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Two young teenagers, Jade Butterfield and David Axelrod, fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for Jade's bohemian parents. Her parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent to a mental hospital. This doesn't stop him from seeing her. When he gets out, he goes to look for her and remains in love with her. But in the end, the passion for his first love is too strong and she has to leave or this love will kill both of them.Written by
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David. I don't want you to go into the house.
[looking back at him]
Why? What's the matter?
[continues cleaning his car]
You and Jade won't be seeing each other for a while.
You heard what I said. This thing's gotten totally out of control. I made a mistake giving you so much freedom around here. Now Jade's fallen behind in her schoolwork, she can't sleep at night.
Just a second. I mean, Jade didn't say anything to me about this.
Well, I'm telling you. I want you to ...
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It's not a terrible movie, despite the wooden performances of the two lead actors. But this story of obsessive love and tragedy never becomes involving or interesting, and feels like it's much too long despite the relatively short running time.
The film does have two redeeming factors: beautiful cinematography and the legendary title song.
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