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Mad Love (1995)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 26 May 1995 (USA)
The high-school student Matt Leland lives with his twin brother and sister and his father in a house by the lake. When the teenager Casey Roberts moves to the house on the other side of the... See full summary »

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Robert Nadir ...
Coach
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Margaret Roberts
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Richard Roberts
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Joanna Leland
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Adam Leland
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Clifford Leland
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Housekeeper
Sharon Collar ...
Librarian
Selene H. Vigil ...
Singer
Valerie M. Agnew ...
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Roisin Dunne ...
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The high-school student Matt Leland lives with his twin brother and sister and his father in a house by the lake. When the teenager Casey Roberts moves to the house on the other side of the lake, Matt snoops into her room with his telescope. They meet each other and soon they fall in love with each other. One day, Matt is taking a test at school and Casey activates the fire alarm to stop the test. She is suspended and her father decides to check her into a psychiatric institution. However Matt breaks her out of the hospital. They travel in Matt's car and have lots of fun until the day Matt discovers that Casey has bipolar disorder with periods of depression and periods of elevated mood. When she tries to commit suicide, Matt realizes that she needs specialized help. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A Wild And Sexy Adventure!

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and issues of an emotionally disturbed teen,including risk-taking situations and sexuality | See all certifications »
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26 May 1995 (USA)  »

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Amor Louco  »

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$15,453,274 (USA)
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Trivia

Drew Barrymore's character's name is Casey, which is also the same name as her character in Scream which was released a year later. See more »

Quotes

Matt: You pulled the alarm?
Casey: Yeah.
Matt: What are you nuts?
Casey: Yeah.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Slowly, Slowly
Written by Linda Hopper and Ruthie Morris
Performed by Magnapop
Courtesy of Priority Records
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lesser 90s teen melodrama
4 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Matt Leland (Chris O'Donnell) has talkative best friend Eric (Matthew Lillard). Matt is taken with new girl Casey Roberts (Drew Barrymore). They begin a wild relationship. She gets suspended and her parents put her away. He helps her escape the psych ward and they go on a road trip. However, her manic depressive state gets more volatile and beyond his ability to help.

I never bought Chris O'Donnell as a romantic lead. He's too white bread and doesn't have the passion. This is love at first sight and who can blame him. Drew can do that to many men but I don't see them as Romeo and Juliet. Drew is convincing with mental illness but it is a little overwrought. I'm not really that invested in this relationship. This is a lesser 90s teen melodrama.


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