Don'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.
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…
I want a rewatch
I need a rewatch
I'd love a rewatch
I already miss it... LIKE CRAZY!
Jacob: I don't feel like I'm part of your life. I feel like I'm on vacation.
I won't even write a proper review of this but I have to comment on how HE DRAWS THE SAME CHAIR IN EVERY SCENE WHERE HE'S "DESIGNING" FURNITURE. SERIOUSLY.
Also they used one of my favourite Stars songs for the credits.
Fuck this movie
Reminded me of my 20s and all the American boys I thought I was in love with.
Lovely film with a bittersweet -yet great- ending. I loved how it was filmed, and the way that the intimacy of their relationship was portrayed was absolutely beautiful.
It all started with a chair, then love. I’ve seen better romance tales.
The first 20 minutes were great, but then it just kept getting boring.
Besides, there were a lot of things that made no sense, including the ending.
But overall, it was alright.
"[...] the gory bits of you, and the gory bits of me."
Like Crazy is a mostly (if not wholly) improvised love story about a British college student studying in LA, where she falls in love with a fellow student. She decides that she will overstay the time she has been allowed by her visa, and is subsequently not allowed back into America. The film then follows Anna and Jacob as they attempt, with mixed results, to have a long-distance relationship.
The improvisation of the actors lends an authenticity and naturalism to the film, but for some reason it is really very bland. Not boring as such, just bland. If the film were a colour, it would be beige. This blandness gives the film an unfortunate emotional detachment at times.
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…
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
- Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Lilja 4-Ever
- Life Is Beautiful
- Dancer in the Dark
- Christiane F.
My six hundred favorite films (1940-2014).
- The Last Wave
- Looking for Langston
- The Lavender Hill Mob
- Like Someone in Love
- The Long Day Closes
Each week I'll post a new letter and all you have to do is nominate a film that you think…