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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.

Director:

John Stockwell
5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Dunst ... Nicole Oakley
Jay Hernandez ... Carlos Nuñez
Bruce Davison ... Tom Oakley
Herman Osorio Herman Osorio ... Luis
Miguel Castro ... Eddie
Tommy De La Cruz Tommy De La Cruz ... Victor
Rolando Molina ... Hector
Soledad St. Hilaire ... Mrs. Nunez
Lucinda Jenney ... Courtney Oakley
Taryn Manning ... Maddy
Richard Steinmetz ... Coach Bauer
Ana Argueta Ana Argueta ... Rosa
Neil Looy Neil Looy ... Jimmy - The Pilot
Marion Moseley ... Morgan Oakley
Mike Jones Mike Jones ... Dr. Linehan
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Storyline

Jay Hernandez stars as Carlos Nunez, a poor but athletically gifted Latino teenager who endures a two-hour bus ride every day from East L.A. to attend the posh, wealthy Pacific Palisades High School in Los Angeles on a football scholarship. A straight-A student, Carlos is focused and driven, but his future is cast in doubt when he becomes the flirtation target of spoiled, self-destructive bad girl Nicole Oakley (Kirsten Dunst), who's the daughter of a prominent congressman (Bruce Davison). When his friends, family, and even Nicole's own father oppose the romance for Carlos' sake, he chooses to ignore their advice and stubbornly pursues his relationship with Nicole, whose feelings grow from simple physical attraction to something much deeper.

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jay Hernandez had to learn many of his Spanish lines phonetically because he does not speak fluent Spanish. See more »

Goofs

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

Courtney Oakley: What kind of daughter are you?
Nicole: Not yours.
Courtney Oakley: Thank god for that.
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Alternate Versions

The film was submitted five times to the MPAA to achieve a PG-13 instead of a R rating. See more »

Connections

Features Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Boulevard Star
Written by Ives Martinez, Alejandro Martinez and Keimonti Thomas
Performed by Delinquent Habits (featuring Michelle)
Courtesy of Station 13 Records/ARK 21 Records
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Fairly good teen drama.
29 June 2003 | by BlueghostSee all my reviews

I saw one promo for this film some time after I saw "Bring it On," and thought it was another Kirsten Dunst comedy.

I was wrong, but pleasantly dissapointed. The thing about teenage movies is that the really good ones don't placate exclusively to the age bracket of which the film is about. "Crazy/Beautiful" focuses on the teenagers, but shows the flavors of the leads' respective cultures, and how they are able to combine both their intellect and emotions to overcome some very superficial barriers, which create profound rifts among human society.

The overall theme vascillates by placing the ball into each of the leads court at various points in the film. This makes for some interesting interaction which, in the real world, I've personally observed. On this score the film is rather accurate.

The film gets a touch melodramatic at points, and there's no one actor to really single out as all the leads have their moment of high energy at various points in the film.

The film itself, because of the subject material, is somewhat lethargic, but does keep one's interest in its presentation.

A definate thumbs up for a night's rental.


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Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

29 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

About 17 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,715,060, 1 July 2001

Gross USA:

$16,937,988

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,937,988
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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