...an uneven endeavor from a promising new filmmaker...
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
It's like watching ninety minutes of awkward small talk, But Like Crazy is a beautifully observed and often poignant look at young love.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Felicity Jones will break your heart at least once
"Are you a romantic or a realist? Like Crazy is the rare romantic drama made for both."
This likeable low budget American indi is kept fresh by Yelchin and Jones who are endearing as the star-crossed lovers.
| Original Score: 3/5
It makes what could have been a sweet and involving tour de force into a rather heavy-handed drama
Managing to keep melodrama at a distance, it's nonetheless impossible not to get swept up in the relationship.
| Original Score: 4/5
This film not only provides an effective love story. It goes well beyond that to examine the way believable characters deal with problems resulting from forced separation due to immigration policies.
| Original Score: B
Felicity Jones shines in Drake Doremus' deceptively simple romance, a refreshing take on an age-old dilemma.
It would be a good date movie for a couple on the point of breaking up.
The deeply-felt chemistry between Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin helps Like Crazy to capture the tragic ironies of young love in a diverting, mature, and ultimately heartbreaking manner.
As so many others have done before, Drake Doremus captures the giddy excitement of courtship; what makes his film more unusual is that he then hangs around to observe the nitty-gritty of making the ensuing relationship work.
A good movie which, if not exactly a masterpiece, at least involves us throughout.
Worth seeing for a luminous performance by Felicity Jones, who's even more impressive than she was in Chalet Girl.
[Jones] fulfils her promise as one of our most exciting talents in this wonderful little drama.
| Original Score: 5/5
Apart from everything else, Like Crazy is 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.
Finely acted and partly improvised, the picture captures nicely the highs and lows of first love. It's less fun but more truthful than a standard rom-com.
Wit, tenderness and outmanoeuvrings: that's what we get from a film setting out, with thoughtfulness and charm, to test the chestnut that true love is impervious to time and space.
An unexpected and deeply moving tale of the fragility of young romance.