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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 ...
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

Leonardo DiCaprio turned down the role of Matt Leland. See more »

Quotes

Matt: We're hundreds of miles away from home, what are we supposed to do?
Casey: Tap our heels three times?
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Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.3 (1996) See more »

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Ah Fuggi Il Traditor
from Don Giovanni
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conducted by Libor Pesek (as Libor Resek)
With the Prazsky Komorní Orchestr (as Prague Chamber Orchestra)
Courtesy of Sonoton/Associated Production Music
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My favorite bad movie
31 March 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Mad Love" isn't one of the all time great films, however it is my favorite bad movie. I think that Drew Barrymore is charming and this movie allows her to be a little crazy and very beautiful. Chris O'Donnell is definately eye candy in this little gem. The filmmakers tried to use colour and imagery in an artistic manner. Watch the blue and whites of the film, and check out the symbolic use of butterflies. Although the usage isn't necessarily intellectual, there is a valient stab at being artistic. I think that another interesting aspect of this film is in comparing it to "Scent of a Woman". I feel that these two films are essentially the same, with the notable exception of Al Pacino vs. Drew Barrymore. Really though, "Scent of A Woman" has Chris as a good boy who goes on the lam with Al. Al does all sorts of crazy things, such as driving despite being blind, and eventually holds a gun to Chris. In "Mad Love", Chris is a good boy who goes on the lam with Drew. Drew does all sorts of crazy things, such as covering Chris' eyes while he is driving, and eventually holds a gun to Chris. Coincidence??


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