Like Crazy Reviews
December 13, 2018
When working with the stunted and embarrassingly simplistic dialogue, neither actor is able to inject any life into the mundane prose they're given.
November 10, 2018
A regrettable one night stand, I could see, but they dive unhesitatingly into serious monogamous relationships with other people during their separation. That's not the true love I remember.
May 3, 2015
I hated, hated, hated these people and despise writer-director Drake Doremous for wasting a brutally overlong 89 minutes of my life with them.
June 30, 2013
A well-made film with two strong leads that never fully appreciates the romance at its core.
September 18, 2012
The performances from Yelchin and Jones are admirable, but they just don't have much to work with as their characters are underwritten and underdeveloped.
September 15, 2012
Like Crazy manages to capture the elusive whimsy of first love, only to beat it to death with a tedious on again/off again love story and two main characters obstinately selfish and mundane.
February 25, 2012
It's more like a series of sentimental greeting cards suitable at differing stages of a relationship, from sparkling first love to broken relationship to marriage and out of it ... The screenplay is rather formless and for the most part, tedious.
February 2, 2012
The film fails to explore each's new partners, and while leaving the focus on the central relationship isn't always a bad thing, when main duo fail to captivate in their own right, it feels a misstep not to have expanded the narrative.
January 27, 2012
Young love's tendresse has seldom seemed quite so irritating as it does in this largely improvised romance...
January 26, 2012
Wearing its heart prominently on its sleeve, this romance tries a little too hard to persuade its audience that they too should fall in love with its star-crossed protagonists.
January 25, 2012
It's like being trapped in an improv workshop run by people who share too much on Facebook.
January 4, 2012
All that's left is this foolish idea that they're supposed to be together. It's like... they're crazy.
December 13, 2011
The film takes the path of a formulaic romantic comedy, sans laughs, acting as though the story is compelling enough to pull us through.
December 2, 2011
Tells a thin and wispy story about shallow, underdeveloped characters about whom I had a lot of trouble caring.
December 1, 2011
A plastic game of love, craving displays of affected behavior over an honest deconstruction of devotion. The film is never genuine, feeling like an improvisation class project that lucked into a theatrical release.
November 28, 2011
A wonderful advertisement for the Canon EOS 7D camera, but also a reminder that so-called indie authenticity can be as phony as a million-dollar special effect.
November 19, 2011
Three-quarters twee and one-quarter Glee, Like Crazy won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance ... proof positive that even the film festivals can be as misguided in their selections as the notorious Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
November 17, 2011
Although it certainly has an interesting premise with its raw and honest look at a relationship put through the wringer, Doremus fails to make you care about his two lead characters.