Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of hight 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…
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…
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…
Ugh, what an emotional gut punch, from the get-go it was 2real4me. Not the whole 'being separated by an ocean' part, but the love, infatuation, loss, hurt, distrust, anger, ups and downs, and everything in between. At its core, it's a sweet, honest portrayal of love, but it's so unlike Hollywood stories about love that it's incredibly refreshing. Few little films like this can pack such an emotional punch in their last five minutes, and few can pull off such an ending. And it all works in part because of a great cast, who apparently improvised a great deal of the movie - Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones have such great chemistry and are both so hard…
*Trying to enjoy the new Star Wars chick* *Wild Jennifer Lawrence appears* We know we will see back and forth about bittersweet in relationship and stuff. But what this movie ended up to be is what made me appreciate it. Sometimes gray isn't the worst color.
Urggghhhhhh!! Couldn't give two shits about either of these assholes.
Beautifully acted and refreshingly honest.
This bitter-sweet love story wasn't exactly a heart-warming joyful watch but I think this deceptively simple film captured the real struggles of long term relationships, avoiding the formulaic and obvious outcomes of other romantic films.
Fuck this movie. I hate it so much because so much of it is so real. And other bits I just hate like Jacob's stupid drawings. But then that ending. And the Stars song for the closing credits. Updating from 4.5 stars to 5.
From frame one, it is hard not to fall in love with these actors. Yelchin and Jones form the key to any engaging love story with chemistry that drives into the end scenes of the film. Style and meaning exude out of every frame of this film and each selected moment with this couple appears both thoughtfully structured, yet carelessly organic. Like Crazy takes a step away from the standard Hollywood romance and brings to life a painfully truthful and touching glimpse into a couple's life. There is always something so enriching when a film evokes from you an entire spectrum of emotion in such a short period of time and this film does just that. Like Crazy lived up to my high expectations and so much more.
Se te hace un pelín lenta si no conectas desde el principio, lo cual a mi me ha costado. Aún así, no me ha desagradado del todo, ya que los temas que abarca son de los que pretendo ver en una película así. Está OK.
I just can't recover from the sadness of this film. It is ultimately heartbreaking.
Romantically and effectively heartbreaking. People should stop making films like this. Too emotional, too realistic, too attached to its audience that it hurts as well.
*this review is dramatic, sorry*
If you didn't understand the movie or if you had a hard time trying to figure it out, I think the song played in the credits will give you an idea. :---)
“I could say it but you won’t believe me / You say you do but you don’t deceive me / It’s hard to know they’re out / It’s hard to know that you still care.” – Dead Hearts by Stars
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