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Mad Love (1995)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 26 May 1995 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Antonia Bird

Writer:

Paula Milne
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

A Wild And Sexy Adventure!

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor Louco See more »

Filming Locations:

Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$15,453,274
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

TJ Lowther had been in a road movie before this - A Perfect World (1993). See more »

Quotes

Matt: You pulled the alarm?
Casey: Yeah.
Matt: What are you nuts?
Casey: Yeah.
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Slowly, Slowly
Written by Linda Hopper and Ruthie Morris
Performed by Magnapop
Courtesy of Priority Records
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Not BAD, but...
28 December 1998 | by Jodie-4See all my reviews

This wasn't necessarily a bad movie, but it wasn't that good either. It desperately tried to cash in on the teen audience, with a "hip" cast and soundtrack, but as a teenager I couldn't really relate. Chris O'Donnell's performance was pretty bland, but Drew spiced it up a bit. It started to get better towards the end when we finally got to see the extent of Drew's depression, but the first 3/4 of the movie was such a paint by numbers approach to a romance that I'm not sure that it was worth the wait. Leaves little to criticize, but even less to praise.


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