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Crazy/Beautiful (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 29 June 2001 (USA)
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At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from an affluent neighborhood.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nicole Oakley
... Carlos Nuñez
... Tom Oakley
Herman Osorio ... Luis
... Eddie
Tommy De La Cruz ... Victor
... Hector
... Mrs. Nunez
... Courtney Oakley
... Maddy
... Coach Bauer
Ana Argueta ... Rosa
Neil Looy ... Jimmy - The Pilot
... Morgan Oakley
Mike Jones ... Dr. Linehan
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Storyline

When fate brings together two high school seniors from opposite sides of the tracks, it's something crazy/beautiful. 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. neighborhood. Their innocent flirtations quickly develop into passionate love, but Nicole's self-destructive behavior 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? Written by Gavin Nelson Magnum

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Taglines:

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

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Touchstone

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Release Date:

29 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

About 17  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,715,060, 1 July 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,929,123, 26 August 2001
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The band playing during the house party is punk band Osker. The songs they play are "F**k Me" and "Alright". See more »

Goofs

When Maddy and Nicole drive Carlos home, Nicole's words do not match up with her mouth when she is talking to Carlos's brother. See more »

Quotes

Nicole: I'm seventeen, I'm supposed to get out of control.
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Written and Performed by David Snell
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Nicely made romantic teen movie.
17 November 2005 | by 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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