June 20th, 2012, by Rob

Crazy Eyes

Crazy Eyes Plot Summary

One of those glamorous L.A. people with too much money and too much time on his hands, Zach (Lukas Haas) looks like he’s living the Hollywood dream. There’s a steady stream of beautiful women coming in and out of his posh home in the hills, and every night he makes his way through the hottest nightspots for a party that never ends.

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A divorcée with a five-year-old son, Zach has become a master at seducing women without ever getting too close. But all that’s about to change – he’s met a girl he calls “Crazy Eyes” (Madeline Zima, “Californication”), and she’s not like anyone he’s ever met before. Flirty but withholding, intelligent but damaged, she’s the one woman Zach can’t have, so naturally he wants her above all others.

While Zach’s hard-partying lifestyle – aided and abetted by his bartender pal Dan (Jake Busey) – threatens to go off the rails, family concerns begin to play a major role in Zach’s life. While his ex-wife becomes more financially demanding, Zach grows closer to their son (Blake Garrett Rosenthal), finding stability and maturity in his role as a father that’s absent from the rest of his life.

And as Zach begins to embrace fatherhood, his own father (Ray Wise) becomes seriously ill – which in turn leads to Zach’s mother (Valerie Mahaffey) having a mental breakdown. Will the quest for love and the responsibilities of family life help this poor little rich boy become a man?


Crazy Eyes Cast

Actor Role
Lukas Haas Zach
Madeline Zima Rebecca
Jake Busey Dan Drake
Tania Raymonde Autumn
Ray Wise Father
Ned Bellamy Bob
Valerie Mahaffey Mo
Elena Levon Beautiful Brunette
Cali-ente Latisha’s Dog

Crazy Eyes Critical Reception

From Geoff Henao of Flixist:
“ The problem with Crazy Eyes is that it’s just too real. Because of this, it’s a bit uncomfortable to watch. The best way to describe it is that there isn’t any “movie magic” to save it; that is to say, there aren’t any normal movie thematics or elements that would influence the plot to heighten the protagonist’s likability… The end result is just messy and bad. Much like a long day of drinking, Crazy Eyes results in a horrible hangover you regret ever putting yourself through.

Crazy Eyes Production Details

Directed by Adam Sherman
Produced by Hagai Shaham
Written by Adam Sherman
Dave Reeves
Rachel Hardisty
Starring Lukas Haas[1]
Madeline Zima
Jake Busey
Music by Bobby Johnston
Cinematography Sharone Meir
Editing by Sam Bauer
Release date(s) 11 March 2012 (SXSW)
6 July 2012 (Los Angeles)
Running time 98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $10 million



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