Like Crazy

Like Crazy is a romantic drama in realm of 500 Days of Summer that stars Felicity Jones(Brideshead Revisited, Doctor Who) and Anton Yelchin (Alpha Dog, Charlie Bartlett, Fright Night) as Anna and Jacob, a couple that meet in their last year of college. Anna is a British exchange and overstays her student visa after graduation to spend more time with Jacob. She is detained and sent back to England by immigration and this begins their awkward long distance relationship. The movie is a realistic take on how first love can be great and wonderful but also very devastating. This movie annoyed the hell out of me. It was a good movie but it really annoyed me. I hate stupidity in people and this was basically all the stupid things that people do in relationships to screw them up. I haven’t been in a relationship but I don’t think I would do some of the things this couple did or said to each other. My friends that I was with completely related to the story and said that they had done some of these stupid things that happened in the movie. I don’t know. The movie also ended quite ambiguously and left what happens to your interpretation. I would recommend this movie because its beautifully directed by Drake Doremus and the acting is great as well. It won the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic film and acting at the Sundance Film Festival. It also has Finola Hughes in a small role. I loved her on General Hospital and All My Children and haven’t seen her since she was on Charmed so I’m glad to see she’s still acting.

Like Crazy now open in limited release.



One thought on “Like Crazy”

  1. The story may have its fair share of schmaltz and cheesiness, but the direction and performances from the cast make this a believable and painful story about young love. It’s also refreshing to see a film that doesn’t overstay its welcome. Nice review. Check out mine once you get the chance.

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