Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée


Keywords: sexual orientation, coming out

For: adults and teens

Trigger warnings: nudity, explicit sexuality, verbal abuse, psychological abuse, physical abuse, homophobia, injection, drug use


A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father’s conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs.



This movie is excellent but it is heavy. It features colourful characters, it is very close to families’ realities in Quebec. The context of the story puts forward many difficulties lived by Zac while he learns to accept his sexual orientation. Even though the story happens in the 60s, the process of self-acceptance is still valid today in Quebec. Through Zac’s story, C.R.A.Z.Y. also puts forward a family’s history which many will recognize as their own. Strong emotions, family dinners, parties and fights, all out of love!