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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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Duncan
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 ...
Guitar
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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

TJ Lowther had been in a road movie before this - A Perfect World (1993). See more »

Quotes

Casey: I don't want to be sick anymore, okay?
Matt: You don't have to.
Casey: I don't want to live like this!
Matt: You don't have to!
Casey: They'll lock me up.
Matt: No... no, I'm not gonna let 'em... alright? But you can't do this yourself. Neither can I... I tried, okay? I can't do it.
Casey: Well then go... if it's too much for you to handle.
Matt: I can handle it, alright? I mean I'm here, aren't I? I'm here right now! I'm not leaving!
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References The Love Bug (1968) See more »

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Ultra Anxiety (Teenage Style)
Written by Billy Cote, Mary Lorson, Matt Verta-Ray (as Matt Verta-Rey) and Johnny Kick
Performed by Madder Rose
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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The Girl from Chicago
10 May 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The high-school student Matt Leland (Chris O'Donnell) lives with his twin brother and sister and his father in a house by the lake. When the teenager Casey Roberts (Drew Barrymore) 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.

"Mad Love" is a road movie with a tale of madness and sort of teen version of "The Girl from Trieste". Matt Leland is a good student and son that changes his behavior when he falls in love with the maniac depressive Casey that has arrived from Chicago. When she is interned in an institution, he believes that her family is unfair with the girl. But when he realizes that her mental illness is serious and dangerous, he contacts her family and they find the solution for her treatment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Amor Louco" ("Mad Love")


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