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Crazy/Beautiful (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 29 June 2001 (USA)
At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from an affluent neighborhood.

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Herman Osorio ...
Luis
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Eddie
Tommy De La Cruz ...
Victor
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Hector
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Mrs. Nunez
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Coach Bauer
Ana Argueta ...
Rosa
Neil Looy ...
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Marion Moseley ...
Mike Jones ...
Dr. Linehan
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Storyline

When fate brings together two high school seniors from opposite sides of the tracks, it's something crazy/beautiful. Nicole (Kirsten Dunst) is the 17-year-old troubled daughter of a wealthy congressman who never met a rule she didn't break. Carlos (Jay Hernandez) is a grade A student with big dreams who endures a two-hour bus ride every morning to attend high school in an upscale L.A. neighborhood. Their innocent flirtations quickly develop into passionate love, but Nicole's self-destructive behavior threatens their relationship and puts Carlos' promising future in jeopardy. Will their intense passion keep them together despite the objections of their families or will Carlos be forced to plan his future without Nicole? Written by Gavin Nelson Magnum

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When it's real. When it's right. Don't let anything stand in your way.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving teens, drug/alcohol content, sexuality & language | See all certifications »

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29 June 2001 (USA)  »

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About 17  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,715,060, 1 July 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,929,123, 26 August 2001
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Maddy's Bronco license plate, 2GAT123, was also used in Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Traffic (2000), Pay It Forward (2000), Mulholland Dr. (2001), L.A. Story (1991), Two and a Half Men (2003), S.W.A.T. (2003), and Go (1999) See more »

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When Maddy and Nicole drive Carlos home the first time, Nicole can be see in the back seat with Carlos before she climbs back there. See more »

Quotes

Maddy: Ohmygod you are so obvious!
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Connections

References Mad Love (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Shattered
Written by Cinjun Tate (as August Cinjun Tate) and Frankie Blue
Performed by Remy Zero
Courtesy of Elektra Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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It touches the heart. It holds the interest with old material rendered fresh by the cast.

This is a defining role for Kirsten Dunst. She demonstrates the talent to carry a film, from beginning to end. She was great as Lux in the Virgin Suicides, and demonstrated a penchant for comedy in Dick. As Nicole - she dominates in a dramatic role, arcing from crazy - to 'Crazy'; from beautiful and then to 'Beautiful' with Jay Hernandez as boyfriend and catalyst. We'll be seeing a lot more of Jay in the years upcoming too. No doubt about it. And Taryn Manning (best friend, Maddy) has a lot more to share with her growing legion of fans. She's a major contributor to this film's success.

It touches the heart. It holds the interest with old material rendered fresh by a cast that jelled together. A superb romantic comedy for all ages. 7 / 10.




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