LIFETIME ORIGINAL MOVIE: CALL ME CRAZY

Tune in tonight for the world premiere of the Lifetime Original Movie “Call Me Crazy: a Five Film.”

Reuniting Executive Producers Jennifer Aniston, Marta Kaufman, Paula Wagner and Kristen Hahn who delivered 2011′s award-winning Lifetime event FIVE, Call Me Crazy is a touching look at mental illness told through five separate stories.

Photo credit: Michael Desmond

The powerful film features celebrity helmers such as Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd and Bonnie Hunt directing an all-star cast including Academy Award winners Jennifer Hudson and Octavia Spencer, Brittany Snow, Jean Smart, Melanie Griffith and more:

Grace explores bi-polar disorders as seen through the eyes of a daughter (Sarah Highland, Modern Family) whose mother (Melissa Leo, The Fighter) has the disease, which brings humanity and understanding to this difficult condition.  Directed by Laura Dern.

Lucy is the story of a college student (Brittany Snow, Pitch Perfect) who strikes up a relationship with a fellow patient Bruce (Jason Ritter, Parenthood) after being admitted to a mental hospital for schizophrenia.  With the help of this new friend and her psychotherapist (Octavia Spencer), she begins her path to not only healing, but a promising future.

Maggie (Jennifer Hudson) is about a woman who returns home from the military  to her son and father (Ernie Hudson) only to realize she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.  The lawyer who helps her through this terrible trauma is “Lucy.”  Directed by Ashley Judd.

Eddie (Mitch Rouse, The Secret Life of An American Teenager) delves into the world of depression as seen through the eyes of a stand up comic’s wife (Lea Thompson, Back To The Future) as she tries to navigate the disease’s treacherous waters in an attempt to save her husband. Directed by Bonnie Hunt.

Allison weaves together comedy and family dynamics in a story about the healing of a family when their eldest daughter, “Lucy” returns home from a psychiatric hospital.  Stars Jean Smart, Brittany Snow, and directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones Diary)

“Join the Conversation” on Facebook and let us know what you think abou the film. Then stay connected with Wiles throughout the month of May as we’ll continue to raise awareness about mental illness all month long!

Photos courtesy of Lifetime

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