Film: Still Crazy
Still Crazy was a 1998 British comedy film written by Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement about a fictional seventies rock band 'Strange Fruit' and their attempt to reform for an anniversary gig at the festival that marked the ignominious end of their run the first time around. Featuringly a suprisingly starry cast of British actors (albeit slightly before many of them hit the international big-time) including Bill Nighy, Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Stephen Rea and Billy Connolly it has a strong fan following making it a classic Cult Film.
Still Crazy features examples of the following tropes:
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Karen for Brian.
- Arguably Clare for Luke.
- All Loveis Unrequited: Tony for Karen.
- Bash Brothers: Les and Ray. By the end of the movie, they seemingly bury the hatchet.
- Crack! Oh My Back!: Happens to the characters a couple of times.
- Dead Artists Are Better: Keith.
- Deadpan Snarker: Les and Karen.
- Also Astrid.
- Dumb and Drummer: Beano Baggett
- Fat Idiot: Beano.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Mackenzie Crook makes his debut as a drug pusher.
- Love Triangle: Tony has a thing for Karen, but she's still in love with Brian. (It's implied this is why her marriage failed.)
- Mama Bear: Karen.
- Posthmuous Character: Keith Lovell.
- Putting the Band Back Together: The film's premise.
- Ship Tease: Plenty between Luke and Clare.
- Stalker with a Crush: The woman chasing Beano for most of the film.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Luke calls out the press for their relentless hounding of the Fruits after Brian returns.
- Les, after Ray rants about how Les worshipped Keith and the only way he could ever compete was to be dead too, Les responds, "It'd be a start."
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Tony is afraid of heights.