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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

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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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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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 the bus pulls up to the school, crew (especially a boom mic operator) are reflected the bus door as it opens. See more »

Quotes

Maddy: Ohmygod you are so obvious!
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Connections

References Mad Love (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

El Jaripeo
Written by Alfredo Morales
Performed by Nydia Rojas
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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What teen movies should be...
1 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

For a long while now Ive been bombarded with teen movies that are crap. Written by people who forgot what it was like, less mature than teenagers themselves. Ive been waiting for a movie that was took itself seriously without being pretentious. That was mature and REAL. This is such a find. This movie is consistently good. Dialogue, Music, Acting, especially the cinematography and directing which just made the movie. It doesnt struggle to be hip or witty, theres no B.S.

The story isn`t complicated but it works. It`s just about the love between two people, how it affects the both of them and the journey which Kirsten Dunst`s character goes through. If your tired of the mindless repetitive teen crap, see this movie and appreciate it.


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