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(Amit Gupta, UK, 2016, 90mins) Set against the hubbub of London, Amit Gupta’s One Crazy Thing is a charming romantic comedy and a beautifully-crafted cautionary tale about the fickleness of fame, the healing powers of love, and the importance of forgiving oneself.
Former television star Jay is haunted by the sex tape that destroyed his life and turned his ex-girlfriend into an A-list Hollywood celebrity. Jay now cowers in obscurity as the manager of his family’s tandoori restaurant. His acting career is nonexistent, his family is irredeemably disgraced, and he constantly fears being recognized by any of the millions of viewers of his very public mistake. When Jay falls for the exciting and artistic Hannah, an American musician studying in London, he realizes he must confront the errors of his past, rather than hiding from his future.
Gupta’s keen and witty script produces a film that echoes the best of Woody Allen –especially in the main character played by Ray Panthaki, who was named one of BAFTA’s Breakthrough Brits in 2014.