crazy / beautiful (2001) - Synopsis
Two Los Angeles high school students from opposite ends of the social spectrum fall for each other in Touchstone Pictures' provocative and sexy teen drama, "crazy/beautiful. "
Nicole Oakley (KIRSTEN DUNST) is the troubled daughter of a wealthy Congressman (BRUCE DAVISON), and attends public school in the upscale seaside community of Pacific Palisades, California. As an act of defiance, she makes a play for the attentions of handsome Latino Carlos Nuņez (JAY HERNANDEZ), a focused, straight-A student who endures a two-hour bus ride each morning from East L. A. to attend the more prestigious school in Nicole's exclusive suburb.
While Nicole's friends and family forecast doom for their relationship, her rebellious flirtation soon develops into true romance. However, her self-destructive tendencies threaten Carlos' ambitions, leading to an emotional and climactic confrontation.
"crazy/beautiful" is a testament to the power and intensity of first love, and reveals how, in coming together, two young but damaged souls can heal one another.
Touchstone Pictures presents, "crazy/beautiful," directed by John Stockwell and written by Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi. The producers are Mary Jane Ufland & Harry J. Ufland and Rachel Pfeffer. Guy Riedel is the executive producer. Rick Dallago is co-producer. The film is distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution.