Film / Still Crazy

Still Crazy is 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. Featuring a surprisingly 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, though she eventually admits she left him because she couldn't stand to watch him destroy himself anymore.
    • Her daughter Clare is the same way towards Luke.
  • Bash Brothers: Les and Ray. By the end of the movie, they seemingly bury the hatchet.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: The band argue, play crap venues and go through a lot, but eventually, they patch things up and seem to make a resurgence.
  • 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.)
  • Only Sane Man: Compared to Les, Ray and Beano, Tony seems by far the most reasonable member on the group, aside from his hopeless crush on Karen.
  • 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. When he tries to recruit Les, he has to be carried down from the roof.