Mad to be Normal

Mad To Be Normal
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 46min
  • Directed by: Robert Mullan
  • Cast: David Tennant, Michael Gambon, Elisabeth Moss

Ronnie Laing (Tennant) is a chain-smoking, hard-drinking maverick psychiatrist presiding over an East London community treating psychosis with empathy and LSD. Mullan’s film plays too fast and loose with the details of Laing’s life, going for soap opera histrionics; Tennant’s manic energy is the only plus here.

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Mad to be Normal

26 Feb 20172 stars

GFF 2017: David Tennant brings his manic energy to an otherwise disappointing biopic of RD Laing

The life of controversial Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing is potent material for a biopic. His unconventional methods appalled authorities but inspired many individuals, while his parenting skills left much to be desired. Director Robert Mullan has…

RD Laing biopic starring David Tennant and Elisabeth Moss to close Glasgow Film Festival

5 Jan 2017

Former Doctor Who actor to attend world premiere of Mad To Be Normal

GFF Opening and Closing Gala films stay close to home with the respective announcement of the European premiere of Irish drama Handsome Devil and the world premiere of RD Laing biopic Mad To Be Normal, starring David Tennant

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