Crazy/Beautiful is a 2001 American film that tells the story of rich, out of control high school student Nicole (Kirsten Dunst) who becomes romantically involved with hard-working Mexican-American student Carlos Nunez (Jay Hernandez). Nicole's mother committed suicide when she was young, which has left her with emotional scars that cause her to act out at school and at her father, congressman Tom Oakley (Bruce Davison). When Nicole comes into Carlos' life, his grades begin to slip and his dreams of becoming a pilot are in jeopardy. Tom warns Carlos to stay away from Nicole, for fear of her messing up his life as well. The two decide to run away together, but Nicole has a change of heart when she realizes the damage she is causing Carlos. Also starring Lucinda Jenney, Taryn Manning, and Rolando Molina, Crazy/Beautiful was not a critical or box office success despite praise for Dunst's performance.