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Crazy/Beautiful (2001)

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

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When fate steps in and brings together two high school seniors from opposite sides of the track, it's something crazy/beautiful in this sexy, fun and energetic story of first love. 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. neighbourhood. Their innocent flirtations quickly develop into passionate love, but Nicole's self-destructive behaviour 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? Surprises lie at every turn in this wildly seductive and critically acclaimed drama. Written by Gavin Nelson

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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

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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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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£137,017 (UK) (21 September 2001)

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£137,017 (UK) (21 September 2001)
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Crazy/Beautiful was originally inspired by a book of Lauren Greenfeld photos called 'Fast Forward'. See more »

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The position of Nicole's arms when the police car leaves the house changes. See more »

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Nicole: There are millions of people in this world, but in the end it all comes down to one. I still panic sometimes, forget to breathe, but I know that there's something beautiful in my imperfections; the beauty that he held up for me to see. The strength that I will never be able to say.
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To Be Free
Written by Emiliana Torrini and Francis White
Performed by Emiliana Torrini
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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Nicely made romantic teen movie.
17 November 2005 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a great executed romantic teen movie. Even though nothing in the story of course happens as a real surprise, the movie still knows how to create a believable and touching story about love with more than enough original touches in it.

The main reason why the movie works so well is thanks to the two main actors of the movie; Kirsten Dunst and Jay Hernandez. Both are great in their roles and their love story in the movie is believable and realistic. Their cultural difference are nicely shown in the movie but their social class difference is perhaps a bit underdeveloped and underused. They could had done some nice things with this story element, so it's a bit of a missed opportunity for the movie.

The story is nicely told and the stereotypical elements of a romantic teen movie are as much as possible avoided. It succeeds most of the time in this and because of that the movie is better than the average romantic teen comedy.

It's a perfectly watchable movie mainly targeted towards teens, however also different age groups should be able to appreciate this movie and its love story. A recommendable movie but by no means a must see of course.

7/10

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