Call Me Crazy: A Five Film

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Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
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Created byMarta Kauffman
Written by
Directed by
ComposerAlex Wurman
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
ProducerJeff Freilich
  • Gale Tattersall
  • Andre Lascaris
  • Dermott Downs
  • Karl Walter Lindenlaub
  • Monty DeGraff
  • Don Brochu
  • Tessa Davis
  • Byron Smith
Running time88 minutes
Production companies
Original networkLifetime
Original releaseApril 20, 2013 (2013-04-20)
Preceded byFive
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Call Me Crazy: A Five Film is a 2013 American drama anthology television film which premiered on Lifetime on April 20, 2013. It is a sequel to the 2011 film Five.


An anthology of five short films exploring the impact and stigma of mental illness. Three of the five stories are connected.

Segment Lucy[edit]

Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard and written by Deirdre O'Connor.

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 also a promising future.


Segment Grace[edit]

Directed by Laura Dern and written by Jan Oxenberg.

Grace explores bipolar disorder through the experience of a teenage daughter whose mother grapples with the condition.


Segment Allison[edit]

Directed by Sharon Maguire and written by Howard J. Morris.

Allison weaves together comedy and family drama in a story about healing when an eldest daughter Lucy, the subject of the first segment, returns home from inpatient treatment and spoils her sister Allison's unveiling of her new boyfriend to their parents.


Segment Eddie[edit]

Directed by Bonnie Hunt and written by Stephen Godchaux.

Eddie 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the eyes of a comedian's wife as she grapples with understanding how her husband Eddie, who is so loved, can be so withdrawn and overcome with sadness.


Segment Maggie[edit]

Directed by Ashley Judd and written by Erin Cressida Wilson.

Maggie, 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 and her memories of being sexually assaulted.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Outcome
2013 Health Awards [1] Primetime Drama – Major Storyline Won
2014 Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actor: Television Movie/Cable Ernie Hudson Nominated
Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress: Television Movie/Cable Octavia Spencer Won
Satellite Awards Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Melissa Leo Nominated
Gracie Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Drama Won
Prism Awards TV Movie or Miniseries Won
Best Ensemble Cast Won


  1. ^ Norman Lear Center (16 September 2013). ""Call Me Crazy," "Grey's Anatomy," "Mary and Martha" and "Bill Maher" Among Winners for 2013 Sentinel for Health Awards". Retrieved 30 August 2020 – via Cision PR Newswire.

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