People Say I'm Crazy (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

People Say I'm Crazy (2003)



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Welcome to my mind. My name is John Cadigan, and I'm an artist with schizophrenia. People say I'm Crazy in my documentary about the world inside my head. It's a chaotic world filled with paranoia, creativity, fear and desire. A world in which I'm struggling every day, trying to know what is real and what is not. Ten years ago, after my first psychotic break in college, I started filming myself because I wanted the world to know what it's like to live with labels such as "psychotic," "schizophrenic" and "severely disabled." I filmed everything-from being catatonic to when I had ECT (electro-convulsive therapy). Finally a new generation of medications came on the market, and they actually began to work. My life became bearable, sometimes even enjoyable. I started to create again-drawing, carving and making woodcuts. If my family and doctor hadn't given me such intense support, I'd probably be dead by now. -- (C) Palo Alto Pictures


Critic Reviews for People Say I'm Crazy

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

An eye-opener in a medical-history sense.

January 14, 2005 | Rating: 3/5
Orlando Sentinel
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His is a valiant story, though it doesn't quite work as a nearly 90-minute documentary -- the Cadigans simply don't have enough material.

October 21, 2004 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
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A bracing antidote to the usual Beautiful Mind-style Hollywoodization of mental illness.

August 7, 2004
New York Magazine/Vulture
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A fascinating and moving personal documentary.

May 27, 2004 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
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It's raw stuff.

April 30, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4
New York Post
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An extremely affecting look at mental illness from the point of view of the afflicted.

April 29, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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