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Crazy/Beautiful
This Review is Definitely One of These (Ed.)

No, we haven't lost our minds. "crazy/beautiful" may not be Merchant Ivory material, but it isn't your average teen drama. This is a truly thoughtful and non-condescending vision of youth problems. Kirsten Dunst shines and gives an unforgettable performance as a troubled, unloved rich girl, and Jay Hernandez is genuine, bright and charming as the Hispanic poor boy who falls for Dunst. The story stretches convention and examines issues with intelligence and wit. Sadly, this is a Disney production and the issues are softened, but for Dunst fans, yup she's hot!

2001 99 mins.

Directed by John Stockwell

Terry Osterhout
October 2002

 

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