but it completely loses itself in the second half, becoming a half-arsed love story and the satirical roots of the story completely fall apart.
It's a shame, because there was some genuine potential throughout the first act.