crazy/beautiful

crazy/beautiful

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Director: John Stockwell

Cast: John Stockwell, Kirsten Dunst, Jay Hernandez, Bruce Davison

     
 

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Crazy/beautiful comes to DVD with only one picture option: full-screen standard with a 1.33:1 aspect ratio. Sound and audio options, though not much more to choose from in terms of selections, nevertheless offer the high-quality English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS), and French Dolby, with subtitles available in English, Spanish, and French. Closed

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Crazy/beautiful comes to DVD with only one picture option: full-screen standard with a 1.33:1 aspect ratio. Sound and audio options, though not much more to choose from in terms of selections, nevertheless offer the high-quality English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS), and French Dolby, with subtitles available in English, Spanish, and French. Closed captioning is also available. Special features include an audio commentary by director John Stockwell and Kirsten Dunst, a making-of documentary featurette, some scenes deleted from the original theatrical version of the film, and the usual theatrical trailer -- but with a commentary, something not often found on a DVD release.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The enormously appealing Kirsten Dunst, probably the best of today's young Hollywood actresses, acquits herself handily in Crazy/beautiful, a sincere, thoughtful, and well-written teen romance. She plays the spoiled daughter of a prominent California congressman (the always superb Bruce Davison); a willful, self-destructive girl who masks her insecurity by treating life as one big party staged solely for her benefit. Relative screen newcomer Jay Hernandez, in his first leading role, registers solidly as the ambitious barrio boy whose chance encounter with Kirsten leads to romance -- a romance that threatens his future when her reckless behavior nearly costs him an appointment to Annapolis. Crazy/beautiful should not under any circumstances be mistaken for one of the innumerable crass, witless teen movies that have proliferated in recent years. Director John Stockwell (Under Cover), blessed with a meaty script and well-defined characters, brings out the best in his talented young leads; Dunst, in particular, has never been so achingly vulnerable on screen. The well-crafted situations have the ring of truth, and while the denouement might be a bit too pat, it's certainly not deleterious to the movie's overall effect. A teen movie with brains and heart, Crazy/beautiful is not likely to be soon forgotten by viewers of any age.
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
Dunst, in her finest performance yet, has now transcended her fellow teen stars.
New York Post
Wonderfully unsentimental and smart. Jonathan Foreman

Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2001
UPC:
0786936164725
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Touchstone / Disney
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
21,952

Special Features

"Blurring Fiction and Reality: The Making of Crazy/Beautiful"; Deleted scenes; Theatrical trailer with audio commentary; Audio commentary with director John Stockwell and Kirsten Dunst; DTS 5.1 Digital Surround Sound; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions; French and Spanish subtitles; French language track

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kirsten Dunst Nicole Oakley
Jay Hernandez Carlos Nunez
Bruce Davison Congressman Tom Oakley
Lucinda Jenney Courtney Oakley
Taryn Manning Maddy
Rolando Molina Hector
Keram Malicki Sanchez Foster
Cory C. Hardrict Wilcox

Technical Credits
John Stockwell Director
Evelyne Barbier Set Decoration/Design
P.J. Bloom Musical Direction/Supervision
Rick Dallago Co-producer
Sarah Halley-Finn Casting
Paul Haslinger Score Composer
Phil Hay Screenwriter
Randi Hiller Casting
Shane Hurlbut Cinematographer
Maia Javan Production Designer
Melissa Kent Editor
Evyen Klean Musical Direction/Supervision
Matt Manfredi Screenwriter
Susan Matheson Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Meyer Art Director
Rip Murray Asst. Director
Maria Nay Set Decoration/Design
Rachel Pfeffer Producer
Guy Riedel Executive Producer
Harry Ufland Producer
Mary Jane Ufland Producer
Steven M. Weiss Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening Titles/Pacific High [9:19]
2. Detention [6:44]
3. Football Game [4:13]
4. "Thanks for the Ride" [8:49]
5. Nicole's Dad [10:35]
6. Pilot Nuñez [3:22]
7. Falling in Love [6:35]
8. Remember Us? [3:32]
9. Quinceañera [6:53]
10. "Stay Away From My Daughter" [4:39]
11. Not Worth Loving [1:15]
12. "I Want to Be With You" [11:02]
13. New Beginnings [10:02]
14. End Credits [8:09]

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crazy/beautiful 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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THIS MOVIE SHOULD BE SEEN BY ALL. IT WAS WELL WRITTEN AND THE ACTORS DID A GREAT JOB PLAYING THEIR PARTS. JAY HERNANDEZ SIZZLED ON SCREEN. HE WILL DEFINENTLY BE SEEN AGAIN.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is incredibly good. Jay looks great !
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie was great. if you enjoy real life trauma then you will enjoy this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After years of turning out carbon copy 'teen flicks' this movie was wonderfully refreshing with lots of character and beautifuly done to draw the viewer into the experience. I recommend this movie as one of the best of for the past few years. The actors were very believable in their roles. I enjoyed every aspect of this movie with very few complaints.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This video is solid. And the heading of the video goes good with the video...It bases itself on reality and how it is for some people just watch it an see for yourself...No other can compare.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Crazy/Beautiful is the best romance Movie since ''Dirty Dancing.'' Both are about two opposites that MORE then ATTRACT, but share a certain bond. The love that Kirten and Jay's charactors show for eachother in the movie is breath taking. If you haven't seen it,you should. It's a beautiful movie and it made me cry. If you enjoyed Dirty Dancing,then this is the movie for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
what it says. it is a wonderful movie and one of the best i have seen. i stayed up till 12 am watching it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hardly worthy of any attention, this movie is only getting my commentary because I am shocked at the overwhelmingly positive reviews it has had so far. Crazy/beautiful: it's stupid; it's predictable; it's wholly uninspired. The most entertaining thing that happened was at the painfully sappy climax, when someone behind me pretended to vomit and everyone in the theater started yelling ''shut up.'' I was laughing so hard I had to leave. Despite having missed the ending, I could tell you exactly what happened.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had an assignment in English class to find a movie like Romeo and Juliet and compare the two. When I first read the back of the movie cover for Crazy/beautiful, i saw that it compared it a lot to Romeo and Juliet. I immediatly rented the movie, and it was incrediable. The acting was great, and the movie was overall one of the best teen movies to come out in a while. A true classic storyline, and a wonderful present-day cast, make up one of the best movies I have seen in a long time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i had heard that this movie was a bomb, but i still had to see it for myself. i think it is one of the best romance movies that i have seen. SEE THIS MOVIE!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is one of the best love stories of all time I had seen parts of it but decided I should wath the entire movie so I did and I was blown away it brings out every aspect of teenage life and love everyone should watch this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was a complete waste of time and money. It seemed very light, airy, and hollow. The movie lacked substance. Yes, there are two attractive lead actors, but what else was there? Very disappointed.
NESE More than 1 year ago
this is absolutely my favorite movie..i loved it since the first time i seen it on encore.it is so amazing.and i really like it becaause i can relate to it..no a waste of money at all.....u have to be the big romantic type.but i love this movie..awsome love story!!!!!!!!!!
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