Like Crazy (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

Like Crazy (2011)



Critic Consensus: It has the schmaltzy trappings of my romantic films, but Like Crazy allows its characters to express themselves beyond dialogue, crafting a true, intimate study.

Movie Info

A love story is both a physical and emotional tale, one that can be deeply personal and heartbreaking for an audience to experience. Director Drake Doremus' film Like Crazy beautifully illustrates how your first real love is as thrilling and blissful as it is devastating. When a British college student (Felicity Jones) falls for her American classmate (Anton Yelchin) they embark on a passionate and life-changing journey only to be separated when she violates the terms of her visa. Like Crazy explores how a couple faces the real challenges of being together and of being apart. -- (C) Paramountmore
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content and brief strong language)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Drake Doremus, Ben York Jones
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 6, 2012
Box Office: $3.4M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


Chris Messina
as Mike Appletree
Amanda Carlin
as American Consulate W...
Barry Sabath
as Professor
Kayla Barr
as College Roommate
James Messer
as Delivery Man
Robert Pike Daniel
as Court Clerk
Jimmy Tamborello
as Figurine Band Member
Meredith Landman
as Figurine Band Member
David Forster
as Figurine Band Member
David Foster
as Figurine Band Member
Iris Taylor Cameron
as Customs Official #1
Michael Lovett
as Customs Official #2
Manal Elmasri
as Customs Official #3
Manal El Masri
as Customs Official #3
Stephen Young
as Ticketing Agent #1
Callie Beckmann
as Ticketing Agent #2
Michael Hyatt
as Customs Agent
Eric Satterberg
as Jacob's Friend
John Weselcouch
as Jacob's Friend
Michael Reilly
as Jacob's Friend
David Cuddy
as Jacob's Friend
Julia Montague
as Kissing Couple
Jason King
as Kissing Couple
Jo Victoria Russell
as Girl in Market
Vickie Moss
as Girl in Market
Stephen Young
as Ticketing Agent #1
Jason King
as Kissing Couple
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News & Interviews for Like Crazy

Critic Reviews for Like Crazy

All Critics (146) | Top Critics (42)

I hated, hated, hated these people and despise writer-director Drake Doremous for wasting a brutally overlong 89 minutes of my life with them.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly uneven endeavor from a promising new filmmaker...

Full Review… | November 24, 2013
Reel Film Reviews

I'll admit that my heart broke a little by film's end, as the camera rested on Yelchin and Jones's faraway looks and Stars' sublime "Dead Hearts" flooded the soundtrack.

Full Review… | November 5, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

A well-made film with two strong leads that never fully appreciates the romance at its core.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

Felicity Jones will break your heart at least once

Full Review… | December 28, 2012
Tribune News Service

"Are you a romantic or a realist? Like Crazy is the rare romantic drama made for both."

Full Review… | October 24, 2012
FILMINK (Australia)

Audience Reviews for Like Crazy

Wanted to like this, but it just felt like a real nothing movie.
I didn't buy the attraction between the pair, which I guess is a major problem for this genre. I didn't really care if they got together or not. To me, they were both cheaters anyhow, so can't have been too madly in love.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

I just don't see how anyone really enjoys watching two inconsiderate people hate each other for decades while calling it love. Recently there has been this trend of love stories about people doomed to repeat stupid decisions over and over again, never ending up with the person they are meant to be with. These films are oftentimes badly thought out and have super melodramatic stories that center on immature, useless individuals with little to no characteristics except their own selfishness and inability to commit. This story isn't as longwinded as "One Day" or as large as life as say "The English Patient" but it falls under this umbrella because of the length of their courtship and their eventual decline. Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin have zero to no chemistry in this, their characters are inane, their acting is over the top, and we jump through time with no explanation, at various points in the story, skewing what's happening on screen. The fact that Jennifer Lawrence shows up in a quick couple scenes is the only thing interesting about this, otherwise this is a clear snooze fest.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer


It drags at times, but ultimately the film avoids romance-movie clichés with its excellent acting and interesting plot. The pacing is mostly done well, and I enjoyed the cinematography and the film editing. It's not an entirely memorable film, but it charms despite its obvious flaws.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer

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