Crazy About Her does enough to instill the romance while also progressing a rather bizarre plot of a man doing what it takes to find the woman he loves.
This review of the Netflix Spanish film Crazy About Her contains no spoilers. The romance was released on the streaming service on February 26, 2021.
Well, Netflix is big on bringing out the romantic films at the moment — rolling out Geez and Ann and Crazy About Her in the space of 24 hours. I’m starting to think the Head of Programming is a hopeless romantic. Crazy About Her has an energetic start, presenting two promiscuous adults making the most of a night after bumping into each other at the bar — a wedding party and ruining the honeymoon suite follows. There’s acceptance on both sides that this will be the “best night”, but they will forget about each other in the morning.
But the Netflix film turns from a one-night stand to an infatuated man placing himself into a psychiatric home to find the woman he believes he loves. Adri is consumed by Carla, the woman who enticed him in the bar, and it turns into a rather ludicrous story where he learns Carla is a resident/patient in this home. The rest of the story shows Adri having to adjust to a whole new way of life, and it becomes a heartwarming tale of togetherness in a mental facility. This definitely feels original in the romance/comedy genre, and it’s rather welcome.
Many cues are thrown into the film to make the audience aware of mental health — how the word “crazy” should not be thrown around so loosely. There’s always a strong theme of understanding bipolar disorder and what it means to be in a relationship with someone who suffers from it. While it’s light on this plot point, Crazy About Her does its earnest best to send out important messages to the audience about the human mind.
Of course, there’s an element of suspending your disbelief in this tale for love, but the lead characters manage to splurge enough chemistry to keep the viewer’s imagination engaged. While the narrative strays along with the themes you’d expect in a psychiatric home, the writing is compelling enough where you are rooting for both characters to reach a loving understanding.
Netflix’s Crazy About Her does enough to instill the romance while also progressing a rather bizarre plot of a man doing what it takes to find the woman he loves.