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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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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

Matthew Lilliard, Drew Barrymore and Liev Schreiber were in Scream together the following year See more »

Quotes

Matt: We're hundreds of miles away from home, what are we supposed to do?
Casey: Tap our heels three times?
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Soundtracks

Let Freedom Ring (Volumes 4, 5 and 6)
Written by Mark Germino
Performed by Mark Germino
Courtesy of Zoo Entertainment
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Bad movie, excellent acting...
15 May 2003 | by The_CoreSee all my reviews

Like many other reviewers, I feel this is a poor movie (screenplay), but Drew really captures the feeling of mental illness. I've known some people who are manic depressive (and a few schizophrenics) and I have to say that Drew must have some personal knowledge of severe depression to be able to pull off a performance like this. She really elevates the movie from a 2-bit teen romance and makes it worth watching. I'm not generally a fan (*hated* Donnie Darko) and I usually find her childish "damaged goods" image rather irritating even though it may be her real personality, but in this one she just embodies the part. 6/10.


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