Synopsis by Mark Deming
A man introduces his wife to his family at their most dysfunctional in this independent comedy drama. Theo (Jack Kerrigan) is trying to figure out what to do with himself after losing his job when he gets a call from his mother (Sandra Seacat) -- it seems his father (Mitchell Edmonds) was cleaning a gun and it accidentally discharged, and his mother would like to get the family together for a reunion while his father recuperates. Against his better judgment, Theo decides to attend, and his wife, Beth (Kim Gillingham), tags along, even though he's warned her that the get-together isn't likely to be much fun. Despite his current bout of depression, it soon becomes obvious that Theo is the best adjusted member of the family -- his sister Jennifer (Alice Ellis) has been forced to move back in with her folks, Darryl (Sasha Jenson) is addicted to self-help and positive thinking texts, his mother covers her anxieties with an aggressively cheerful facade, and his father is a quietly desperate man with nowhere to go and nowhere to turn. A Little Crazy was screened at the 2004 Method Fest.
depression, family, reunion