Like Crazy

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Like Crazy

Drake Doremus (2011)

90min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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. Anna (Felicity Jones) is a young English woman studying at university in Los Angeles. She fancies fellow student Jacob (Anton Yelchin) and before long they are head over heels in love. Their passion proves so all-consuming that she cannot bear to be parted from him and stays on in the US when her visa runs out. Whether the viewer regards this as charming or simply stupid is probably a matter of personal taste, though the problems that this faux pas ultimately throws up should come as no surprise to someone of Anna's intelligence. The bulk of the film concerns their attempts to maintain and develop their relationship with an ocean between them, while going through hoops to sort out a bureaucratic mess that could so easily have been avoided in the first place. Jones's character is not made any more sympathetic by her privileged background and the lingering suspicion that she has been brought up to believe that she could probably buy her way out of anything.

Summary

An English student falls in love with an American classmate, and tries to secretly remain in the country after her visa expires. She is forced to return home, leaving them struggling to maintain a long-distance relationship, while wrestling with immigration bureaucracy. Romantic drama, with Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence and Alex Kingston.

Cast & Crew

Jacob Anton Yelchin
Anna Felicity Jones
Sam Jennifer Lawrence (2)
Simon Charlie Bewley
Jackie Alex Kingston
Bernard Oliver Muirhead
Liz Finola Hughes
Mike Appletree Chris Messina
Director Drake Doremus
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Paramount Guidance: Swearing. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 20 Jan 2012

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