Sneak Peek: Lifetime Releases Extended Trailer For ‘Call Me Crazy,’ Starring Jennifer Hudson And Octavia Spencer

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April 9, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Source(s): Singersroom, Lifetime

Source(s): Singersroom, Lifetime

A couple of weeks ago we told you about a new Lifetime movie, titled Call Me Crazy: A Five Film, starring Jennifer Hudson, Octavia Spencer, Brittany Snow, Ashley Judd, Chelsea Handler, Melanie Griffith and many other notables. Executive produced by Jennifer Anniston, the film will tackle mental illness

As previously stated, Call Me Crazy will consist of five shorts that follow the lives of five different characters impacted by mental illness. Spencer will be playing a psychotherapist, while Hudson will be playing a female soldier who is struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The network released an extended trailer for the film recently, and if the movie is as good as the trailer paints it out to be, then we are in for quite a treat. It really seems like the movie will offer an informative depiction of what life is like for those struggling with mental illness, while squashing silly stigmas that many of us have unknowingly picked up over the years.

“What’s it like hearing the voices?” Jason Ritter’s character asks Brittany Snow’s character, a law student who has learned that she’s been living with Schizophrenia.

“It’s terrifying,” she responds.

In another scene Hudson sheds light on the conflict faced by those who suffer from PTSD in silence, as they attempt to protect the military’s reputation.

“PTSD is real,” one character expresses.

“And it makes the miliatary look bad,” Hudson’s character regretfully chimes in.

The trailer closes with an emotional Hudson saying, “I don’t want people looking at me like I’m crazy.”

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film premieres on Lifetime Saturday, April 20th at 8 pm.

Turn the page for a first look.

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  • Jana Judkins

    I want to buy this movie & can’t find it anywhere & can’t get it on Netflix. Can someone please let me know how to watch it again or get it one?

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  • FromUR2UB

    It does sound good! Every once in a while, Lifetime airs a good movie, between the ones where everything happens at age seventeen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Warren/100001061702228 Michael Warren

    From winning Oscars to Lifetime movies…..not a lot of roles for Black Actors eh Jennifer and Octavia!!!

    • Yvette

      There is nothing wrong with doing a lifetime movie. At least they are working with what seems to be good material and not a bunch of bafoonery.

      • http://www.facebook.com/lorraine.price.353 Qwiet Stormz

        Amen Yvette! Some of the best movies made these days are movies made for cable t.v. What’s playing on the big screen in movie theaters these days is a bunch of recycled crap. There is nothing wrong with a Lifetime movie,.. don’t count this movie out just cause it’s on Lifetime.

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  • BOOM!

    Yeah, PTSD is NO joke but the military doesn’t want it to be known then it’s hard to really find and receive proper support to deal with it. I guess we now know a big cause of homeless vets…they just can’t deal.

    • Pivyque

      The military does not have a problem with it being known. The military encourages people to come forward and seek the help they need. People don’t come forward because of their personal thoughts on how people will view them. They don’t want to be seen as being weak or crazy. You can’t force someone to get help. They have to decide for themselves.

  • Yvette

    I look forward to seeing this movie. My brother struggles with mental illness, so I hope this movie sheds some light on it in an accurate and honest way. Hopefully, folks will walk away and think twice about judging people who have this horrible disease or jokinglying calling someone “bipolar”, because believe me when I tell you it is no laughing matter.

    • http://twitter.com/MyMyDorothy mymydorothy

      I too have a brother with manic-depression/bipolar disorder, with symptoms occurring in his late 40s, and now early 50s. He’s had no noticeable depression, but has had full blown Manic episodes for the 2nd time in 5 years. He’s on a Manic episode right now, since last November. His whole personality has changed. It’s scary because he takes risks he normally wouldn’t, he lacks judgement, rationality, in his own unrealistic world with barely a care for his responsibilities in life. His behavior, personality and character is the complete opposite of the successful, intelligent, responsible guy I know.
      There’s nothing we can do to get him help. When he was in the hypomanic stage, the precursor to mania he said it brought out his genius. He can act normal sometimes until talking to him long enough to realize somethings amiss with grandiose thoughts, etc., that only a psychiatrist or those close to him would recognize as abnormal.

  • HoneyDipp

    Looks like it’ll be a good one… I’ll be tuning in!