DVD Crazy/Beautiful [DVD] [Widescreen] [2001] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (DVD 13766),
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Crazy/Beautiful [DVD] [Widescreen] [2001] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL is not your typical teen romance. The film offers a grittier, more realistic take on the subject than most. It manages to be sweetly romantic without pandering to, or insulting, the intelligence of its intended audience. Director John Stockwell uses an unobtrusive, verit style to bring a strong script from debut screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi to the screen. Stockwell began his film career as an actor (perhaps best known for playing the main character's best friend and protector in John Carpenter's CHRISTINE), and that experience is evident in his handling of the cast. The multifaceted Kirsten Dunst (BRING IT ON) plays the troubled Nicole, a rich girl whose self-destructive behavior stems from a traumatic experience in her past. Newcomer Jay Hernandez makes a strong impression as Carlos, a talented, intelligent, straight-laced Latino boy determined to succeed despite the obstacles life has thrown at him. When the two hook up, cultures clash. CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL has a rare freshness and authenticity, providing a different perspective on the family lives of these teens, and allowing the chemistry between the attractive and engaging lead actors to guide the film.
    • Rating - For mature thematic material involving teens, drugs/alcohol content, sexuality & language.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 23951

  • Credits
    Kirsten Dunst, Bruce Davison, Lucinda Jenney, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Jay Hernandez, Taryn Manning, Rolando Molina
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Kirsten Dunst deserves an untarnished gold star for her touching performance..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...The two stars express the feverish intensity of their passion as well as the infectious joy of young love....[Dunst] graduates to the next level of performing..."
    USA Today

    "...Ms. Dunst and Mr. Hernandez are both smart actors....[The characters] are conceived and acted with refreshing nuance....A lively and varied soundtrack....Moments of easy, lyrical sensuality..."
    New York Times

    "....Genuinely touching....Dunst, in her finest performance, has now transcended her fellow teen stars..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...[A] well-cast and acted romance....In his bigscreen debut, Hernandez is a major find....The actor is enormously appealing..."
    Box Office

    "...[Dunst is] like some pint-sized emotional steamroller, with a jittery intelligence that makes you care..."
    Total Film

    "...Dunst has an impressive list of credits....She brings skill and a surprising amount of conviction to the uncharacteristic role....CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL is at heart an earnest, sweet-natured film..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "Dunst is totally convincing..."

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