love is a SCAM and does NOT EXIST
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…
Anchored by two stellar lead performances, "Like Crazy" makes for one of the most real, raw portrayals of a modern relationship I've seen in recent memory. It made me feel a lot... and made me really long for the Anton Yelchin performances we're never going to get...
Led triumphantly by beautiful direction from Drake Doremus and wonderful performances from Anton Yelchin (R.I.P.) and Felicity Jones, Like Crazy is a fresh, honest, and heart-wrenching portrait of love.
Warning! Do not watch this film when your girlfriend is currently studying abroad (like mine does) for it may get a little more painful. For a movie revelling in a romantic relationship theme for exactly one and a half hour, of which about zero minutes dedicated to any sexual aspects thereof, it is pretty ludicrous that it is the thrusting of gorgeously looking Felicity Jones’ male side bitch on top of her that causes her bracelet, given to her as a present by the counterpart in her main relationship, to break , obviously functioning as the most obvious metaphor in the entire history of obvious metaphors. Just as it is mindboggling to see how that same male side bitch decides…
Felicity Jones is precious in all the right ways, but the film that surrounds her is precious in all the wrong ways.
Simply okay. This film had an interesting plot for a love story. The whole visa immigrant situation fascinated me and I've really never seen it done before. The two leads, Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin, are very promising as well. The movie's plot is indeed well done, but pacing is a huge issue. I heard the movie had very little of a script and was very much memorized. This destroyed the scenes of a movie and made them drag on with long shots. While I appreciate the artistry, I was disappointed in it, as well. The performances are good at times, but Yelchin didn't adapt to the memorization as well as Jones did. His performence felt bland at times and colorful at other times. The film also grounds the concept of love. It's not glossy and fantasy-like. This isn't neccesarily a happy movie. I'd maybe suggest a watch, but it might not be for everyone.
It really has something to say and, as it goes on and it gets better, it manages to reflect what seems like pretty universal relationship-feelings and anxieties. Brave ending too.
FOREVER A 5/5
Unfortunately while I watched there were a few unanticipated disruptions. At one point I had to skip back several scenes to rewatch. I think it impacted my being "in it" and my attention for the rest of the movie.
I'm going to watch it again sometime and I might be able to adjust my rating.
For now, I give it 3 1/2 stars for taking a more original and less often seen approach to young love, first love, long-distance relationships and including a lot of the bad instead of just glamorizing the good.
'Like Crazy' is bolstered by the fantastic performances of its two leads (Particularly Felicity Jones) The chemistry between Jones and Yelchin is understated, powerful and engaging to watch. The pair communicate volumes of thought and emotion in the simplest looks, gestures, and smiles; the connection between the characters feels genuine and organic and almost always logical in the way it develops and turns.
However, while the characters themselves are strong points, the pacing and story structure of 'Like Crazy', is likely to be off-putting to some viewers. The film is an exploration of specific moments over the course of a long relationship, but I, however, thought it was fantastically well-handled and put-together.
'Like Crazy' is easily one of the best modern day love stories to come along in the last few years.
Like Crazy is a very difficult film for me to pin down in my mind. Entering the film, I had heard terrific things and it appears that I may be one of the few to enjoy director Drake Doremus' latest work, Equals. Thus, my hopes were quite high for Like Crazy, a film cited by many to be a good romantic film. Starring Felicity Jones as Anna and Anton Yelchin as Jacob, Like Crazy tells the story of two people who fall in love, but are separated after Anna overstays her visa and is banned from the United States. The film shows the ensuing turmoil the relationship is placed under as the duo struggle to come with their…
Strives for poignance but induces only apathy, as leads' affair seems too juvenile to engage, despite strong cast and direction.
there's chairs in london jacob
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