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Crazy/Beautiful (2001)

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

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John Stockwell

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Dunst ... Nicole Oakley
Jay Hernandez ... Carlos Nuñez
Bruce Davison ... Tom Oakley
Herman Osorio Herman Osorio ... Luis
Miguel Castro ... Eddie
Tommy De La Cruz Tommy De La Cruz ... Victor
Rolando Molina ... Hector
Soledad St. Hilaire ... Mrs. Nunez
Lucinda Jenney ... Courtney Oakley
Taryn Manning ... Maddy
Richard Steinmetz ... Coach Bauer
Ana Argueta Ana Argueta ... Rosa
Neil Looy Neil Looy ... Jimmy - The Pilot
Marion Moseley ... Morgan Oakley
Mike Jones Mike Jones ... Dr. Linehan
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Storyline

Jay Hernandez stars as Carlos Nunez, a poor but athletically gifted Latino teenager who endures a two-hour bus ride every day from East L.A. to attend the posh, wealthy Pacific Palisades High School in Los Angeles on a football scholarship. A straight-A student, Carlos is focused and driven, but his future is cast in doubt when he becomes the flirtation target of spoiled, self-destructive bad girl Nicole Oakley (Kirsten Dunst), who's the daughter of a prominent congressman (Bruce Davison). When his friends, family, and even Nicole's own father oppose the romance for Carlos' sake, he chooses to ignore their advice and stubbornly pursues his relationship with Nicole, whose feelings grow from simple physical attraction to something much deeper.

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

About 17 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,715,060, 1 July 2001

Gross USA:

$16,937,988

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,937,988
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kirsten Dunst's character Nicole was originally supposed to have a nude scene. When Carlos comes to Nicole's house and they plan to have sex, Nicole leaves the bedroom in a cut off shirt and her underwear and walks into the kitchen past the maid to retrieve some condoms, then returns to her bedroom. In the script she was supposed to do this nude. See more »

Goofs

Nicole's hair color changes from blonde to red and back to blonde. The whole movie her hair is blonde except during the hotel scene when she is outside wrapped in a blanket and tells Carlos she wants to be good for him it is red. The next shot, when they are in the car taking her back home her hair is blonde again and stays that way through the rest of the movie. The red hair was due to Kirsten Dunst starting to film Spider-Man See more »

Quotes

Courtney Oakley: What kind of daughter are you?
Nicole: Not yours.
Courtney Oakley: Thank god for that.
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Alternate Versions

The film was submitted five times to the MPAA to achieve a PG-13 instead of a R rating. See more »

Connections

Features Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

This Year's Love
Written and Performed by David Gray
Courtesy of IHT Records Ltd./ATO Records/The RCA Records Group, A Unit of BMG Entertainment/Strategic Marketing UK
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User Reviews

 
Nicely made romantic teen movie.
17 November 2005 | by Boba_Fett1138See 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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