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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

Drew Barrymore and Matthew Lillard were in Scream together the following year. See more »

Quotes

Matt: You think I'm crazy?
Casey: You're asking me?
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Referenced in Crazy/Beautiful (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Shakin' Shakin' Shakes
Written by Cesar Rosas and T Bone Burnett
Performed by Los Lobos
Courtesy of Slash Records/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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30 June 2003 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

It seems like the title of this movie was chosen at the last minute by the guy in the business suit. "So it's about a coupla teenagers, let's say they're 'in love', and one of them has mental problems, let's call her crazy..." The film itself though, I think, resists cliches, especially the fact that the four letter word (love) was avoided, which has a tendency to suck dry any useful plot content that might be found in a movie, opting for some different ways of illustrating their relationship. The two main characters are well portrayed, and believable. I think Barrymore and O'Donnell hold together something that may not have great elements like soundtrack, plot originality etc, because despite the fact that Drew's eyebrows really annoyed me, they both did a good job.


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