- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 13, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Touchstone / Disney
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Making Of
- Deleted Scenes
- Audio Commentary: John Stockwell - Director, Kirsten Dunst - Star
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 07/19/2001
"...Kirsten Dunst deserves an untarnished gold star for her touching performance..."
USA Today - 06/29/2001
"...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..."
New York Times - 06/29/2001
"...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..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/13/2001
"....Genuinely touching....Dunst, in her finest performance, has now transcended her fellow teen stars..."
Box Office - 07/09/2001
"...[A] well-cast and acted romance....In his bigscreen debut, Hernandez is a major find....The actor is enormously appealing..."
Total Film - 09/01/2001
"...[Dunst is] like some pint-sized emotional steamroller, with a jittery intelligence that makes you care..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/29/2001
"...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..."
Uncut - 09/01/2001
"Dunst is totally convincing..."
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, verité 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.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Fate steps in and brings together two high school seniors from opposite sides of the track in this sexy, fun, and energetic story of first love. Nicole (Kirsten Dunst, BRING IT ON) is the 17-year-old troubled daughter of a wealthy congressman who never met a rule she didn't break. Carlos (hot newcomer Jay Hernandez) is an 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' Surprises lie at every turn in this wildly seductive and critically acclaimed drama.
High School Experiences |
Los Angeles, California |
- Theatrical release: June 29, 2001