Cinema: Beyond Teen Tricks

Kirsten Dunst and the high school genre grow up in Crazy/Beautiful

By now the audience knows what to expect from a teen movie: Cameron Diaz using man-made hair gel, Tom Green molesting an elephant and lots of jokes about testicles. No surprise that the audience, more and more, is keeping its distance from youth-oriented flicks unless they are of the action-adventure variety, with plenty of noise to drown out the script. Perhaps that is part of the reason Hollywood is trying to improve on the genre with Crazy/Beautiful--a romantic drama starring Kirsten Dunst as a rich, white high school senior rebelling against her limousine-liberal father and falling in love with a Latino...

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