The upcoming TV Movie Call Me Crazy – A Five Film premieres Saturday, April 20 (8:00pm ET/PT) on Lifetime and stars Jennifer Hudson, Melissa Leo, Octavia Spencer, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vassilieva & Brittany Snow.
Call Me Crazy – A Five Film Synopsis: Through the five shorts named after each title character — Lucy, Eddie, Allison, Grace and Maggie – powerful relationships built on hope and triumph raise a new understanding of what happens when a loved one struggles with mental illness. Call Me Crazy stars Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winners Jennifer Hudson, Melissa Leo and Octavia Spencer, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vassilieva, Brittany Snow, Ernie Hudson, Jason Ritter, three-time Emmy Award®-winner Jean Smart, Lea Thompson, Oscar®-nominee Melanie Griffith and Chelsea Handler. Laura Dern, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bonnie Hunt, Ashley Judd and Sharon Maguire direct the anthology.
Written by Deirdre O’Connor and directed by Howard, Lucy follows the film’s title character, a law student who finds herself amidst the horror of schizophrenia, landing her in an institution where, through the support of a new friend, meds and her psychotherapist, she begins her path to not only healing, but a promising future. Lucy also features Clint Howard.
Grace, directed by Maguire and written by Howard J. Morris, explores bipolar disorder through the experience of a teenage daughter whose mother grapples with the condition. Also starring in Grace are Melissa Farman and Aimee Teegarden.
Allison weaves together comedy and family drama in a story about healing when its eldest daughter “Lucy” returns home from inpatient treatment and spoils her sister “Allison’s” unveiling of her new boyfriend to their parents. Allison, also featuring Ken Baumann, was written by Jan Oxenberg and is directed by Dern.
Eddie, directed by Hunt and written by Stephan Godchaux, delves into the world of depression as seen through the eyes of a comedian’s wife as she grapples with understanding how her husband Eddie, whom is so loved, can be so withdrawn and overcome with sadness. The short also stars Handler and features appearances by Dave Foley, Jay Chandrasekhar, James Avery and Ross Mathews.
In Maggie, penned by Erin Cressida Wilson and directed by Judd, a female veteran returns home from war to her son and father, only to have her life shattered by the onset of posttraumatic stress disorder, through which her lawyer, “Lucy,” helps her. Griffith also stars in Maggie.