Crazy Love ***
Directed by Dan Klores and Fisher Stevens
Rated PG-13 for language including sexual references, and mature thematic elements.
"Crazy Love" may not be a perfect documentary, but its worth seeing to see a story that is, for lack of a better phrase, stranger than any type of fiction story. When you hear the story of Burt and Linda Pugach, and the insane love triangle that they were involved in, you will certainly want to see the full thing pan out. Without revealing much about it, Burt was a millionaire that was smitten with Linda and refused to let anybody else have her. And when he hired a group of thugs to scare her into his arms, it resulted in her blindness. After getting arrested, Burt continued to harass Linda for years-sending her letters in the mail, etc. And then when he was released he popped the question yet again, and to every one's surprise she said yes. And they have been married for almost thirty years.
There is much more to it, but that'll ruin many of the surprises that go into their fractured relationship. And it's such a fascinating story to see unfold, and is finally a documentary that does not deal with a political or environmental issue. This is like watching a fictional story being laid out, because sometimes it is hard to believe that things like this actually happen. And if their marriage is just built on Linda trying to get revenge on Burt for everything he put her through, or if deep down she actually does love him, who knows. . . but it makes for a great story.