Picks and Pans Review: Crazy/beautiful
Does it matter if a date movie is dated? Because Crazy/Beautiful seems filmed not so much from a fresh script as from a laminated-but-yellowing set of instructions ("How to Make a Boy-Meets-Girl Picture") retrieved from an old studio filing cabinet. He: a hard-working Hispanic boy, a bright high school senior who wants to become a Navy pilot. She: a congressman's daughter with a history of mental instability. Problem: She keeps him from his studies. Will he dump her? Does love mean never having to say you're sorry?
Actually, all it would take to breathe life into this fusty old thing—barring the sort of ethereal, erotic atmosphere that made Dunst so alluring in last summer's ode to teen heartbreak, The Virgin Suicides—would be a little chemistry between her and Hernandez. They remain separate, isolated elements on the periodic table of love. At best they seem to be deeply in like. (PG-13)
Bottom Line: Not mad about it