Like Crazy (2011)

Like Crazy (2011)

Like Crazy (2011)

Bittersweet indie romance that "illustrates how your first real love is as thrilling and blissful as it is devastating." Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and Special Jury Prize for Acting (for Felicity Jones, Cemetery Junction) at the Sundance Film Festival 2011.

British college student Anna (Jones) falls for her American classmate Jacob (Anton Yelchin, Charlie Bartlett) in Los Angeles. Entangled in a passionate romance, the pair are suddenly separated when Anna violates the terms of her visa and returns home. Forced into a long-distance relationship, Anna and Jacob battle isolation, US customs bureaucracy and jealousy as new potential suitors arrive on the scene. Also stars Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone).

Winner Grand Jury Prize (Drama) and Special Jury Prize for Acting (Jones), at Sundance Film Festival 2011.
2011Rating: M, contains sex scenes and offensive language86 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Interestingly, Doremus leaves out almost everything a more traditional romance would highlight (the first kiss, the poetic declarations of love, the sex), and the film hits all the harder for zeroing in on the subtler, quieter moments in between.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Realism rules in this transatlantic heartbreaker. With stellar turns, particularly from Jones, this is your Valentine’s Day date sorted.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Largely a conventional, wan affair, despite its art-cinema flourishes.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A reminder of the awful fact that all choices are permanent, to some degree. Life cannot be rewound and done over. It's a grownup love story.

4.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The scenes showing Jacob and Anna falling in love have a freshness... some of the whispered endearments under the sheets are delightful.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

If you are experienced enough to understand love's fragility but still romantic enough to embrace its power, Like Crazy will put you away.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Deeply felt first-love tale offers convincing performances and a fine-tuned storytelling sensibility.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Felicity Jones shines... A refreshing take on an age-old dilemma.

4.0
0

With all the big hype Oscar flicks that were released around the same time, I didn't pay a lot of attention to this film besides the fact that Jennifer Lawrence and Anton Yelchin were in it and that was enough in itself to make me check it out. Turned out for the best as I tend to get the most out of a good film I go into with no expectations. First off,...

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Extract from theaterofthecommonman.com With a surprising intellect, Like Crazy's plot takes the overwrought subject of complicated romance and pushes it towards a refreshing realm of bittersweet love. Director Drake Doremus's script examines the reality of a contemporary love when separated by land and sea. The relationship he unfolds does so through a...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Interestingly, Doremus leaves out almost everything a more traditional romance would highlight (the first kiss, the poetic declarations of love, the sex), and the film hits all the harder for zeroing in on the subtler, quieter moments in between.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Realism rules in this transatlantic heartbreaker. With stellar turns, particularly from Jones, this is your Valentine’s Day date sorted.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Largely a conventional, wan affair, despite its art-cinema flourishes.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A reminder of the awful fact that all choices are permanent, to some degree. Life cannot be rewound and done over. It's a grownup love story.

4.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The scenes showing Jacob and Anna falling in love have a freshness... some of the whispered endearments under the sheets are delightful.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

If you are experienced enough to understand love's fragility but still romantic enough to embrace its power, Like Crazy will put you away.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Deeply felt first-love tale offers convincing performances and a fine-tuned storytelling sensibility.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Felicity Jones shines... A refreshing take on an age-old dilemma.

4.0
0

With all the big hype Oscar flicks that were released around the same time, I didn't pay a lot of attention to this film besides the fact that Jennifer Lawrence and Anton Yelchin were in it and that was enough in itself to make me check it out. Turned out for the best as I tend to get the most out of a good film I go into with no expectations. First off,...

0

Extract from theaterofthecommonman.com With a surprising intellect, Like Crazy's plot takes the overwrought subject of complicated romance and pushes it towards a refreshing realm of bittersweet love. Director Drake Doremus's script examines the reality of a contemporary love when separated by land and sea. The relationship he unfolds does so through a...

3.0
0