Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
I Want You. I Need You. I Love You. I Miss You.
A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
About 30 minutes into this, I broke. Completely. And pretty much stayed in that state for the rest of the film.
A quiet, intense, honest, bitter and utterly heartbreaking look at love. Possibly the best movie I've seen in a long, long time. There are so many great things about it, so much that I loved. So many clever uses, fantastic performances, fantastic scenes.... I can't praise this movie enough. It's fantastic that even in our times, there are people capable of telling stories about love that actually feel fresh.
I loved it.
Seriously! This guy could have moved his shitty one chair business to London and saved a ton of drama. What a dick!
When I read the synopsis of Like Crazy I imagined a different film, I thought that I was about to see another romantic teenage drama but afterall it is a very interesting portrait about long distance relationships and the consequences of it.
In Los Angeles, Jacob and his British college collegue Anna fall in love with each other. Anna was supposed to return to the UK after graduation but she violates her student visa to stay with Jacob during the summer and because of that she was banned to enter in the US. They are madly in love. How a love like this can survive? That's what we see in this beautiful and heartbreaking little indie film.
Time changes people…
The movie that brought Felicity Jones into my life, for which I will be forever grateful.
Or Sundance Jury on Crack. Vaguely fragmented style aims for lyricism, but its true function, I suspect, is to ensure that Doremus can just skip past all the dramatic scenes that would expose his Idiot Plot (which by some reports is based on personal experience...but if that's true, and things went down as depicted here, he and his girlfriend were truly blithering idiots). I for one am dying to eavesdrop on the phone call Anna must have made to her parents to tell them she wasn't coming home after all, even though her mum had just got all in her face (telephonically speaking) the previous day reminding her what a disaster it would be if she overstayed her student…
The December Challenge: Film 5
Sometimes I think that I’m just a heartless bastard who doesn’t know what it means to be loved. Then I watch films like Like Crazy and I realise that everyone else has just been blinded by the false and rather vulgar interpretation of love that society has deemed the norm. Don’t get me wrong, I have no objection to spontaneous displays of emotion, nor do I have a deep-seated distrust of people who claim that they are “madly in love” (madness, by the way, is a mental illness… just putting that out there), but I do tend to think that anyone who says they’ve found the love of their life should probably wait until…
An achingly sad portrayal of young love under tremendous pressure, but it can't circumvent the problems that usually plague the much frothier genre fare. It's very hard to believe that Jacob couldn't have done as well selling chairs in London, and the pre-Katniss Jennifer Lawrence's character is given short shrift.
On the plus side, Felicity Jones is as brilliant as ever and the soundtrack feels really naturalistic- a saleable CD compilation wouldn't cover a soundscape that feels more suited to a sprawling Spotify playlist.
I love this movie.
NB: Review contains spoilers.
Long story short: Dickheads fall in love, no one learns anything.
I still have 35 minutes of this film left, but unless something glorious happens in the next half hour, I've made up my mind on this film.
Observations made about this film:
-All filmed on a Canon 600D.
-Focus pulling is 'eh' at best.
-Writing is 'realistic'. Valiant effort was made to make the speech as 'human' as possible, but it just comes across as amateurish.
-The pivotal couple break up around 3/4 times during the course of this story.
-The pivotal couple get back together seemingly more often than they break up.
-The pivotal couple get married. Great life decision there you plebs.
A film that goes emotionally up and down like a roller coaster, but the performances from the two leads are very good and believable, and although the film end very abruptly and without a really closure it kind of makes sense to how the film and the mood in it progresses.....
The mood is definitely perfect and the performances are uniformly good (not great, but good), however it always seemed to me like Jacob and Samantha had this good relationship that clicked more than the one he had with Anna. I did like the ending, bittersweet tho it was. It made the whole film feel more "real".
this was a really bad film I only watched it for alex kingston
There is nothing bad about the film in general terms - it's a nicely made movie. However, the subject matter is extremely mundane and the chemistry between the leads never quite good enough to sustain emotional attachment through their boring ass tribulations.
I also don't like Felicity Jones as an actress, she is rubbish.
Loved Drake Doremus Breath In, and both Felicity Jones and Jennifer Lawrence as actresses that I like - but this movie doesn't live up to the expetions I have from them.
Loved the characters, but the story was vague and meaningless.
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[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
My five hundred favorite films (1940-2014)