When it comes to the films filled with nostalgia and music, we often look through the catalog composed by Cameron Crowe, epically classic combos like Harold & Maude and The Graduate, or maybe some seventies party fare with Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused. But one name that rarely makes the list, but should, is Jean-Marc Vallée and his 2005 film C.R.A.Z.Y.
Named after Patsy Cline's classic song, and the initials of five sons growing up during the sixties and seventies, C.R.A.Z.Y. follows a young man named Zac, born on Christmas and set to live a rather unique life. His mother is convinced that he's like Jesus and that his touch can heal, his father wants him to become a man's man that makes him proud, and Zac just wants to be happy. In youth, that means things like pushing a baby carriage, and in adolescence, it means being able to express both his love of music and his sexuality -- without disappointing the parents he loves.