Review: Mad Love (1995)

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This movie remains to be one of my favorites from Chris O’ Donnell. It may not be his best film ever but it’s one of the first few films that I’ve seen from him. O’Donnell plays Matt Leland, a straight arrow teenager who fell for Casey Roberts (Drew Barrymore), the new girl in school who lives across their home and suffers bipolar disorder. With hormones raging and all, they run away from home hoping that they could escape “reality” and be on their own but it was doubly hard for Matt because of Casey’s condition and they both have to realize something before they end up doing something stupid.

Despite bad reception from the critics, I still find the whole thing watchable. It has heart even though the storyline’s really weak – the film was able to maintain a stoic semblance of what teenagers are going through at some point in time.

Mad Love may have failed miserably in delivering a perfect story line but with good sounds, the fantastic duo of O’Donnell and Barrymore – I should think that those are more than enough to give this movie a chance to be seen.

Director: Antonia Bird

Cast: Chris O’ Donnell, Drew Barrymore, Matthew Lillard, Joan Allen, Jude Ciccolella, Kevin Dunn, Elaine Miles, Liev Schreiber

Rating: 8/10

Via PEx Movie Challenge – Movies Released Before 2000

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3 responses to “Review: Mad Love (1995)

  1. I actually enjoyed this film when it came out. Maybe one of the few. lol

  2. haha…tell me about it 🙂

  3. Sounds decent! Kind of a shame Barrymore isn’t really in the mainstream anymore! Well other than a new Adam Sandler flick that is sure to stink! Two actors actually that could have done so much better if they chose the right scripts!

    But anyways, looks like good chemistry made this flick better than it should have been!

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