Middle Age Crazy features Bruce Dern as a successful Texas contractor who, after turning 40, suddenly becomes uncomfortable with the burden of responsibility placed on his shoulders. Everyone relies on him he has to take care of his mother following his father's death; his son wants to drop out of college; and his wife (Ann Margret) wears him out with her voracious sexual appetite and her need for his advice on all matters.
Dern flips out. He buys a $40,000 Porshe, steps into jeans and cowboy boots, and heads of to Dallas where he is remodeling a box at the Texas stadium. There he goes gaga over a Dallas Cowgirl (Deborah Wakeham) and begins the destruction of his marriage. Ann Margret turns elsewhere for sexual satisfaction.
Middle Age Crazy is good until about two-thirds of the way through. Screenplay writer Carl Kleinschmitt catches all the signs of mid-life crisis and Dern makes them credible. But the film's finale ties everything together too neatly just like a predictable TV situation comedy.v