Like Crazy (2011)

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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.

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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) Paramount
Rating: PG13 (for sexual content and brief strong language)
Genre: Drama , Romance
Directed By: Drake Doremus
Written By: Drake Doremus , Ben York Jones
In Theaters: limited
On DVD:
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures - Official Site

Cast

Alex Kingston
as Jackie
Chris Messina
as Mike Appletree
Amanda Carlin
as American Consulate Woman
Barry Sabath
as Professor
Keeley Hazell
as Sabrina
Kayla Barr
as College Roommate
James Messer
as Delivery Man
Natalie Blair
as Natalie
Robert Pike Daniel
as Court Clerk
Jimmy Tamborello
as Figurine Band Member
Meredith Landman
as Figurine Band Member
David Foster
as Figurine Band Member
David Forster
as Figurine Band Member
Iris Taylor Cameron
as Customs Official #1
Michael Lovett
as Customs Official #2
Manal El Masri
as Customs Official #3
Manal Elmasri
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
Dermot Canavan
as Janitor
Stephen Young
as Ticketing Agent #1
Jason King
as Kissing Couple
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Critic Reviews for Like Crazy

All Critics (146) | Top Critics (42)

The couple's story is related through small, true-to-life details that paint an unidealized portrait of love - the euphoria, the sadness, and everything in between.

Full Review… | November 19, 2011
Film.com
Top Critic

It's imperative for director and co-writer Drake Doremus to color the film with a great deal of blossoming-love sparkle right off the bat, and he does just that.

Full Review… | November 11, 2011
Detroit News
Top Critic

Doremus delivers a tightly focused film that's all the more impressive for being improvised.

Full Review… | November 10, 2011
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

It's not exactly Casablanca, but times have changed.

Full Review… | November 10, 2011
Miami Herald
Top Critic

While the film is often quite moving, it's also at times frustrating; people in love, we realize, aren't always as fascinating to the rest of us as they are to each other.

Full Review… | November 10, 2011
Seattle Times
Top Critic

What could have come off as stilted and artificial is instead genuine and natural.

Full Review… | November 10, 2011
Arizona Republic
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Audience Reviews for Like Crazy

½

The leads are very talented though not that charismatic (and they don't have so much chemistry together), but this is compensated by a mature story told with a lot of conviction and made even more sincere by a dynamic editing that shows well the power of time in a relationship.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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
Nicki Marie

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.
Spencer S.

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