Two Los Angeles high school students from opposite ends of the social spectrum fall for each other in this provocative and sexy teen drama. Nicole Oakley (KIRSTEN DUNST), the troubled daughter of a wealthy congressman, attends public school in the upscale community of Pacific Palisades. As an act of defiance, she makes a play for the attentions of Carlos Nuñez (JAY HERNANDEZ), a determined, straight-A student who endures a two-hour bus ride each morning from east LA to attend the more prestigious school in Nicole’s exclusive suburb. While her friends and family prophesy doom for their relationship, her rebellious flirtation soon develops into true romance. However, Nicole’s self- destructive tendencies threaten Carlos’ ambitions, leading to an emotional and climactic confrontation “crazy/beautiful” is a testament to the power and intensity of first love, and reveals how, in coming together, two young but damaged souls can heal one another.