Crazy/Beautiful – 6/10

Terrible girl ruins life of everyone she comes into contact with but justifies behaviour with meaningless, prosaic platitudes.


Obviously any film that has the lead character ostentatiously blurting out the films title and also saying lines such as ‘Look how good our skin looks next to each other. It’s beautiful’ is going to be a little bit shit but Crazy/Beautiful actually has a certain charm to it and to be fair considering the ridiculous script and clich├ęd story, main actors Kirsten Dunst and Jay Hernandez actually put a good shift in.

Dunst is particularly solid considering the character she is playing is written as a hysterical, ridiculous brat. Hernandez manages to keep a straight face while line after line of terrible dialogue spills forth from Dunst’s mouth which makes it a good performance in itself and Bruce Davison also does well in the face of Dunst drunkenly shrieking at him for 100 minutes. The film is indeed an endurance test for all involved. The audience, the actors, the Latin American community, humanity as a whole…

In conclusion I will leave you with the synopsis and I dare you to read it with a straight face:

‘At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighbourhood.’

It’s crazy. And beautiful.

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