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Mad Love (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 May 1995 (USA)
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The wild and sexy story of two passionate young people who take to the road for the incredible adventure of their lives.

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Antonia Bird

Writer:

Paula Milne
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris O'Donnell ... Matt Leland
Drew Barrymore ... Casey Roberts
Matthew Lillard ... Eric
Richard Chaim Richard Chaim ... Duncan
Robert Nadir Robert Nadir ... Coach
Joan Allen ... Margaret Roberts
Jude Ciccolella ... Richard Roberts
Amy Sakasitz ... Joanna Leland
T.J. Lowther ... Adam Leland
Kevin Dunn ... Clifford Leland
Elaine Miles ... Housekeeper
Sharon Collar Sharon Collar ... Librarian
Selene H. Vigil Selene H. Vigil ... Singer
Valerie M. Agnew Valerie M. Agnew ... Drummer
Roisin Dunne 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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Two young hearts. One wild ride. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Trivia

Chris O'Donnell and Drew Barrymore were also in Batman Forever the same year. See more »

Quotes

Casey: Matt, I have a question for you.
Matt: Uh huh.
Casey: If you were able to know when you were going to die, would you want to know?
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Connections

Referenced in Crazy/Beautiful (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

As Long As You Hold Me
Written by Billy Bragg
Performed by Kirsty MacColl
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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lesser 90s teen melodrama
4 February 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Matt Leland (Chris O'Donnell) has talkative best friend Eric (Matthew Lillard). Matt is taken with new girl Casey Roberts (Drew Barrymore). They begin a wild relationship. She gets suspended and her parents put her away. He helps her escape the psych ward and they go on a road trip. However, her manic depressive state gets more volatile and beyond his ability to help.

I never bought Chris O'Donnell as a romantic lead. He's too white bread and doesn't have the passion. This is love at first sight and who can blame him. Drew can do that to many men but I don't see them as Romeo and Juliet. Drew is convincing with mental illness but it is a little overwrought. I'm not really that invested in this relationship. This is a lesser 90s teen melodrama.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,820,171, 29 May 1995

Gross USA:

$15,453,274

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,453,274
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Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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