Crazy Love (3 stars)

This article is from 2007

Crazy Love

(Dan Klores, US, 2006) 92min

Burt Pugach was working in the movie business when he spotted Linda Rise sitting on a park bench and decided he had to have her. Little did she know that he had a wife and disabled child already. From this moment on their story proves the adage that truth is stranger than fiction.

If, in the words of the Buzzcocks, you’ve ‘Ever Fallen in Love (You Shouldn’t’ve Fallen in Love With)’ this documentary will have a familiar ring to it. What is intriguing about Dan Klores’ film is that he has found two extraordinary subjects for such an everyday theme. The problem with the film is that Klores tells this tale in the most straightforward manner possible. It’s like an old-fashioned TV documentary with talking heads interrupted by photographs. However not even Klores’ direction could ruin what is an extraordinary tale of passion. Interesting, despite the execution. (Kaleem Aftab)

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Crazy Love

  • 3 stars
  • 2006
  • US
  • 1h 32min
  • E
  • Directed by: Dan Klores

When Linda Riss tried to leave Burt Pugach, he blinded her. He spent 16 years in jail, after which she married him, remaining with him even after he had been arrested for attacking another woman. The Pugaches explain what makes their relationship work. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007'.